The Apprentice’s Gummi.
Today is a normal day in the kingdom of Dunwyn, well almost normal if you’re a girl named
Daphne. She just finished moving into Dunwyn with her magic teacher, Proteus whom is King Gregor’s royal wizard. Proteus
& Gregor are together discussing about her.
Proteus: Oh, I don’t know what to do anymore, Your Majesty.
Give her time, Proteus. She’ll be her old self sooner or later.
Proteus: But Daphne’s been very listless since
her mother’s death. She hasn’t done anything since she came.
The king & wizard leave the throne room
to the courtyard, soon enough, Proteus’ apprentice, Daphne is outside the kingdom walls taking a walk through the forest.
She isn’t aware that there are legendary creatures in that forest, one is a short, round blue bear by
the name of Tummi Gummi.
He follows her until she stops at a meadow of forget-me-nots, she sits
on a large flat stone with her head down.
She picks a flower and puts it under her hair band
as Tummi goes in for a closer look.
Tummi thinking: /She’s kinda cute, but she seems really sad./
when Daphne’s going to pick another flower for her hair band, she suddenly spots Tummi!
Both: (Continue screaming)
She falls over backwards as the 2 run off in separate
directions. Daphne stops at a tree.
Daphne: (Panting) What on earth was that thing?
Tummi also stops at another
Tummi: (Pants) I gotta work out more.
Daphne soon goes to a lake and skips a few rocks.
(Sighs) What was that little blue creature? Oh well. (vocalizing)
A/N: Just letting you readers know, she's singing "Transformation"
from Disney's "Brother Bear".
Tummi is on the boulder behind Daphne, listening her.
Tummi: That sounds so pretty.
She looks behind her and sees Tummi!
She backs up as Tummi drinks
his Gummiberry juice and bounces up a tree. Daphne walks up timidly to him.
Daphne: You don’t
bite, do you?
Tummi: Not unless you want me to.
Daphne: What are you?
Tummi: I’m a Gummi Bear.
down to the ground.
Tummi: If you want me, you gotta catch me first.
She tries that, but he bounces off another
Tummi: Whoop! You were real close.
She tries again, but he bounces off another
Tummi: Tsk-tsk-tsk, close but no cigar.
Daphne: (Frustrated grunt)
She tries once more, but he
bounces off another foot away.
Tummi: Not a bad try.
Daphne: (Sighs) You really don’t want to be friends
with me, do you?
Daphne: No, I understand. I wouldn’t want to be friends with me either.
walks off sadly as Tummi starts to feel guilty.
Tummi: Oh boy, I guess I overdid it.
He walks over to where
she is, she’s sitting against the boulder with her face in her arms.
Daphne: (Soft crying)
The bear lays
a hand on the girl’s shoulder.
Tummi: Hey, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to hurt your feelings.
hands her a tissue, she wipes away her tears.
Daphne: (Blows nose)
Tummi: Aw, I can’t stand to see a human
cry. Let’s say, you caught me, I’m…
Daphne: No-no, I don’t blame you for not wanting to be my friend,
no one else would.
Tummi: Why’s that?
Daphne: Ever since I came to Dunwyn, everyone acts as if I don’t even
He puts his arm around her shoulder.
Tummi: Aw, please don’t cry. I’d for
sure be your friend.
Tummi: Gummi’s honor.
The 2 hug, Daphne’s actually smiling for
the first time in a week!
Daphne: You’re so sweet. Thank you.
Tummi: Don’t mention it.
Tummi: I’m Tummi.
She scoops the Gummi in her arms, his head is against her chest.
Mmm. Your heartbeat is so soothing.
Daphne: (Giggles) You really are cute.
She walks off with him in her arms and
the two become best friends. Along the way, they start getting to know each other.
Tummi: You say you’re new
Daphne: And Proteus’ apprentice.
Tummi: Must be neat to learn how to do actual magic.
But I never really felt like doing anything after my mom passed away.
Tummi: What happened?
Daphne: She was very sick.
Gee, that’s sad.
Daphne: She meant everything to me, she was my entire world.
Tummi: I know how special a mother
They soon reach the great oak tree which held the Gummi Bears’ underground hideaway, Gummi Glen.
Ah, here it is. Gummi Glen.
Daphne: You sure no one will mind?
Tummi: They won’t even know, they won’t be
home ‘til late afternoon.
She puts him down, he goes to the entrance at the top, Daphne follows unaware that
they’re being… watched by evil.
Shadowy creature: (Chuckles evilly)
The 2 slide down until they
get to Gummi Glen, where Tummi finds the others.
Tummi: I’m guessing now would be late afternoon. Hi guys.
Gruffi: You’re acting as if you got a dirty, little secret.
Daphne gets to the end of the tunnel.
Gruffi: A human? You got some questions to answer, who are you? How’d you get here?
Gruffi: Hold that thought.
He goes to get some rope and a chair, until Grammi stops him by yanking
his collar back.
Grammi: Oh no you don’t. Don’t mind him, dearie, you can just make yourself at home.
Thank you, ma’am. My name’s Daphne, by the way.
Grammi: Oh! What a polite young lady.
Tummi: This is my
new friend, Daphne.
Sunni: Hello Daphne.
Zummi: (Shakes hands with Daphne) Uh, glad to meet you, Debbie.
Zummi: Oh, pardon me.
Cubbi: Hey Daphne, I’m Cubbi.
Grammi: Call me Grammi.
Sunni: My name’s Sunni.
Grammi: And that’s Gruffi. Don’t be rude, Gruffi, say hello.
Daphne: Oh, I get it. I’m not welcome here.
She gets up to leave, but is stopped by Tummi.
Daphne wait. Of course you’re welcome here. Don’t feel bad, it takes Gruffi a while to get used to others.
Well, how would you like a tour?
Daphne: I’d love one.
So, much to the dismay of Gruffi, the Gummies give
Daphne the tour of Gummi Glen. First off is the dining hall…
Tummi: Here is the dining hall where we gather
for Gummi traditions & the like.
Daphne: Oh, it’s so lovely.
Tummi: It sure is.
Then the kitchen…
Here’s our kitchen where we make our meals. Cookie?
Daphne: Thank you, don't mind if I do. (takes cookie, takes bite)
Mmm, these are delicious.
Grammi: Oh, someone besides Tummi who appreciates my cooking.
Gruffi under breath: She hasn’t
tried anything else.
Grammi whacks Gruffi with a wooden spoon.
Grammi: I heard that.
there’s the library…
Zummi: And here is our grand library, in it is our most prized possession, the Great
Book of Gummi.
Zummi: It holds all the secrets of Gummi wisdom, traditions and history.
the tour, the group is in the living room.
Grammi: Oh, isn’t it lovely having guests over?
Gruffi under breath:
As lovely as a puddle of slime. (gets whacked by Grammi) Ow!
Gruffi: Would you quit laughing already.
Then please, don’t be so funny.
Zummi: Pay him no heed, Debbie.
Zummi: Oh, excuse me. Well,
he wakes a tile, uh, takes a while to get used to visitors.
Sunni: Oh, I forgot to mention, I love your cape.
Sunni: So pretty, the rainbow colors with white rabbits.
Daphne: Thank you. You know, before I met you folks,
I didn’t know what Gummi Bears were.
Cubbi: You don’t say.
Tummi: Well, now you do.
That’s right. If it weren’t for you, I’d still be miserable & lonely.
Tummi: Yeah, because of your
Cubbi: What happened to her?
Daphne: (Sighs) She was very sick and passed away.
Grammi: Oh, I’m so sorry
to hear that, sweetheart.
As Grammi goes to the human girl, Gruffi’s expression softens (not by much).
Gee, I guess that is sad.
Zummi: But, change of subject, you say you’re a student in magic.
right, with Proteus teaching. Oh! That reminds me, what time is it?
Zummi: It’s about… (looks at watch) a quarter
Daphne: Oh my! I’ve stayed for hours, Proteus might be worried if I’m back after dark.
Not to worry, Daphne. You can use the Quick Cars.
Daphne: What are the Quick Cars?
Cubbi: C’mon, we’ll show
They lead her down to the Quick Tunnels and to one of the Quick Cars.
Tummi: Here we are, the Quick Cars
are what we use to get to places fast.
Cubbi: Climb aboard.
She gets in following Cubbi & Tummi.
Thank you all for having me, I had a wonderful time meeting you.
Grammi: Oh, thank you for coming, Daphne.
was great meeting you too.
Daphne: ‘Night everyone.
Zummi: Just promise thone oing,
er one thing, Daphne.
Zummi: Never tell a soul about us.
Daphne: I won’t, you have my word.
pulls the lever and the Quick Car zooms off, in a heartbeat the Gummies & girl arrive at Dunwyn in a secret tunnel.
Oh my, where are we?
Cubbi: We’re under Dunwyn Castle’s courtyard.
Tummi: There should be a secret door
on the left.
Daphne: Thank you both for everything.
Cubbi: Don’t mention it, Daphi.
Tummi: We’ll see
you tomorrow, don’t forget.
Daphne: I won’t.
She goes to the secret door and ends up in the courtyard.
There, she meets up with Cavin, the squire of Sir Tuxford.
Cavin: Oh! Daphne.
Daphne: Cavin, pardon me. I didn’t
Cavin: Well, you’re just the one I wanted to see.
Cavin: Yes, I wanted to say, I’m
sorry I ignored you a lot. I really wanted to get to know you, but Sir Tuxford had me do this & that.
Daphne: Oh, that’s
all right. You’re a squire, you have many, many things to do.
Cavin: It must be awful losing your mother, I never
Daphne: Gee, how sad.
Cavin: Well, let’s go. You & I can get to know each other better, and get
to know the Princess.
Daphne: I’d be delighted.
They go inside the castle. Meanwhile, at Drekmore, the evil
Duke Igthorn is in his thrown room when a shape-shifting imp named Chaos goes to him.
Chaos: Sire, I have news
Igthorn: What is it, Chaos?
Chaos: The fat blue Gummi Bear has befriended Gregor’s wizard’s apprentice
and has led her to Gummi Glen.
Toadie: Maybe girl know secret to Gummiberry juice?
Igthorn: That’s a stupid idea,
Toadwart. Wait, I’ve got it, she maybe the key to the secret of Gummiberry juice. Toadwart, Chaos, you will invite the
girl to tea.
He gets an evil smirk as what Iggy has in store for Daphne is more than just inviting her over for afternoon
tea. The next day, Daphne is at the forget-me-now meadow with Tummi, they’re both on the large flat stone.
It’s so pretty here.
Daphne: Yeah, my mom & I used to come here all the time.
Tummi: Gee, you did a lot with
your mom, huh?
Daphne: Sure did.
She makes a flower chain and puts it on Tummi’s head.
Huh? (discovers flower chain)
Tummi: (Chuckles) Say, have you learned any magic yet?
learned a few, but I’ve only mastered the basics.
Tummi: Ooh, can I see?
Daphne: Absolutely. I’ll need your
He takes the flower chain off and gives Daphne his hat, then puts the chain back on.
you know, the hat is empty. But, (waves hand over open hat) Presto!
A bright light appears in the hat, she puts it
down and a bunny comes out. Daphne holds him.
Tummi: Wow. Cute little fella. (pets bunny)
Daphne: (Puts bunny down)
Proteus thought it was neat. I showed it to Unwin, he wasn’t impressed.
Tummi: Why’s that? I think it was great.
He says I have to master true magic, not dopey show magic like that.
Tummi stands and puts a hand on Daphne’s
Tummi: Aw, Unwin is just a spoilsport, don’t listen to him. You mustn’t let others tell you
what to do, you be true to yourself.
Daphne: Oh, Tummi.
She embraces him and kisses him on the cheek, he grins as
if he were in a trace.
Daphne: Thanks, I will remember that.
Just when the 2 are going
off, a giant bird swoops down and grabs Daphne with its talons!
the giant bird carrying his human friend off, he also sees the bird has a lace around its neck w/3 ogre teeth and Toadie riding
Tummi: Chaos. Oh no, what am I gonna do? I’ve got it, I’ll go get help.
He takes a stump
which is a secret shortcut to Gummi Glen. Meanwhile, the bad guys get to Castle Drekmore, Chaos drops Daphne then turns
back to normal. Gad & Zook grab the girl and they all take her inside.
Daphne: Hey! Let go of me, you multi-colored
buffoons! Just you wait, you’re gonna be sorry!
They then take her into a tearoom where Igthorn awaits at a small
table with tea set, the ogres drop her.
Daphne: Oof! Grr…
Igthorn: Now boys, that’s no way to treat
our guest. Come, m’dear. Have a seat.
She reluctantly sits in the other chair, Toadie pours tea into the cup
in front of her.
Toadie: You like cream or sugar?
Daphne: Cream, please.
He pours cream into her tea.
(Sips) Oh, your lordship, you really shouldn’t have gone to so much trouble.
Igthorn: Oh, but dearest, you were all
Daphne: (Takes cookie) Is that how you invite all your guests, by kidnapping them?
Igthorn: I’ll ask
the questions here!! I mean, whatever do you mean, Daphne?
Daphne: (Takes bite of cookie) Well…
Igthorn: But enough
of that, I hear somewhere that you know about Gummi Bears.
She nearly choked on her cookie hearing this, but she remembered
her promise to Zummi.
Daphne: (Gulps, coughs) What’s a Gummi Bear?
Igthorn: Don’t play dumb with me,
I know you know them. And I know you know their secret to Gummiberry Juice.
Of course, what Iggy doesn't know is that
she never learned the secret.
Daphne: Hmm… Gummi Bears. Do they have little round ears?
And have different color fur?
Igthorn: Yes, yes.
Daphne: And do they bounce around like this?
She puts down her
teacup and bounces around to demonstrate.
Igthorn: Yes! That’s it!
Daphne: Never heard of ‘em.
He goes to her, she makes a quick move.
Daphne: Look! A Gummi Bear!
Igthorn: Where? Where?!
looks away in the direction she pointed in, but she points at him mockingly.
Daphne sing-song: Monkeys always look!
Monkeys always look!
Iggy grabs Daphne by her shirt back and holds her up.
You dare mock the Duke Igthorn?
Daphne: Who me?
Igthorn: SILENCE! I don’t want to hear another peep from you!
Igthorn: Stop peeping!
Daphne: (Resumes peeping)
He hands her to Gad & Zook.
Take the girl to the dungeon, until she’s ready to tell me the Gummies’ secret.
They take Daphne to the
dungeon. Meanwhile, Tummi gets to Gummi Glen, after putting the flower crown down and to the library where Zummi is writing
Tummi: Zummi, Zummi!
Zummi: Oh! Oh my, w-w-what is it, Tummi?
Tummi: Daphne’s been kidnapped
by Toadie & Chaos.
Zummi: Oh dear, we gotta have ser, er save her!
They dash out and to the Quick Cars. They
soon arrive at Drekmore and sneak in the castle past the ogres.
Tummi: Oh boy, how’re we gonna find Daphne?
I don’t know, Tummi. We just have to keep searching.
Meanwhile, Daphne’s in the dungeon with an orange
ogre guarding. She then gets an idea.
Daphne: Hmm… Hey guy, you wanna see a magic trick?
Ogre: Oh goody!
A magic trick.
Daphne: Well, open the door and I’ll show ya.
They open the door and sit in front it.
All righty, first I shall pull a rabbit from my hat.
Ogre: Duh, but you no wear a hat.
Daphne: That’s where you
come in, I’ll need to borrow yours.
He gives her his helmut and she waves her hand over.
Presto! (pulls bunny from hat)
Ogre: Ooh! (clapping)
After making the bunny vanish, she hands the helmut back to
Ogre: More! More!
Daphne: One more.
She takes out a handkerchief and crumple it in her hands,
it suddenly disappears.
Daphne: Nothing up my sleeves.
She then reaches into her vest pocket and appears the
handkerchief attached to several others of different colors.
Ogre: Oh! (clapping) More! More!
She takes off her cape and lets go of it, but it levitates in midair, Daphne goes behind it and the cape
drops to the ground with no Daphne.
He goes into the cell and picks the cape up, inspecting it.
Duh, where she go?
Just then, the cape disappears in a puff of smoke and the cell door closes, revealing Daphne on
the outside wearing her cape.
She makes a deadbolt appear on the door, making it harder
for the ogre to escape.
Daphne: Thanks for watching the show, pal. You're a beautiful audience and now, exit stage
right. (runs off)
Ogre: Hey! Come back here!
She escapes the dungeon and to the main hall where she meets Zummi
Daphne: Zummi! Tummi! Am I glad to see you guys.
Tummi: Good to see you too.
Zummi: Our reunion
will have to wait, look!
The rest of the ogres appear as do Toadie & Chaos.
Daphne, get out of here!
Daphne: What about you?
Tummi: Don’t worry about us, we’ll handle these guys.
goes to the doors as Zummi & Tummi drink their Gummiberry Juice, then bounce off to persuade the ogres & imp. Just
when a green ogre catches them in a barrel…
Ogre: I got the Gummies! I got the Gummies!
Vuman umish numow.
Igthorn comes by.
Igthorn: What is going on here?
Ogre: Look, I got Gummies!
tips the barrel over, but nothing comes out, there aren’t any Gummi Bears.
The bad guys look
out the window and see the Gummies escaping with Daphne.
Igthorn: Oh no! The girl! Get them, you pea-brains!
big ogres go out, Daphne, Zummi & Tummi are at the exit, but Chaos cuts the rope which makes the metal-bared gate close.
Oh no! We’re trapped!
Zummi: Not quite yet, Tummi.
He takes out of his pocket an extra bottle of Gummiberry
Zummi: Daphne, drink this, hurry!
Daphne: What is it?
Tummi: Gummiberry Juice.
The girl takes
the bottle from Zummi and drinks it, gaining superhuman strength. She lifts the gate up and the Gummi go out first then she.
The gate closes right when Igthorn goes after them but he gets his head stuck in it.
Igthorn: Ack! (grunting)
Dukie not gonna be happy when he get free.
Chaos: You mean if he gets free.
Toadie: “If”, “if”
Igthorn: Oh shut up, you idiots and get me out of here! And don’t call me Dukie!
So, the ogres spend
most of the day getting Iggy out of the gate. Meanwhile, Daphne, Zummi & Tummi return to Gummi Glen. They’re in
the living room with the other Gummies where they tell all about what happened.
Grammi: Oh, that must’ve been
sometime you had, Daphne.
Daphne: Yeah, but we were able to outsmart Iggy & his goons.
Cubbi: I wish I were there
to see the look on their faces.
Tummi: Yeah, well maybe next time.
Gruffi: I guess I was wrong about you, Daphne. You’re
O.K.…for a human.
Daphne: (Pats Gruffi’s shoulder) Thanks Gruffi, you’re O.K. too. And thanks, Zummi
for coming to save me.
Zummi: Oh, anytime Daphne. Anytime.
She stands and scoops up Tummi.
Daphne: I mostly
have you to thank, Tummi. (hugs Tummi) You’ve helped me rediscover myself.
Tummi: Aww… (grins)