Caprice & Ella: The Movie
|Caprice & Ella: The Movie|
Movie release poster
|Directed by||Ava Zinn|
|Produced by||Karly Jameson|
|Written by||Ava Zinn|
|Narrated by||Karly Jameson|
|Music by||Kevin MacLeod|
Aeverine Zinn Digital Media Group
Caprice & Ella: The Movie is a 2024 American black comedy film directed by Ava Zinn in her feature film directorial debut and produced by Karly Jameson. It stars Ava Zinn, Breeanna Sorensen, Caprice Zinn, and Ella Zinn. It is slated for release in July 2024.
Ava Zinn (herself) is a good-hearted transgender woman, but so far she has had no success despite being in a relationship with Breeanna Sorensen (herself). Ava adopts a cat Caprice (Caprice Zinn and voiced by Ava Zinn), a brown, black and white domestic short hair cat, and Gabriella "Ella" (Ella Zinn and voiced by Ava Zinn), a brown, tan and white Chihuahua. Caprice and Ella are hellions who quickly makes life miserable for Ava and Breeanna. Disaster follows Caprice and Ella wherever they go. Caprice and Ella later wins a golf game by belting rival golfers with a golf club for bullying them. Horrified, Ava realizes she needs to hire a pet sitter and put them in a pet day care facility.
However, a new mother figure isn't what Caprice and Ella want. But they have more to worry about than Ava's dates with Breeanna -- the little troublemakers might have met their match in Jackson Grubb, a gray tom cat with a big chip on his shoulder.
On Caprice and Ella's first day of pet day care, they find that Ivann Ozbourne is the principal at the facility. Horrified, Ms. Ozbourne promptly promotes Caprice and Ella to the senior pet class to avoid dealing with them for four years. There, Caprice meets Garfield and Heathcliff, the pet day care bullies, and gets on their bad side when Caprice tapes Heathcliff to the dry erase board after Garfield tries to kiss Caprice. Heathcliff retaliates by dropping a heavy and blunt object on Caprice and Ella, but it misses them and hits Ava instead, knocking her out. When Ava comes to, she sees the facility's nurse/vet, Bethanie Grubb, and becomes smitten with her. Caprice and Ella, annoyed at Ava's sudden love interest, attempts to vandalize Bethanie's picture hanging in the hall, only to be foiled by Jackson, Bethanie's male gray cat, who is as mischievous as Caprice and Ella. When Caprice confronts Jackson for harassing her, Jackson states that he can harass anybody he wants and punctuates his point by giving Caprice a lit M-80. Caprice and Ella panics and promptly flushes it, and it explodes right when their teacher, Ms. Thorn, sits on the toilet. Throughout the film, Caprice, Ella and Jackson engage in an escalating prank war.
Caprice and Ella thwarts Ava's first date with Breeanna by phoning her jealous former boyfriend (who has since underwent a sex change), who storms into the restaurant and picks a fight with Ava. Caprice and Ella also videotapes their irresponsible babysitter having sex with her boyfriend and broadcasts it to the entire neighborhood as well as on Ava's Ring video doorbell. Ava and Breeanna reminds Caprice and Ella they are new in the neighborhood and must attempt to fit in.
That evening, Ava's daughter-in-law, Jenna with her daughter Alisan, niece Leah, and nephew Michael, arrive to live with them after she loses custody of Allisan, Leah, and Michael following the deaths of Ava's daughters Samantha in November 2020 and Tiffani in August 2021. Ava's second date with Breeanna goes even worse when Caprice and Ella place several mousetraps in and round the Ring video doorbell, and Breeanna gets injured. Around the same time, Alicia Wayne, the richest, snootiest, kid-hating woman in Fort Wayne, takes an interest in Ava, while being horrified by Caprice and Ella's past. While Caprice, Ella, Alisan, Leah, Michael, Breeanna, and Ava are gone, she redecorates the house to impress Ava.
Meanwhile, Ava takes Caprice, Ella, Alisan, Leah, and Michael to the carnival during the Three Rivers Festival. After being taunted by Jackson, Garfield and Heathcliff for being too short to ride the Crazy Dance, as well as seeing Jackson cheat his way on by wearing platform shoes, Ella relives herself on the ride's floor while Caprice tampers with the ride by turning its settings up to maximum speed, causing everyone, including Jackson and Heathcliff, to get sick and vomit all over each other (including throwing up hairballs) and the entire ride to eventually break down. On the way home, a disappointed Ava makes Caprice and Ella promise to behave.
However, when Caprice and Ella learns that Breeanna redecorated their beds with a clown theme, which they detests, they swiftly reneges on their promise and retaliates by putting live mice in her dinner. Disgusted and angered, she threatens to send him to boarding school in Breeanna's home state of North Carolina when she is their pet mother. They try to tell Ava this, but Ava refuses to believe them, saying Caprice and Ella are no longer credible.
At a pet day care function, a puppet show goes awry. Ava is surprised to see Jackson, not Caprice or Ella, was behind it, and that Bethanie is his pet mother. Ava tries to tell Bethanie she understands what it is like raising a problem pet or two and thinks they can help one another. She acknowledges she likes her, but if they date, Jackson's behavior will only get worse. Ava proposes to Breeanna, believing she is the only woman who will marry her.
By a chance meeting at a pizzeria, Ava, Breeanna, Bethanie, Caprice, Ella, and Jackson dine together and have a good time, even after the food fight that the pets start with Ivyann gets them banned from the restaurant; Caprice, Ella and Jackson apologize for pranking each other and become best friends.
Caprice and Ella attempt to stop the wedding at all costs. The night before the wedding, Caprice, Ella and Jackson make a wish at the town's Johnny Appleseed statue near Parkview Field that their pet parents will get together.
At the altar the next day, Jackson appears operating a bulldozer with the Johnny Appleseed statue, and Alicia, revealing herself as a pet hater (which makes Ava realize Caprice and Ella were telling the truth about Breeanna), gets trapped underneath. Ava suggests Jenna should propose to Alicia herself, which she does. Caprice puts Jackson's firecracker in Ella's slingshot, causing the cake to blast off and land on Alicia and Jenna. Caprice, Ella, Breeanna, Ava, Bethanie, and Jackson then walk off as the film comes to a close.
- Caprice Zinn as herself (voiced by Ava Zinn)
- Ella Zinn as herself (voiced by Ava Zinn)
- Ava Zinn as herself, owner of Caprice and Ella as well as paternal grandfather of Alisan Zinn, Michael Zinn II, and Leah Zinn
- Breeanna Sorensen as herself, Ava's girlfriend and the de facto paternal step-grandmother of Alisan Zinn, Michael Zinn II, and Leah Zinn
- TBD as Professor
- TBD as Bethanie Grubb, the lesbian nurse/vetrinarian
- TBD as Jackson Grubb (voiced by Justice Margowski)
- TBD as Jenna Zinn, Ava's daughter-in-law and daughter of Season Atkins
- TBD as Ivyann Ozbourne, the principal/general manager of the pet day care facility
- TBD as Marylin Hudson
- Caitlyn Skinner as Ms. Thorn
- TBD as Indiana Department of Child Services Social Worker
- TBD as Alicia Wayne, prominent Fort Wayne figure
- Ginger Poupon as himself (voiced by Ava Zinn)
- TBD as Harmony, Breeanna's ex-boyfriend now living as a woman
- TBD as Neighbor #1
- TBD as Neighbor #2
- Season Atkins as herself, Jenna's mother and maternal grandmother of Alisan Zinn
- Johnny Mathis as himself
- TBD as Classmate #1
- TBD as Classmate #2
- TBD as Classmate #4
- TBD as Classmate #5
- TBD as Classmate #6
- TBD as Alisan Zinn, Ava's eldest granddaughter as well as Jenna's daughter and the granddaughter of Season Atkins
- TBD as Michael Zinn II, Ava's grandson
- TBD as Leah Zinn, Ava's youngest granddaughter
- TBD as Melissa, the pet sitter
- TBD as Dan, Melissa's boufriend
- TBD as Waiter (Savery Grill)
- TBD as Waiter (Vegetarian Steakhouse)
- TBD as Garfield Arbuckle (voiced by Morrison James)
- TBD as Heathclliff (voiced by Sam Williamson)
- Rachael Passalt as Animal Shelter Worker
- Tom Powell as himself (rumor)
- TBD as Minister
- TBD as BrightPoint Head Start Employee
- Ava Zinn as Shushu Willis (voice)
- Ava Zinn as Tabby Willis (voice)
- Susan Aldermann as herself (rumor)
- TBD as Male Teacher
- TBD as Carnival Worker #1
- TBD as Carnival Worker #2
- TBD as Police Officer
- TBD as Pet Parent #1
- TBD as Golfer #1
- TBD as Golfer #2
- Seth MacFarlane as Brian Griffin (voice)
- Karly Jameson as narrator
In an assignment for Ava Zinn's Video & Sound course at Ivy Tech - Fort Wayne on April 15, 2022, it was revealed that a Caprice & Ella movie was in the works to be released on in the summer of 2023.
Caprice Zinn, Ella Zinn, Ava Zinn, and initially, Tuxedo Kitty, Ragdoll Kitty, and Grey Poupon reprised their roles from the YouTube series. Ava Zinn reprised her Queen of the Willis roles of Shushu Willis and Tabby Willis although they respectively sound like Caprice and Ella. Zinn said the pet day care scene is comical. On June 10, 2022, Ragdoll Kitty and Grey Poupon died while Tuxedo Kitty and Random Black Kitty declined the roles. Ginger Poupon decided to take over the role as one of the community cats from the YouTube series.
Just hours after the casting call was announced in May 2022, Rachael Passalt was confirmed to portray the Aninal Shelter Volunteer and Karly Jameson was confirmed to be the narrator. On June 5, 2022, Justice Margowski and Dexter Manning were confirmed as the voice of Jackson Grubb and the puppets, respectively. The following day, Ava Zinn confirmed the voices of Garfield and Heathcliff will be respectively played by Morrison James and Sam Williamson, while Andrew LaFerrea was slated to be cast as the role of Michael Zinn II.
Production was set to begin in mid-July 2022 to early September 2022, but was delayed due to Aeverine Zinn Holdings' relocation of the Digital Media Group's Production in summer 2022.
There are concerns that Ava Zinn's style of cursing at individuals on her other programs (most notably the series, Vote for the Girls and Queen of the Willis) would carry over to Caprice & Ella: The Movie. It did, houwever, carry over to the movie yet in several scenes, Zinn cursed a few times in front of (but not at) Alisan, Michael and Leah.
Breeanna Sorensen was confirmed to portray herself and the script was revised to reflect the addition of Sorensen in the YouTube series and in the film on September 23, 2022. Caitlyn Skinner was confirmed to portray Ms. Thorn. However, Zinn offered the role of Jenna Zinn to Addison Agen in addition to potraying herself, but in a Facebook post by Agen stating she was moving to Nashville, Zinn confimrmed Agen's declined offer.
Season Atkins confirmed on The Karly Jameson Show on August 1, 2022 that she would portray herself.
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