A Dick Figures movie written and directed by Ed Skudder & Zack Keller. Join Red & Blue on their biggest adventure yet!
UPDATE: T-SHIRT DESIGNS UNVEILED!
Here is the official design for the Kickstarter Backer T-shirt! Check out the rewards to the right to see how you can get yours!
Wondering what all that money goes towards? The video below explains everything! Plus meet some of the talented artists at Six Point Harness animation.
DICK FIGURES: THE MOVIE!!!
After only a year and a half, Dick Figures has become the highest viewed and rated animated web series on YouTube. Now the show’s creators, Ed Skudder & Zack Keller, are setting out to give the fans what they’ve been asking for... even more Red & Blue. We’re inviting you to become part of filmmaking history as we change the way animation is funded, created and shown to the world, and this time the fans will choose what they want:
- $250,000 FUNDS - A 30-Minute Special!
- $500,000 FUNDS - A 60-Minute Movie!!
- $700,000 FUNDS - A FULL-LENGTH FEATURE FILM!!!
It’s your choice, and your support matters! Join us for the adventure and help make Dick Figures: The Movie the most awesome, hilarious and epic movie the world has ever seen. Want proof? How about the first 5 minutes of the film!
A LITTLE BACKGROUND...
Dick Figures is an animated web series created by Ed Skudder & Zack Keller about two best best friends named Red & Blue. It’s more awesome than a supernova wrapped in bacon. From the mundane to the magical, the world of the series combines off-the-wall action, absurd comedy, filmic references, mythical creatures, adorable animals, an eclectic soundtrack, lots of explosions, and a cast of colorful characters living out their lives in complete acceptance of the insanity surrounding them. Yet at the adrenaline-powered-blood-pumping heart of it all, the show is just pure fun.
Dick Figures is the most popular animated show on YouTube with over 120,000,000 total views, 11,000,000 new views a month and over a million subscribers on Mondo Media, the channel that brought you Happy Tree Friends, Dr. Tran, and Baman Piderman. Produced by animation studio Six Point Harness in Los Angeles, the show’s success has spawned four season (forty episodes), four original soundtracks on iTunes, ringtones, phone skins, and a t-shirt line that sold out its first merchandise order in only eight hours. The show keeps growing, but now we want to give audiences even more...
The crew of animation studio Six Point Harness
DICK FIGURES AND KICKSTARTER...
We want to make a Dick Figures movie... for the fans and with the fans. If we were to pitch the film to a big Hollywood studio, they would most likely turn us down. While working with big studios is an important part of getting a film funded and shown to an audience, it also comes with a lot of compromises. We wanted to find a way to avoid all that and make a movie that was original, different, and true to what our fans had grown to love. Dick Figures has thrived on the freedom the internet allows, and with your help we can keep it that way.
Thanks to Kickstarter (applause), we have a way to connect directly to our audience and let the fans fund a project that they want to see. You can help us create a story that would otherwise have no way to get off the ground. And because we’re making a smaller movie without a big studio overhead, we can finish it for a hundredth of the cost of a Hollywood blockbuster, in a fraction of the time, and deliver it directly to you. Plus we’ll be filming the entire thing as we go so you can see first-hand how the creation of an animated film works, and get a never-before-seen look at the world behind Dick Figures.
Zack & Ed
THE PROJECT AND WHERE YOU COME IN...
We’re starting by asking for $250,000 to make an all-new half-hour Dick Figures special, written and directed by Ed Skudder & Zack Keller. But that’s only the beginning. If you want more... show us! If we raise $500,000 we will have enough to make a 60-minute Dick Figures movie. And if we get $700,000 you will get a full-length feature film! We know it seems like a lot of money, but Yogi Bear cost 80 million dollars. Just saying. Plus we’re going to send you lots of cool stuff to thank you for your support.
All in all, it will take no more than six months to complete, but the whole time we are making it, we want you interacting. Backers of the project will be given access to a private online community where they can watch the progress of the film, see designs and sample animation, view the making-of as it happens, and communicate with the filmmakers personally on an exclusive forum. Our goal is to be open and honest about making the movie we love and sharing it with our supporters as we go along. When it’s all said and done, for $15 you will receive a digital copy of the completed movie and access to the behind-the-scenes forum. And if you want to give more, we’re offering all kinds of premium rewards such as signed artwork, exclusive movie posters and T-Shirts, personalized tours of the animation studio and even being a guest voice in the movie!
HERE WE GO...
So whether it’s 30 minutes, 60 minutes, or a full feature-length adventure, count on Dick Figures: The Movie being the most action-packed, laugh-filled, awesome-looking epic of a movie you have ever seen. And if you support the project, we’ll let you in on the whole process, from start to glorious finish. Whether you’re a fan of the show, love new and original movies, or are just curious to see how an animated film gets made, become a part of movie-making history by supporting Dick Figures: The Movie!!!
Red, Blue and other characters from "Dick Figures"
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You can use MasterCard gift cards to make pledges. They act like a debit/credit card when it’s actually a gift card with a predetermined amount of money. Also, there are no fees associated with this card as long as you use all the money up within a year of purchase. Here’s how to use it for a Kickstarter Pledge.
1. Go to your local grocery store (Vons, Ralphs, Albertsons).
2. Pick up a MasterCard gift card for 25-100 dollars.
3. Follow the instructions on the card to register it online before making your Pledge.
4. Use it on Amazon Payments through Kickstarter to make your pledge as if it was a debit/credit card.
Then you won't be charged for your pledge but more importantly... THERE WILL BE NO MOVIE. Kickstarter is all or nothing...
We can't make this movie without your support! So please pledge.
Though we have not tried this ourselves, we have learned from other Kickstarter campaigns that prepaid MasterCard should work with Amazon Payments. It is a prepaid (debit) card and is temporary and virtual.
We'd love to hear from you to confirm that this works... Let us know!
Unfortunately, Kickstarter only works with Amazon Payments - not Paypal. Sorry!
For anyone who selects a reward of $100 or more and requires international shipping - please do the following:
1. Select your desired reward.
2. Increase your pledge amount by $20.00 to cover international shipping.
Thank you so much for pledging!
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A DRM-free, HD digital download of Dick Figures: The Movie and access to the exclusive Behind-The-Scenes content and community forum.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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Please add $20 to your pledge if you require INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING. Thank You!Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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A DRM-free, high-quality version of the movie soundtrack, plus all previous rewards.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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An HD digital download of the complete Behind-The-Scenes exclusive content, plus all previous rewards.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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HD, DRM-Free download of Seasons 1-4 of "Dick Figures" (40 episodes + extras), plus the Soundtracks for all four seasons (including singles) and all previous rewards.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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High-resolution PDF version of the The Art of Dick Figures, a full-color art book chronicling the history and making of Dick Figures (available exclusively on Kickstarter) & a PDF version of the full Dick Figures: The Movie script, plus all previous rewards.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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Special Edition DVD copy of Dick Figures: The Movie, exclusive Kickstarter-only Dick Figures movie T-Shirt, and a ringtone collection featuring the show’s characters, plus all previous rewards!Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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Limited Edition Red Power Hat, signed by Ed & Zack and the entire cast and crew of Dick Figures, plus all previous rewards. Only available to those who select this tier specifically. The hat is that powerful.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
Pledge $150 or more
61 backers Limited (14 of 75 left)
Limited Edition Blue "Dungeon Master" Hat, signed by Ed & Zack and the entire cast and crew of Dick Figures, plus all previous rewards. Only available to those who select this tier specifically. The hat is that nerdy.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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75 backers Limited (25 of 100 left)
Limited Edition LORD TOURETTES HAT, signed by Ed & Zack and the entire cast and crew of Dick Figures, plus all previous rewards (except Red's Power Hat). Only available to those who specifically select this tier.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
Pledge $250 or more
87 backers Limited (413 of 500 left)
A full-sized Special Edition movie poster autographed by Ed Skudder & Zack Keller and a “Thank You” in the movie’s credits, plus all previous rewardsEstimated delivery: Feb 2013
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35 backers Limited (15 of 50 left)
WANT A POSTER & A HAT? Choose this level and add either a LORD TOURETTES HAT or the RED POWER HAT to the $250 Movie Poster tier. Both hats are autographed too. You get to choose which hat you’d like to receive and you’ll get everything in the $250 Movie Poster tier.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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17 backers Limited (3 of 20 left)
WANT ALL THREE HATS? Choose this level and you get the LORD TOURETTES HAT & RED'S POWER HAT & BLUE'S "Dungeon Master" HAT. All the hats are autographed too. You’ll get everything in the $100 PLUS we'll give you the Movie Poster as well. WOW!!!!Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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2 backers Limited (8 of 10 left)
A signed, original piece of artwork created by Ed Skudder. You will be able to send in your picture request (within reason) and Ed will draw it for you. Plus all previous reward tiers.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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20 backers Limited (480 of 500 left)
A paperback version of The Art of Dick Figures, a full-color art book chronicling the history and making of Dick Figures (available exclusively on Kickstarter) autographed by Ed Skudder & Zack Keller, plus all previous rewards.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
Pledge $1,000 or more
11 backers Limited (89 of 100 left)
A hand-drawn portrait with you, in your favorite color, with Red and Blue (send us a photo!), plus all previous rewards.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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4 backers Limited (6 of 10 left)
A spoken line and animated appearance (send us a photo) in the movie with your name in the official cast credits, plus all previous rewards.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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1 backer Limited (3 of 4 left)
Official “Executive Producer” credit on the movie, plus all previous rewards.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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2 backers Limited (2 of 4 left)
Tour of animation studio Six Point Harness in Hollywood including lunch with Ed Skudder & Zack Keller, plus all previous rewards (does not include travel/accommodation costs).Estimated delivery: Feb 2013