Many of the segments of Animalympics stand alone….plus there are some recurring events and important characters. The largest such story is the coverage of the marathon….where competitors René Fromage and Kit Mambo are the favorites to win. Both are determined to win with Fromage having devoted his entire life to the marathon….while Mambo is determined to make a name for herself…..as they find themselves surprised when their minds wander to thoughts of mutual admiration….and then to love….culminating in the pair holding hands for the rest of the race and crossing the finish line together. Another important story is that of Kurt Wüffner, German dachshund skier, and his disappearance to Dogra-la during a mountain climbing expedition shortly after the slalom event. A minor story features an alligator named Bolt Jenkins. He was “born as a handbag” and told he would never walk again. A song during his story reveals that he lives in the slums. After seeing a frog named Boris Amphibiensky break the world record for the high jump….Jenkins has an epiphany….and becomes determined to break the record. Jenkins goes on to set world records in the high jump, the pole vault, and later the 100 meter dash. Jenkins sacrifices his gold medal in the hundred meter dash to African competitor and favorite Kit Ngogo….whom Jenkins considers to be his superior.