The latest edit of TNH, the current animated work in progress from Kyle Baker and Defenestration Animation Corporation. First chapter in a full-length cartoon.
SYNOPSIS: Detective Tortoise is getting promoted to lieutenant and a safe desk job instead of his current dangerous undercover assignment infiltrating the Mob, but his ambition and rigid adherence to rules and hierarchy have caused resentment among his wife and kids (who he's been neglecting because of work), and his co-workers in the police department resent him because he's getting promoted and nobody likes a successful co-worker. Tortoise's assigned to train his replacement, detective Hare, to take over for him undercover when he's promoted. Detective Hare is so insane and unorthodox, though, that Tortoise worries it'll screw up his promotion. When Tortoise's gang informant gets killed, the heroes suspect a leak somewhere. After a small bust, Tortoise is successfully promoted, and Hare replaces him undercover in the gang. Now in his cushy Lieutenant's post Tortoise figures out that he's been promoted because he's such a straight arrow and sucker for protocol that the corrupt cops plan to make him the fall guy by making it look like he's the leak and that he got his promotion through graft. Tortoise also figures out Hare is walking into an ambush. The crooked cops now blackmail the Tortoise and threaten his family and career if he doesn't play along with their evil schemes. If he just keeps quiet, he can have his promotion, keep the graft money deposited in his bank account by the villains, and his wife and kids will not be hurt. Tortoise has to decide whether to let the Hare die and the bad guys win, or risk everything he loves to help Detective Hare bust up the mob.