Once upon a time, in the deep, dark jungles of the far, Far East, three monkeys gained immortality and achieved incredible fame. In time, they dreamed of traveling the world and meeting new people everywhere.
In the long-past year of 1333, the monkeys set out on their voyage, taking with them their mottos of “Hear no evil, see no evil, and speak no evil,” that had gained them renown back home. They traveled in search of anything good and everything fun, learning and teaching children of all ages and cultures. Their journey took them over Mt. Fuji in Japan, across all of continental Asia, and through Europe.
After many years, and many adventures, they finally came to America. Through the years, The 3 Monkeys have seen all, heard all, and told a lot. Their escapades have become legendary and their adventures have helped shape history.
As a result of all their travels, Tic Tac and Tonee developed the mission to spread :
Peace, Love, Unity, & Harmony throughout the world.
Life experience has taught me that at some time or another in everyone's life, our inner fire goes out. It then bursts into flame by an encounter with a new idea or dream.
I, for one, am forever thankful to rekindle the inner spirit. In addition to my Book and Movie, “Spirit of Oldenburg,” (in progress) I have brought back to life The 3 Monkeys. They are a powerful paradigm and inspiring role model to the children of the world.
In 1991, on a Sunday afternoon drive with my young daughters, Jackie (7) and Chelsea (5), I asked them what they wanted for lunch. One wanted pizza, another a hamburger, and I wanted a hot dog.
I suddenly realized that no such place served these items under one roof, but maybe, just maybe, I could do something about that.
My immediate concern was in seeing that my daughters were fed, but as time went on, I couldn’t understand why someone hadn’t already addressed the needs of a consuming public. When I went home that evening and went to bed I had a dream. I dreamed about The 3 Monkeys: "See No Evil, Speak No Evil, Hear No Evil" from old folk lore. This had to be the name for my 3 Monkeys fast food restaurant - serving 3 foods, a food product for each Monkey - who became the icon for the worldwide The 3 Monkeys company.
In the Analects of Confucius from the 2nd to 4th century B.C. in China, Confucius said;
"Look not at what is contrary to propriety; Listen not to what is contrary to propriety; Speak not what is contrary to propriety; Make no movement which is Contrary to propriety."
"See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil"
My mind was spinning - first restaurants, then entertainment theme parks - with animated monkey dolls that could teach children almost anything!
I had to animate The 3 Monkeys! I had an animator draw them out.
Tic, Tac, and Tonee were born. Tic loves sports & hot dogs; Tac has a passion for academics & hamburgers; Tonee eats up arts, music & pizza.
I eventually envisioned spanning the world in animation, with Tic, Tac, and Tonee becoming Ambassadors - teaching all that is good.
'They spread their creed of honesty, integrity, spirituality, charity, dedication, kindness, determination, and a sense of community to the children of the world.'
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Fashioned after the late great Walt Disney's idea of a park in speaking to board members who complained that Disney was not in the amusement-park business – “and that’s what amusement parks are.” He admitted that it was hard for them to envision Disneyland the way he could, but he assured them,” There’s nothing like it in the entire world. I know, because I’ve looked. That’s why it can be great: because it will be unique. A new concept in entertainment, and I think – I know- it can be a success” When he finished, there were tears in his eyes. The member of the bboard were persuaded.
Why not make eating more fun than a barrel of monkeys?!
In our everchanging world, with conflicting ideas and opinions, the 3 Monkeys with their friend Evie want to know:
"Can't we all get along"