We're trying to raise funds to animate a pilot for a cartoon called "Muffin Buds"!
How This All Started...
One Beautiful sunday morning Eric Aldama had a vision of creating a cartoon based on baked goods. After approaching long time Highschool friend/animator Rachel Yonda, the two decided to make this cartoon a reality. They stayed in contact over the next year bouncing ideas back and fourth until they created Muffin Buds.
The project developed slowly, but it started to pick up momentum. As the elements became more polished Eric and Rachel realized how much they really wanted to watch their own cartoon and enjoy it just like all the ones they grew up watching. They also realized that if they were ever going to finish this, they were going to need some help.
Muffin Buds is about Harry and James. Two muffins trying to make sense of the world while never actually putting forth much of an effort. The two buds rent a room from Mr. Figgens, a small fig newton with anger management issues and a severe addiction to coffee and cigarettes
This all takes place in Buttermilk City where life has never tasted so sweet.
Every month, Harry and James scrounge together just enough money for rent. They weed through odd jobs and daring adventures. When they exhaust all possible streams of revenue, they can count on their two best friends, Arturo the Churro and Barry the Bagel, to give them just one more idea or scheme to make that precious cash.
Animation can be expensive and there are lots of elements involved. In order for us to make a great quality cartoon we need to spend money. We’re hoping that we can raise the funds needed with your help.
If and When we do reach our goal, we can begin animating a pilot for Muffin Buds that we plan on entering into animation festivals and eventually releasing online. The ultimate goal is to make more episodes and this is the first step.
One more thing...
*If you live internationally please add $10 to your pledge to accommodate for extra shipping costs.
*Rewards that involve being physically present in Los Angeles will not cover expenses for transportation/hotel .
*For those pledging $1000. We will cover bar tab and cab ride (cab fare will only be covered if you’re local.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Pledge $5 or more
Receive a "Thank you" on the Muffin Buds website. Also receive satisfaction from your inner child for fueling such a zany project.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $10 or more
All of the above + receive a Muffin Buds Sticker and a Signed "Thank You" note with MuffinBuds artwork.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $25 or more
All of the above + an additional Muffin Buds Sticker and Muffin Buds chapstick.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $50 or more
All of the above + Muffin Buds Bottle Opener Keychain, Muffin Buds DVD, and your name in the credits under "Special Thanks"Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $75 or more
All of the above + A Custom Muffin Buds sketch book from Scout Books and an invite to the wrap party in Los Angeles, CA. Also Receive a muffin buds T-shirt!Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $100 or more
All of the above + Doodle by Rachel and Haiku by Eric in your Custom Muffin Buds sketch book. Also Receive a Muffin Buds T-shirt and an invite to the wrap party in Los Angeles, CA.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $250 or more
All of the above + Your name in the credits under the title of your choice (from a provided selection) and 1 signed/original 5x7 illustration by Rachel of a Muffin Buds Character of your choosing.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $500 or more
All of the above + Custom Artwork of ANYTHING you ask Rachel to draw for you up to size 8x11 and Eric will write ANYTHING you want up to 20 pages.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $1,000 or more
All of the above + Executive Producer Credit and a night of daring Eric to do things (that's legal and not dangerous) over drinks in a bar in Los Angeles, CA.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $5,000 or more
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All of the above + Your baked good caricature makes an appearance in the background of the first Muffin Buds episode (with High Likelihood of Appearing in Future Episodes!)Estimated delivery: Dec 2011