Yoga Dog: A Children's Wellness TV Show for ALL Kids
Yoga Dog: A Children's Wellness TV Show for ALL Kids
Yoga Dog is a 22-minute "edutainment" video program that helps inspire the imaginations, emotions, and mobility of children everywhere!
Yoga Dog is a 22-minute "edutainment" video program that helps inspire the imaginations, emotions, and mobility of children everywhere! Read more
About this project
Friends, we have closed our Kickstarter campaign early. This is not the end of Yoga Dog - it is the beginning!
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The idea of Yoga Dog™ originated from our teams desire to create an educational and entertaining TV show that will help make the world a better place. We want to GIVE Yoga Dog™ episodes to every school in the country and every US military base in the world! First, we need to create a pilot episode. Together - we will make that happen! This is YOUR CHANCE to be part of creating a show that you want your kids, nieces, nephews, students, grandchildren, and loved ones to enjoy!
About the Show
Yoga Dog™ melds entertainment and fitness into a fun and engaging activity that kids love and parents trust. Yoga Dog is for ALL children.
One of our goals is to make programs that children on the spectrum and/or differently-abled will enjoy. We expect kids with special physical, mental, and emotional needs to find a best friend in Yoga Dog.
Yoga Dog™ has a unique visual style that incorporates health and wellness with yoga. Each adventure features a mix of animated and live action characters. Using simple shapes and bright colors, they guide Yoga Dog in learning how to work out problems, find ways to control emotions, solve puzzling riddles, or help a friend in need.
Yoga Dog and his friends welcome viewers of all ages to join them on each adventure encouraging inclusion, self-awareness, nutrition and hydration. Each episode is a thematic journey comprised of original songs, silly humor, and relatable story lines giving children and their parents yoga tools - breathing, relaxation, and physical activity - that they can use in real life.
What is an Episode Like?
Each season of Yoga Dog™ will consist of 18 episodes, each with a 22-minute run time which can be easily adapted for broadcast television. Yoga Dog™ features a combination of live action, costumed actors and animated characters who interact with practical (produced physically) and special effect props. Action takes place in both stage and virtual (animated) environments.
Each episode begins in the family “house”. From Yoga Dog’s perspective, viewers see an enormous door where his human family exits each day. POV (point of view) is ground level so we never see more than 3-4 feet off the ground. As each pair of legs/feet leave, the family member gives a cheerful “Bye Yoga Dog!” then a “Have a great day Yoga Dog” and finally Mom (wearing yoga pants and flip-flops) turns and says “You be a good boy buddy, I’ll be back in a little bit”.
As the door closes, we finally see more than just the tip of Yoga Dogs’s nose, he turns and looks right into the lens and enthusiastically says “Hi Friends! Are you ready to have a great day?” and then he sets up the theme for his adventure.
From this point on, Yoga Dog talks to the viewers directly and encourages them to do what he’s doing. Yoga Dog’s imagination is limitless in terms of where he can go, who he can meet and what he can accomplish. He also interacts with the other characters, who all have distinct personalities, those characters can only talk to Yoga Dog - not the viewers. Remember, this is Yoga Dog’s imagination so he’s the only one who knows the viewers are there. He faithfully guides the viewers through each adventure as companion and “best friend”.
Once the premise for the episode has been established, Yoga Dog, with the help of his friends, encounters several situations along the way that teach or give him the tools to discover how to overcome the challenge or accomplish the objective for that episode. These lessons center on one or more yoga activities for Yoga Dog (and the audience) to perform in order to learn ways to achieve their goal or overcome the obstacle.
After several of these encounters, Yoga Dog is able to resolve the situation or challenge and celebrates with the friends he met along the way. As the show draws to a close, he recalls the lesson learned by summarizing the adventures they had that episode. The show concludes with a closing song celebrating what they accomplished and winds down to a calming close intended to leave the audience member happy and relaxed.
As Yoga Dog settles into his dog bed after his big adventure, his nose faces the door as he calmly awaits his family's arrival. Keys rattle and the enormous door to the family home begins to open. We hear Mom’s delightful, friendly voice say “Yoga Dog, Sassy, Fish...I’m home!”. All is safe and good in Yoga Dogs world, reinforcing for children a message of peace and security.
We have also assembled an impressive Advisory Board of children's health and wellness experts to ensure that Yoga Dog is created in the best interest of ALL children. This includes Pediatricians, Occupational Therapists, Child Psychologists, Teachers, Yoga Experts, Anti-Bullying Advocates, and Business Leaders.
Visit our website at www.YogaDogAndFriends.com to learn more about our team.
Closed Captioning, for our supporters in the deaf community, please see our video at this YouTube link: http://youtu.be/gPDj9QLMkgA
We've also added an "Update" page that has the Closed Captioning version embedded. Just turn on captioning by clicking the CC in the player and enjoy!
Risks and challenges
Our team has been in production for over 20-years, creating and delivering media for some of the best known brands in the world. It's not our first rodeo. In fact, our team has been preparing - for decades - to produce our own children's entertainment show. We have a solid pre-production, production, and post-production plan in place to ensure that, once funded, we can get right to work producing the first high quality episode of Yoga Dog for you!
It takes a lot of money to see a great show concept through to reality. That means finding people with the means to fund us who believe in our mission as much as we do. It will take a significant investment to “do this right”. That's why we're here! We hope you believe in Yoga Dog as much as we do!
We also face the challenge of competitors introducing similar products before, or soon thereafter, we introduce Yoga Dog. Right now, nothing like Yoga Dog exists. However, competitors may be able to offer their products at lower prices using teams of animators already in place for other shows, or contract to low-wage “animation factories” abroad. It’s imperative that we move quickly and get the first episode made!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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