Western Animation: Party Wagon
Little Wagon, Crazy adventure. note Party Wagon
is a 2004 TV Movie
Pilot from Craig Bartlett (creator of Hey Arnold!
) that was aired on Cartoon Network
The movie takes places during the days of the Oregon Trail and follows Randall P. McDuff, a homeless teenager on the run after he ran out on his wedding (and obviously can't go back for fear of repercussions from his bride's family). While trying to cross a river, he meets wagon owner Bumpy Snits, his daughter Ornery Sue, rambunctious cowgirl Subliminy Jill and travelers Romeo Jones and Lewis Clark Jefferson.
During a disastrous ferry crossing, the group come into possession a treasure map which leads to the famed jewel mine, El Glitterado, which was fished off a shady peg-legged passenger named Three-Eyed Jack who ended up going over a waterfall. In the scuffle to claim it, the map is torn by all parties and, as neither is willing to give up their piece, the group agree to work together to get to their goal. Of course as one can expect with clashing personalities, they can barely avoid trying to kill each other as they head to their destination while following a wagon trail and getting into misadventures. Along the way they find orphan brothers Billy and Toady Bartly, survivors of a destroyed wagon train, who join their trek. There's also the fact that Three-Eyed Jack isn't as dead as thought...
A very obscure piece of animation if there ever was one as the movie was only shown twice on Cartoon Network. It was hoped to be picked up for a series, but CN ultimately passed on it and the movie wasn't seen for eight years
, only recently finally appearing on Youtube in 2012. It should be noted that this series is much more mature then Hey Arnold!
due to the looser censorship of the network and the fact that nearly all the main characters are adults or entering adulthood (save for the orphans).
The movie can be viewed here.
has the following tropes: