New neighbors move in next door. Lin is surprised to find the new girl was born deaf. Janie can read lips, and teaches Lin the alphabet in ASL, which Lin picks up fast. “It’s like playing air guitar!” she says. The two become fast friends.
As their friendship grows, they find they have lots of things in common—but discover that it's their differences that make their friendship (and the world) more interesting
In each episode, Lin and Janie experience a moment where they are so in sync they enter a private world. These Shared Moments, which last less than 60 seconds, merge their inner landscapes, playing like mini-Fantasia movies. There's no dialog and no sound effects: that's Janie's inner landscape. At the same time, music plays over the visuals like a personal soundtrack: that's Lin’s inner landscape.
Here are a couple of stories taken from the pitch bible. The bold text indicates their Shared Moments.
A central theme of the show is communication. We need to be able to communicate not just with people who have different modalities (such as Lin and Janie), but with people who are different in other ways: opinions, likes and dislikes, culture, emotional development, etc. At its heart, My Loud & Quiet World demonstrates to children that our differences make us stronger.