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What's a zero worth to you? How many zeros behind your number? What's your number? And what does this have to do with a kids' TV show? Read more

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What's a zero worth to you? How many zeros behind your number? What's your number? And what does this have to do with a kids' TV show?

About this project

ANOTHER GREAT ZELZA ZERO ARTICLE ON THE HUFFINGTON POST!!!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/monique-ruffin/a-zero-of-a-different-kin_b_2619033.html

ZELZA ZERO ON HUFFINGTON POST!!!!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/monique-ruffin/zelza-zero_b_2578809.html

What's Zelza Zero & Friends About?

Simply put, Zelza Zero & Friends is a Children’s Aspirational & Educational Lifestyle Brand, complete with a television animated series and publishing. Zelza Zero brings imagination, self worth and team building to children ages 2 to 7 years. Zelza Zero & Friends also helps parents interact with their children, and teaches kids in this age group basic and elementary math, through innovative story telling, in an imaginative and fun atmosphere. Parents, Grandparents, aunts, uncles and everyone in between will enjoy watching the animated TV series with children in this age group.

With the above objectives in mind, we need everyone at Kickstarter to help us KICKSTART the production of the pilot episode of The Adventures Of Zelza Zero And Friends, by pledging at any comfortable level.

Feebie Five, Suzzie Six and Sid Seven
Feebie Five, Suzzie Six and Sid Seven

Introduction to Zelza Zero & Friends

Zelza is a little zero who lives in Numeric City and attends Digits Elementary School with other numbers. As the only zero in her class, she is saddened by her friends calling her "worthless", a word she does not even understand. In the pilot episode, Zelza finds out what the word means, and her friends find out the true worth of a zero.

Each of her little number friends has a face and a personality with kid like emotions. Zelza Zero and her friends appeal to children no matter what nationality they are. There will be plenty of fun and memorable moments for children to experience with Zelza and her friends; for example, learning about the zoo and endangered animals. Through their interactions, Zelza and her friends get to experience the wonders of life. In another episode, Sid Seven parties too hard and discovers that too much of a good thing can sometimes lead to a bad thing.

Zelza Zero also teaches kids a fun way to add and subtract on a basic level through her interactions with her friends. Every episode will have what we call a “Math Moment”, which is when one of the characters performs a mathematical function, by adding or subtracting little friends to find answers.

With The Adventures of Zelza Zero & Friends, the goal is to make every child, no matter how different they are, feel special and wanted. 

What's a zero worth to you?
What's a zero worth to you?

Why Kickstarter?

Our goal is to produce the pilot for this exciting, educational and entertaining animated series, with the support of our audience, in order to keep creative control and preserve the sentiment and originality of the show. Kindly pledge as much as you can, and become a part of this very special and unique project. As we move along with this show, we will always welcome and encourage our audience to submit ideas, and have some input in the lives of the characters.

The Test - Production Sketch
The Test - Production Sketch

It Takes A Village

Your support enables us to get this pilot episode made, so that we can use the animated TV series to expose basic and elementary math to children all over the world through various international broadcast companies. We are also in talks with a foundation that delivers free laptops to children in poor and developing countries, to preload Zelza Zero & Friends content onto these laptops, and thus expose them to math in a fun and entertaining way. The general Zelza Zero & Friends theme of Team Spirit, Team Building, Self Value and Embracing Diversity will also carry through into these various cultures.

The Test - Production Art
The Test - Production Art

Character Traits

Zelza Zero: Loveable

Ozzie One: Competitive                                

Thomas Two: Smart                                     

Thelma Three: Outspoken                            

Freddy Four: Laid Back                                 

Feebie Five: Chatter Box                             

Suzzie Six: Loyal                                               

Sid Seven: Rad                                                

Mrs Elva Eight: Wise                                    

Nancy Nine: Bubbly 

Sid Seven
Sid Seven

Meet the Author and Creator of Zelza Zero

André Morgan is an author and the creator of Zelza Zero. He is also a certified producer, director, and screenwriter. In addition, André serves as Chief Creative Officer for the brand – Zelza Zero & Friends. He is the primary creative force behind the television and book content; he heads a team of writers, animators, and musicians, bringing to life the exciting stories of the characters that make up Zelza Zero & Friends.

André is the father of an eight-year-old girl who inspires him to create wonderful children’s stories.

Andre Morgan
Andre Morgan

Meet Our Chief Animator

Nick Pietropaolo is a talented versatile and imaginative modern-day Renaissance man born in Encino, California. In every artistic venture, Nick demonstrates a high level of professionalism, core-knowledge and ingenuity. His keen creative vision and superb drawing technique has contributed to his esteemed reputation as one of the leading sketch-artists, cartoonists, and illustrators on the West Coast. After publishing educational books at age 11, he continued to create and develop many animated projects such as: Kattywhompus, Timmy Timebomb, The Mole Patrol and many others. Nick has also produced comic strips, graphic novels and worked on development animation for Disney’s Doug.

Nick Pietropaolo
Nick Pietropaolo
Part of the writing team - Clark Davis, Andre Morgan and Ken Wood
Part of the writing team - Clark Davis, Andre Morgan and Ken Wood

Greetings From The Writing Team

Risks and challenges

One of the main challenge is keeping the stories fun, different and entertaining, as well as having an element of education in them. We have a great team of writers, from all walks of life, male and female. They have experience in the entertainment industry, having worked on past successful projects. We also have the support and input of teachers, who will make sure that our “Math Moments” pass muster.

As for the rewards, we will strive very hard to keep to the delivery date listed under each reward. Barring a natural disaster, or production delays out of our hands, we will make sure that they are delivered on time. We will have a person dedicated to making sure all our backers get what they were promised.

Lastly, we will always strive to update our Kickstarter account with information on the progress of this project in a timely manner.

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    About $10 USD

    7 backers

    Download!! You will receive a Zelza Zero & Friends downloadable Poster. You will also receive online credit and a personalized Thank You message on Facebook or Twitter from Zelza Zero. Please follow Zelza Zero on Twitter @zelzazero, so we can properly thank you. Also, please like Zelza Zero's facebook page.

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    5 backers

    Color Me Good!!! Get a snazzy character coloring book for kids! You will also receive online credit and a personalized Thank You message on Facebook or Twitter from Zelza Zero. Please follow Zelza Zero on Twitter @zelzazero, so we can properly thank you. Also, please like Zelza Zero's facebook page.

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    INTERNATIONAL BACKERS ONLY!!! Color Me Good!!! Get a snazzy character coloring book for kids! You will also receive online credit and a personalized Thank You message on Facebook or Twitter from Zelza Zero. Please follow Zelza Zero on Twitter @zelzazero, so we can properly thank you. Also, please like Zelza Zero's facebook page.

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    About $20 USD

    3 backers

    Posters-R-Us! You will receive a Zelza Zero & Friends Poster, signed by the creator, Andre Morgan. You will also receive online credit and a personalized Thank You message on Facebook or Twitter from Zelza Zero. Please follow Zelza Zero on Twitter @zelzazero, so we can properly thank you. Also, please like Zelza Zero's facebook page.

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    About $20 USD

    3 backers

    INTERNATIONAL BACKERS ONLY!!! You will receive a Zelza Zero & Friends Poster, signed by the creator, Andre Morgan. You will also receive online credit and a personalized Thank You message on Facebook or Twitter from Zelza Zero. Please follow Zelza Zero on Twitter @zelzazero, so we can properly thank you. Also, please like Zelza Zero's facebook page.

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    About $25 USD

    6 backers

    Exclusive Sneak Peak!!! Be the first to see the pilot episode, " Worthless" on a DVD signed by creator of Zelza Zero & Friends, Andre Morgan.

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    INTERNATIONAL BACKERS ONLY!!! Exclusive Sneak Peak!!! Be the first to see the pilot episode, " Worthless" on a DVD signed by creator of Zelza Zero & Friends, Andre Morgan.

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    3 backers

    Lunch is on us!!!! Get a cool character lunch bag for kids (Zelza Zero, Feebie Five or Sid Seven).

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    2 backers

    INTERNATIONAL BACKERS ONLY! Lunch is on us!!!! Get a cool character lunch bag for kids (Zelza Zero, Feebie Five or Sid Seven).

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    About $50 USD

    4 backers

    Signed memorabilia!!! Be the first to see the pilot episode, " Worthless" on a DVD signed by creator of Zelza Zero & Friends, Andre Morgan. Plus, get a poster of Zelza Zero & Friends, also signed by the creator.

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    About $50 USD

    3 backers

    INTERNATIONAL BACKERS ONLY!!! Signed memorabilia!!! Be the first to see the pilot episode, " Worthless" on a DVD signed by creator of Zelza Zero & Friends, Andre Morgan. Plus, get a poster of Zelza Zero & Friends, also signed by the creator.

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    About $75 USD

    0 backers

    INTERNATIONAL BACKERS ONLY!!! Cool Pick-Your-Number Zelza Zero character T-Shirt!! Familiarize yourself with the characters, and pick your number. Kids and adult sizes available. You will also receive a DVD of the pilot episode.

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    About $75 USD

    2 backers

    Cool Pick-Your-Number Zelza Zero character T-Shirt!! Familiarize yourself with the characters, and pick your number. Kids and adult sizes available. You will also receive a DVD of the pilot episode, Worthless.

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    10 backers

    A Piece Of Work!! A set of storyboards, from a memorable scene of the pilot episode, signed by the director. You will also receive a DVD of the pilot episode, and a cool Pick-Your-Number character t-shirt. Familiarize yourself with the characters, and pick your number.

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    0 backers

    The Early Bird Gets The Worm!! Get your littlest ones acquainted with Zelza Zero & Friends! Receive kiddie character socks, a blankie, and a DVD of the pilot episode.

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    Limited Edition Poster!! Think of a number between 0 and 9. What's your number? Familiarize yourself with the characters, and select the number that resembles you most. Now how about that character number on a limited edition large-size poster, signed by the creator, Andre Morgan? Plus Cool Pick-Your-Number Zelza Zero character T-Shirt!! Kids and adult sizes available. You will also receive a DVD of the pilot episode, Worthless.

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    4 backers Limited (246 left of 250)

    Commemorative and Limited!!! Be the first to start your collection of Zelza Zero & Friends Film Cells! The cells will be numbered. You will also receive an exclusive Zelza Zero Character Number Hoodie! What's your number? Familiarize yourself with the characters, and select the number that resembles you most. We will include a DVD of the pilot episode, Worthless.

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    About $300 USD

    0 backers Limited (200 left of 200)

    A Basket-case.... of Zelza Zero goodies: Original Zelza Zero book, a coloring book, coloring pencils, lunch bag, blankie and a DVD of the pilot episode, Worthless.

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    About $500 USD

    1 backer Limited (99 left of 100)

    You are what you wear!!! Get a hoodie and a T-shirt with your favorite character. In addition you will get a movie-size poster, signed by the creator, Andre Morgan, as well as a DVD of the pilot episode.

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    About $1,000 USD

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    Behind The Scenes!!! Exclusive To This Tier, only!!! Signed script, signed original production artwork from the chief animator of the TV series, signed story boards plus a DVD of the pilot episode. INTERNATIONAL BACKERS, PLEASE ADD $35.00 SHIPPING FEE.

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    About $2,500 USD

    0 backers Limited (4 left of 4)

    Let's Talk!!! Andre Morgan, creator of Zelza Zero will do a Beta read of your work (script, novel, etc...). He will provide opinions and notes. You will also get a 20 minute Skype conversation with him and Nick Pietropaolo, our chief animator. You will also receive a DVD of the pilot episode, Worthless. INTERNATIONAL BACKERS PLEASE ADD $15.00 FOR SHIPPING.

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    You Be The Voice!!! Guest star on the pilot episode by voicing Mother Zero or Papa Zero. Your name will appear in the credits and it will become a part of your IMDB page. INTERNATIONAL BACKERS WILL NEED TO PAY THEIR WAY TO LOS ANGELES.

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    FUN TIMES!!!
    1. One hour lunch with the creator of Zelza Zero (Andre Morgan), pilot episode director, and 3 company executives.
    2. Invitation for you and a guest, to private screening of the pilot episode, and dinner afterwards.
    3. A basket full of Zelza Zero & Friends goodies, including DVD of the screened pilot episode, plus Executive Producer credit. INTERNATIONAL BACKERS WILL NEED TO PAY THEIR WAY TO LOS ANGELES.

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    0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)

    THE BIG KAHUNA!

    5-day trip to our animation studios, to see how the pilot episode and all the other episodes will be made, plus everything in the $5,000.00 pledge. INTERNATIONAL BACKERS WILL NEED TO PAY THEIR WAY TO LOS ANGELES.

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Funding period

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