Grimm Fairy Tales: The Animated Series!
SWEET BABY JESUS YES!
Now that that is out of the way we can get on with things.
Zenescope Entertainment’s long running title “Grimm Fairy Tales” may finally be getting an actual series and maybe, just maybe, a full length feature movie.
Grimm Fairy Tales is, according to Zenescope, the longest running independent series going now with 75 issues under its corset. Between that and the insane amount off spin-off titles it’s arguably one of the most popular group of titles around.
At first glance many would say it’s popularity is due to the physiologically questionable women in scandalous clothing adorning it’s pages, a feature Zenescope has taken flak for, but if you look beyond that though it’s a great series with some fantastic art and a great story line.
What’s interesting is the way the Zenescope has chosen about going about funding. After countless on again, off again projects with Hollywood and TV the folks at Zenescope Entertainment have chosen to go with Kickstarter.
That’s right, Kickstarter.
So, why Kickstarter?
Kickstarter has been a great resource for creative minds to get the support they need to bring their dreams to life. With the crowd-source fundraising that Kickstarter offers, we can give you, not the big studios, the final say on this project, and reward you for your support.
We also want to include you, the fan, in the process as much as possible. Bringing this project to life is going to be hard, and we want you to get to see behind the curtain. That’s why we’re going to be shooting a lot of exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage to include with the series so that you really get to see how we made it all happen.
Here’s director Jon Schnepp, and Zenescope guys Ralph Tedesco and Joe Brusha to explain a bit more of what’s going on.
Now, as you can imagine, making an animated series of the quality required isn’t cheap and Zenescope is looking to raise $175,000 for its pilot. Once they get the funding they’ll have the fine folks at Titmouse get rolling and any extra cash they get from Kickstarter will go to extra episodes.
Zenescope knows full well that they can’t do this with out us and they are offering some of the best rewards for pledges I think I have ever seen. For 25 bucks you get a digital copy of the pilot, your name in the credits, a digital copy of the Grimm Fairy Tales trade, and a limited edition key chain and it goes on from there. Perhaps my favorite reward though is the Grilled Cheese Sandwich and Tomato Soup made by Jon Schnepp which appears to be taken.
Anyway, they are a week in and have about 20% of their funding with 39 days to go. I’m pretty sure this is a done deal but you should go over and fork over some cash.
The Project Page is here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/212378023/grimm-fairy-tales-animated-series
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