ANIMATION - SEPIA TONE - MAP OF USA
Camera MOVES IN on Wyoming, then CLOSER to Medicine Bow and finally to a large ranch identified as SUNK CREEK.
This here's America. 'Course, you knew that already. And right there is the great state of Wyoming. You probably knew that, too. And most likely you heard of Medicine Bow. But I'll bet you dollars to donuts you haven't heard of Sunk Creek Ranch.
SUNK CREEK RANCH
The stately main house. Bunkhouse. Corral. Barn. And lots of land. The old west. Cowboys riding in and out. As we watch, the ranch ages through the years. Tractors and cars appear, each representing an era. Clothes change with the years. Rain, snow, fair weather and hot days are evidenced. In the process the ranch never loses its appeal.
Well, that's it. Right there. Built by The Virginian himself. "Who's that?" you say. Well, that's what I'm about to tell you.
SEPIA TONE gives way TO COLOR as the animation reaches modern day: new cars, trucks, a motorcycle, but always the ranch. Lots of horses, goats, chickens, and of course cattle and the ranch hands.
At this point we MORPH into:
LIVE ACTION - EXT. MAIN HOUSE AND BUNKHOUSE - DAY
Early morning. JEFF GRAYSON (30), his 9-year-old son, BILLY, SARAH (60), Billy's grandmother, and MOLLY (28), Jeff's wife and Billy's mom, ENTER from the house and head for the bunkhouse.