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Help award winning idea inspired by 4 yr old, make it to television! About Franco and his racers globetrotting adventures in RaceWorld. Read more

Manchester, UK Animation
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Help award winning idea inspired by 4 yr old, make it to television! About Franco and his racers globetrotting adventures in RaceWorld.

Manchester, UK Animation
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UPDATE: THANK YOU KICKSTARTER! While we may not reach the goal through pledges of £1 - £5000, the Kickstarter project has raised HUGE awareness of the television series and attracted the attention of companies who wish to help fund the project. I am thrilled to say we are already in discussions which will hopefully result in production commencing soon! Thank you Kickstarter!

UPDATE : NEWS FROM CANNES TV FESTIVAL - Here we are at the 4 day conference networking with TV broadcasters. So far broadcasters from 28 countries have pre-bought the TV rights. So exciting! This is our stand - Formula FUN Entertainment is exhibiting on the UK INDIES stand - a hub for independent television producers. It's buzzing! Plus the Team Franco trailer is streaming on the DreamWorks Classics stand for all to see!

My name is Marina Nicholas, I am the creator of Team Franco. The inspiration for Team Franco came to me when my 4 year old son was trying to bond with his father, a motor racing fanatic.

What started as a boy's enthusiasm for his fathers passion for motor racing, can be launched as a 52 episode cartoon television series for children around the world to enjoy!

The Team Franco TV series– What is it about?

The World is an Amazing Place...Let's Explore it Race by Race!

The Team Franco television series brings the BIG world down to knee high level and introduces children to the amazing sights, sounds and sensations of six continents, using a cool racing concept as the vehicle of FUN!

6 year old Franco uses his imagination to transform his favourite cars into a top fuel global racing, Team Franco! With his trusted companion, Susie the Safety car, and ten sensational super powered racers, Franco brings RACEWORLD to life, spanning six continents racing from sandstorms in the desert to monsoons in the rainforest – but whatever trouble lies in store, Franco is there to make sure teamwork and co-operation win the day. Along the way, Franco and his friends learn all about fascinating cultures and customs, while navigating racing challenges.

Where shall we explore next? Let’s go someplace AMAZING!

The Team Franco television series will take children to the edge of their seats, and then all around the world!

Follow me @ 2013 Cannes TV Festival (8th April - 10th April 2013)

Next week I will be going to the April Cannes TV festival, with DreamWorks Classics, to continue to sell the Team Franco TV series to broadcasters. Over 11,000 industry professionals gather at this networking event. There are 4000 buyers and 1200 production companies from a 100 countries. It is the world's largest tradeshow gathering all the top players of the entire entertainment ecosystem, all looking for the next BIG THING!

The Formula Fun Entertainment Team

Please visit the company website at www.formulafunentertainment.comto read more about Team Franco television series, awards to date and meet the BAFTA and Emmy award winning team plus key people from the toy, motorsport and education sectors who we’ve engaged and show endless enthusiasm to bring Team Franco to market.

(Update: Pledging - now the 30 days has ended we have removed all the  rewards, levels and pictures.)

Creators Final Note:

I am so grateful to all the amazing people and partners that have helped get Team Franco this far. Dreams can come true!

With enthusiasm and gratitude,

Marina

Risks and challenges

The Team Franco production faces the usual risk of TV animation productions. As a company we have to have insurances in place which include production insurance and contingency plans.

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Rewards

  • You selected
    £10 reward

    4 backers

    Package: SUSIE THE SAFETY CAR

    -->A HUGE thanks on the Team Franco website in the special PIT GARAGE section with all other sponsors.

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    £25 reward

    2 backers

    Package: RBEE

    -->Name in PIT GARAGE plus copy of the original storyboard of the award winning Team Franco TV trailer (shown above) that helped get several broadcasters on board. PLUS digital download of 1st episode (e-material June 2013, digital download August 2014)

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    £50 reward

    1 backer

    Package : ROSSI
    --> All above plus an original 32 page picture ebook, illustrated by Jim Bamber and narrated by the Voice of F1, Murray Walker. This is the first time Murray Walker lent his voice to children's entertainment. We all know and love him for his famous phrases while commentating F1 for the BBC.

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    £100 reward

    1 backer

    Package: BRAINS
    ---> PDF of first 11 minute episode script. Written by prestigious children's writer who has written for mega companies like Aardman Animation and Angry Birds and access to behind the scenes website.
    (Released day of TV series launch)

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    £5,000 reward

    1 backer Limited (2 left of 3)

    Package: RACEWORLD EXCLUSIVE
    --> A unique opportunity to get the original Team Franco script signed by a F1 RACE DRIVER!
    Getting access to race driver is tough, autographs are highly collectable. We are bringing an genuine exclusive offer, only available to 3 people. WOW!

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Funding period

- (30 days)