A while back I put in a proposal for a short animation for the Glasgow Film Theatre trailer competition organised by http://www.thisiscentralstation.com/ . Unfortunately it didn't make the shortlist.
My proposal for the GFT trailer & sting was to be a keystone cops with a hint of Benny Hill chase through the streets of Glasgow. It was to be a mixture of maybe live action shots of Glasgow streets with animated film stars being chased by the paparazzi. If that wasn't possible then I would have the animated characters running through a collage of glasgow scenes with them hiding in the GFT watching a movie with the logo & sponsorship coming up on the screen as an intro.
I put together a small flash movie (see above) with a taste of what I had in mind for the characters. John Wayne would be on a horse, the thought of Humphrey Bogart & Katherine Hepburn coming up the Clyde on the African Queen came to mind, with Leo Di Capprio & Kate Winslett in a life raft/ice berg with penguins looking on. I would incorporate a mixture of Hollywood of old & the latest stars of today.
The other idea would be to produce a hollywood style red carpet parade of stars entering the cinema with lots of photographers & flash lights going off, crowds of fans cheering. With the cinema getting fuller, showing it bulging, then exploding with lots of shooting stars coming at you with the GFT logo & details.