THE STORY of ALIVE:
When spunky Merrilee starts to work at ThriftCycle during the holiday season, little do her co-workers know that their little thrift store is about to turn upside down like a snow globe! With a bit of magic, a very special collection of Vintage Toys come to life and share their memories and longings.
The toys meet Father Time, who tells them that they can become truly real if they travel through a magic snow globe portal and complete a challenge: visit their former owners to help awaken their spirits and bring them “back to life” before the end of winter. Their owners – now adults – desperately need their help; as Father Time says, “some people are living, but they are not alive.”
Raggedy Ann visits her former owner Matilda – a woman so driven to be a supermom that she’s missing the joys of everyday life. Captain Kablammo visits his former owner Ivan, the CEO of Irving Investments, who is consumed with financial profits rather than the value that lies in his family. A Dollhouse Family visits their former owner Walt, a frustrated writer who has lost faith in his creative dreams. A Music Box Ballerina must help her former owner, a depressed professional dancer whose recent injury means she can no longer dance professionally. Velvetina the stuffed rabbit visits her former owner Phoebe, whose heart is hardened as she is unable to forgive her best friend since childhood. And a Jack in the Box visits her former owner Elektra, whose desire for control is putting all of the toys – and possibly the entire world – at grave risk!