Join Teddy, a traveling bear, on his journey to discover the rich culture, landscape, wildlife, and people of India.
Teddy The Traveler is a children's educational film/video that teaches about culture, environment, and geography. It will be entered in film festivals, and become the first episode of a pilot series called Teddy the Traveler. Each week we travel to a different country to discover the landscape and people through a timeless story from that culture. Teddy, and the children who join along will also learn about themselves on the journey
We were given permission to create a studio puppet film adaptation of "What Happened To The Reptiles" by an award-winning children's author from India named Zai Whitacker. This segment is complete and now in the final stages of post-production, it is called, "What Happened to the Reptiles?" . It's a story that teaches the delicate balance of the environment as well as acceptance of differences in others.
On his trip to India, Teddy The Traveler (a puppet bear) will be filmed at significant sites in India, meet local children, the author of the story, visit a kite festival, and a reptile preserve.
We are raising funds for the travel expenses as we have already raised the bulk of production costs.We are going to send a bare-bones crew to India, and the $8,000 we are requesting reflects that.
We are seasoned travelers, with much experience working with children and also working in film/media.
If together we raise more than our goal, we will bring more support, and also have the freedom to add some free shows for kids to our schedule!
The project is being produced through Culture Collective, which is also an educational non-profit within The Creative Visions Foundation's Creative Activist Network. You can learn more here:
You can also learn more about the project, see a full trailer of the completed portion of the film and production stills at: www.teddythetraveler.org
Since this is a creative project in the likes of Jim Henson, we have
all sorts of original sketches of characters, storyboards, and other fun gifts that give an inside look behind the scenes. In addition, we have the puppet molds and are
prepared to offer a hand-made replica of the cobra puppet seen in the film
for larger donations. Check out the gifts list for donors on the right! We are excited to offer
these tangible pieces of our creative process to our supporters.
We will also have musical MP3 downloads, DVD's and "I Support Teddy The Traveler" stickers for smaller donations.
We are so grateful to be part of The Kickstarter family and hope you enjoy the video above as it is Dennis and Jacob's first appearance from behind the puppet curtain in years!
-Lila the baby crocodile
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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For a donation of $5 or more, you will receive a "I Support Teddy The Traveler" Sticker in the mail. Put it on your car, or give it to your kids!Estimated delivery:
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Be the coolest cat around with the thumping sound of Teddy The Traveler theme song playing in your car stereo as you cruise the town! Free MP3 download of Teddy theme song...Estimated delivery:
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A fully interactive I-Book of "What Happened To The Reptiles" the story being featured in the film by awarded Indian Author, Zai Whitacker. You can read it on your IPad, IPhone or any device that allows IBooks! The story is a beautiful tale of the interconnectedness of all things in nature, great for all ages...Estimated delivery:
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Your name listed as a supporter on our website for Teddy The Traveler. www.teddythetraveler.org Plus a signed 8" X 10" production still from the studio portion of the program.Estimated delivery:
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A signed DVD of the completed project!Estimated delivery:
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You will get a DVD of the completed project, all the music from Teddy, the theme song, Crocodile Rap, and the Indian music score! Plus the IBook!Estimated delivery:
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A DVD of the completed project, all the downloads; Music, ibook, and 1 Signed 11 X 17" production still, see your giant print hanging over the fireplace!Estimated delivery:
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Your name on the film credits! 3 DVDs signed and a 11 X 17" signed production still + the music and ibook downloads! Oooooh, now its gettin good!Estimated delivery:
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A cobra puppet made from the original mold from the video! Plus a DVD! Collectors items like this will be worth $zillions in a few years. But will you sell it? NO! it will be a family keepsake to pass down through the generations.Estimated delivery:
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A cobra puppet, 3 DVDs, 11x 17 production still, bumper sticker, MP3's, and your name listed on film, website and book! Plus a signed original sketch from the production storyboard or character design!Estimated delivery:
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A Muppet-style puppet of yourself or someone you know! Plus a DVD!Estimated delivery:
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A Muppet-style puppet of yourself or someone you know and...... YOU (drum-roll please) will become listed as an Executive Producer! Your name will appear under that title on the website, film and book. This will make you a superstar by itself and people will start asking YOU for your autograph... You will also receive ALL of the previous gifts mentioned including, a cobra puppet, an 11 x 17" signed production still, bumper sticker, MP3's, 3 DVDs, and your name listed on film, website and book! Plus a signed original sketch from the production storyboard or character design.Estimated delivery:
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You can be a part of Team Teddy, travel with us to India and work as a puppeteer in the production!Estimated delivery:
- (40 days)