About this project
LAST SECOND BONUS REWARD!
If you are thinking about getting the $1,000 (or already have) original animation cel, do it now and I will add an original color picture of you with your favorite cartoon character. Like Derek here! (See the updates for more info). You also get the DVD and some other treats too.
Watch how Goddamn happy Derek is to have one of these babies.
NEW AND IMPROVED MAGIC D-TOYS!
Hey folks! Some of you have asked me what exactly these digital toys are. They are sort of like windup toys, except that they are magic. Being magic they can do impossible silly things that toys in our primitive real world can't do.
You operate the toys yourself by stimulating them with your mouse and key commands. You can play with them on your computer or mobile units and you can collect and trade them with other toy collectors around the world. We have just begun to explore the possibilities of these ethereal creatures, so check out this video below to get an idea of how they work (wait about an hour while it uploads to vimeo). By the time we finish Cans Without Labels the toys will be much further along. If you nabbed a doodle from me and now need a magic toy creature, then check out the Magic toy and doodle bundles in the rewards section!
- YOU foiled THE MAN and snared one-a them educational cartoony-type-pictures of high moral content you crave - and with a few days to spare.
- ....hang on while we update a demo of the digital toy reward. And I'll add a link to the stretch goals too.
HELP ME FINISH MY LATEST CARTOON
Hi cartoon fans! I’m John Kricfalusi (creator of Ren and Stimpy). I have a new cartoon I need your help in producing. It stars one of the original Ren and Stimpy characters, Mr. George Liquor, AMERICAN! You loved him in Dog Show and Man's Best Friend. Now bring him to life in CANS WITHOUT LABELS!
George is an old school, manly, Republican sort of guy. He thinks today’s Republicans are wimps. He’s leathery on the outside but all mush in the center, at least with his dear ones. He believes in “tough love” and lives his life according to the rules. “It’s Discipline that begets love!”
HOW DID I COME UP WITH THIS PREPOSTEROUS STORY?
IT REALLY HAPPENED - THAT'S HOW! George is largely inspired by my own manly Dad.
Dad believes in the old values: hard work, rules and most important of all – SAVING A BUCK! Wasting money is a sin against Almighty Bejeezus. Hang on to every last penny and put it away for a rainy day, or face the consequences!
Like my Dad, George craves a bargain. He'll not pay sticker price for anything. He ONLY buys stuff on sale and refuses to buy any brand name products.
Brand Names are a Commie Scam!
Dad didn't allow us to drink Coca Cola on principle - maybe because it tasted too good for the price. "Tasting good is an advertising gimmick!" Instead he would buy generic supermarket brands like “Loblaws - cola–like drinkable substance” which tasted like motor oil and had no fizz: “You know what fizz goes for these days?!”
We had “Catsup” instead of Heinz’ Ketchup. He’d buy a 6 year’s supply of red paste in huge crusty bottles for a 10th of what the regular sized brand name cost.
Of course we couldn’t have KLEENEX so we blew our noses in our poodle’s clipped torso fur. NOTHING was wasted at the Kricfalusi home – at least not while Dad was watching.
No Labels at all
As much as Dad loves his generic brand labels, there are products he loves even better – products with no label at all!
Our local supermarket – LOBLAWS again, used to sell damaged can goods on the bottom shelf at the back of the store. They would tear the labels off the cans and discount them. Then they’d take a marker and write 5 or 10 cents on them. These super cheap mystery cans brought Dad to the heights of ecstasy.
He'd grab a cart and mow down all the old ladies who were trying to get at the cans and he’d snatch up every can on the shelf. He loved these cans without labels so much he built his own wooden shelves in the basement to honor his collection of tin treasures.
He nailed two-by-fours right into the concrete with his fists. “Do you know how much HAMMERS go for these days?!” My whole family was terrified by the shelf of naked cans. Mom refused to eat any of them. She was the only one in the family who was allowed to have brand name products.
We always knew when Dad was going to feed us one of these mystery cans cause we’d hear him downstairs sliding the cans around the rough wood and concrete and chuckling to himself.
As he stomped upstairs with an armload of cans, we’d try to escape, but he’d locked all the doors and windows. Trapped!
He'd dump the cans onto the kitchen table, call everyone in for lunch and we’d drag ourselves to our fate.
He always swore there would be something really tasty in a can and thought he could deduce what was it was using the scientific method. He’d count the rings and look at whether the lid was silver or gold and then conclude...
“I think there are some nice peaches in this can!” .
Let me tell you something… There were NEVER any Goddamn peaches in these things. It was always something gruesome – like a whole plucked chicken carcass with staples in its ear holes; its limp stubbly skin hanging off mummified crumbling bones.
One time he opened up a can of pickled kittens.
It didn’t matter if he guessed wrong about the contents of a can because he believed in not wasting anything the Lord has blessed us with.
“HERE’S THE RULE – ONCE WE OPEN THE CAN – WE HAVE TO EAT WHATEVER’S IN IT!”
We’d scream and try to crawl out the windows but he’d wrestle us to the ground and force us to eat the pickled pets. We couldn’t waste food at our house, because otherwise… “DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY STARVING BIAFRAN KIDS WOULD KILL FOR A NICE PIECE OF KITTEN LIKE THIS?”
In this cartoon, George introduces his innocent little nephews Slab N Ernie to his collection of Cans Without Labels.
There will be a special appearance of Spumco favorite CIGARETTES THE CAT and also a cameo from another beloved cartoon character.
THE CREATIVE TEAM
George Liquor is voiced by the great Mike Pataki, who, sadly, passed away last year. This is one of his last recordings for me.
The storyboard and layouts were drawn by hand by me and fellow Spumco Bigshot Jim Smith.
Eddie Fitzgerald of “Uncle Eddie” fame is the voice of Cigarettes the Cat.
Eric Bauza is Slab. Gabe Swarr is Ernie.
I am also employing my latest young talents who helped me with the Bobby Bigloaf cartoon, The Simpsons Couch Gag and Cartoon Network IDs: John Kedzie and Sarah Harkey
If you help me make the cartoon I will train some new cartoonists and animators as well and the world of animation will be that much richer.
EDIT: For international shipping refer to the following:
For the $30 and $50 pledges please add $5
For the $300 and $500 pledges please add $10
For the $1,000 pledge please add $15
For the $100 and $3,000 pledges please add $20
EDIT: There is now a $1 reward so ALL of you fine folks will get a digital copy of the cartoon!
Be the first in your neighborhood to own one of my new digital toys. Tear it out of the virtual package, roll it around, click it in sensitive areas and watch it do something stupid and lovable.
You can get a pack of 3 of my fancy-ass new digital toys to collect and trade with friends from many lands through the internets
How would you like to get your hands on the folks you put in office who ignore all the things you wanted 'em to do? NOW YOU CAN! Give 'em a piece of your mind every day while knowing you performed a real public service by bringing my latest cartoon to fruition. These beautifully sculpted and rendered figures are produced by renowned toymaker - Bedrock Toys. Designed by John K., sculpted by Chris Peterson and Arshak Nazarian.
These are beautifully formed jumbo sized dolls of George and his idiot nephew that come in official lumpy boxes. Daintily sprinkled with real dust from the Spumco warehouse. I'll even sign them in a secret place for you.
Receive an official Spümco Lodge Membership kit. Comes with membership certificate, secret Lodge identification card (with elite privileges) As well as a DVD of "Cans Without Labels"
NEW. Because you wanted the Membership Kit and an extra Spümco souvenir, I am adding a special Premium Members' Package.
You demanded this package bundle. We delivered!
Share Sarah's JOY when you receive your own magnificent LARGE MEMBERS PACKAGE.
Includes an Official Membership Kit and an actual Spümco Toy or trinket.
Includes the Spümcø Membership Pack as well as a Greasy Phone Doodle.
Includes the Spümcø Membership Pack, a Greasy Phone Doodle, and a Spümco toy or trinket (example. Pogs, Pencil Topper, Underwear, or Button)
Includes the Spümcø Membership Pack, a Greasy Phone Doodle, a Producer's T-Shirt, and a Spümco toy or trinket (example. Pogs, Pencil Topper, Underwear, or Button)
Includes the Spümcø Membership Pack, a Greasy Phone Doodle, a Producer's T-Shirt, an Original Storyboard, and a Spümco toy or trinket (example. Pogs, Pencil Topper, Underwear, or Button)
You've dreamed of being a top Hollywood cartoon exec. Now you can prove it while making everyone who DIDN'T fund a cartoon feel like slimy little wriggly worms!
Stick your nose in the air and strut like a prize fighting cock in this Official
Cartoon Producer's T Shirt. Comes in Girl's and Boy's styles.
Includes a Producers T-Shirt and a Greasy Phone Doodle.
An original “PHONE DOODLE” drawn and signed by me. These are the ADHD sketches I draw while eating bacon or talking on the phone. Did you know that Ren and Stimpy began their lives as greasy phone doodles? Maybe you’ll hold the next famous cartoon character in your hands! Or maybe you'll just get greasy fingers. And you'll have made a funny cartoon!
You will get not just one gorgeous hand-made cartoon drawing - but a whole Goddamn scene! Spumco big shots Jim Smith and I drew each scene lovingly with pre-digital age stone tools (pencils) with YOU in mind. Flip through the drawings to see how a real traditional cartoon is acted. Or frame them and show 'em off to all your friends at the reform school.
This is some rare shit folks! I happen to have every page of the classic comic "Comic Book" drawn by Jim Smith, Vincent Waller, Mike Fontanelli, Shane Glines, Rick Altergott and other top Hollywood cartoonists. I hate to part with this fantastic art but I obey our Savior when I say "Give and ye shall receive."
(Spumco Comic Book soon to be reprinted in hard cover by IDW and YOE comics)
For the serious animation art collector. You will own and cherish a whole layout scene from Cans Without Labels - and as an added bonus - a real live painted animation cel from one of Spumco's cartoons, rock videos or commercials. Turn all your neighbors green with envy. Signed by me of course.
I will not only give you a credit in the cartoon - I will personally draw YOUR HEAD to put next to the credit. Here's a sample:
Here's a whole pile of samples of my caricatures:
You can show off your head and credit in the cartoon to all your friends and family and act like a big time Hollywood executive!
YOU'RE PART OF THE 1% AND PROUD OF IT!
OK, folks here is THE BIG ONE. Join the esteemed ranks of top celebrities I have animated. You - yes YOU will make a cameo appearance in the cartoon. That's right! I will personally do a caricature of you and animate you into the credits of the cartoon and thank you for being the philanthropic high-roller that you are! Maybe George will even pull your pants down.
Where Is Your Money Going?
We still need to animate, clean up, inbetween and color the cartoon. We will paint the backgrounds and build a cg set and some props. Then we need to pay for music, sound effects and final editing. The whole process will take about 7 months. It will be 8-10 minutes long, which is about the same length as a Ren and Stimpy episode, but for HALF the price!
We will also make DVDs and produce the prizes to ship out to all you swell folks who backed the project!
This is your chance to be your own Hollywood Cartoon executive and produce a Spumco-type cartoon the way you like it!
Thanks in advance for bringing the future of cartoon-making into the world of now!
Your best friend,
Don't for get to check this out!
music courtesy of www.apmmusic.com
Here's me showing how we ink our cartoons using Toonboom's "Animate" program. It's a preview of a longer behind-the-scenes expose of how we will make CANS WITHOUT LABELS.
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