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In a whimsical world of lush forests, cool grasslands, mountain ranges and seas, tiny inhabitants live a spirited and silly existence.
In a whimsical world of lush forests, cool grasslands, mountain ranges and seas, tiny inhabitants live a spirited and silly existence.
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The Idea

The whimsical world of Raglan Shire™, and the Tinies™ that inhabit it, were created by Wynx Whiplash™ and Zayn Till™, the founders of Jazz Paws®.  

We have been tirelessly working to bring this imaginative world and the stories of the Tinies of Raglan Shire™ to life in a wide variety of media, including animation, music, web, text, and merchandise. We want these unique characters and their tales to entertain multiple audiences in the context of an exciting, colorful, safe, silly and fun world.

What Is “The Tinies of Raglan Shire”?

"In the whimsical world of Raglan Shire, with its lush forests, cool grasslands, mountain ranges and seas, tiny inhabitants live a spirited and very silly existence."

Tinies themselves are little upright woodland animals. They're very cute, very small and highly intelligent. They're friendly and silly, yet thoughtful and caring. Their society has been in existence in the Raglan Shire for a very long time.

The five main characters are Gnash the Beaver, Kimber the Squirrel, Omi the Otter, Snugz the Cat and Taavi the Bunny. Their stories take place in the various locales on the Raglan Shire and it is against  this backdrop that our characters interact and come in contact with other characters and places that make up this world. You will also meet the three Great Trees - Steve, Lucy and Harold, fantastically large skyscraper-sized trees whom are sentient and benevolent and whom have their own mysterious energies and unique personalities.

The Vision

We believe that  the Tinies of Raglan Shire can entertain, inspire and bring smiles to many audiences, from children to adults. 

From a business side of things, we are looking to present and market the Tinies in differing media to bring return to creators and investors. A successful venture also will allow us to be able to fund ideas we have for humanitarian projects that help people in health and art related areas.

In essence we think we have an exciting vehicle that blends the best of creativity and storytelling with the desire to do some real good in the world.

We can not stress enough how committed we are to creating something wonderful and magical and then taking that good will and applying it to the real world beyond just collecting a paycheck so we can have stuff. 

There has to be more to life than having more stuff!

It may be cliché to say that we want to make a difference. But we really, really, really do!

Where We Are Now

We have designed and created the world, characters, stories, scripts, artwork,  music and general themes that make up "The Tinies of Raglan Shire™".

We have the main characters modeled and rigging (the muscular skeletal   system) of the models is nearly complete.

Our character and world bible is complete and contains descriptions that establish all of our primary and secondary characters, as well as locations and other points of interests including future story ideas and plots which are detailed in our accompanying scripts.

Original music has been written specially for this project and our theme song has already been professionally recorded.

Our website at http://www.jazzpaws.com has been online since November and acts as an information portal for people to connect and learn about our project.

Currently we are preparing to begin animation on three short proof of concept pieces. 

So as you can see, we have oodles of the key components required to bring our ideas to fruition. In addition to the creative portions of this project, we also have talented people (working gratis! like the rest of us!) helping us with the business side of things because honestly, there's a huge business side to all of this whether we like it or not.

Why We Need YOU!

Over the last 2 years we have developed everything mentioned above on our own time and at our own expense. In order to continue on to the next phase we seriously need help with financing.

Your generous pledges will allow us to continue the creation and production of proof of concept assets at the high quality we have established from day one. We are at a point where we need the skills and services of additional animators, artists and engineers as well as facilities for motion capture, music recording, help with merchandise costs and other expenses in order to take our project to the next level.

This is more of that "Business Talk" we mentioned in the video, but it's important that we attract the attention and confidence of investors that will allow us to fulfill the potential of this dream.

With engaging proof-of-concept work done in a professional and finished style, along with our other assets, we believe that we can get the attention and generate the interest of those who are in a position to deliver "The Tinies of Raglan Shire" world and experience to the right audiences for profitable return. We envision TV shows, interactive web, retail and online merchandise, sponsorships, games, apps and more.

Want to see More of the Tinies of Raglan Shire?

Feel free to visit our web site at http://www.jazzpaws.com and our Facebook page and peruse the sections there for additional concept and character art, media and further information on where we came from, what we're working on and, with your support, what's happening in the future! 

Please help support our Dream and Go Team Tiny!

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    We will send you digital art featuring the characters from the Tinies of Raglan Shire to be used as wallpaper for your computer, tablet or mobile phone. Multiple size formats to fit your device!

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    A Postcard of thanks signed by the creators of Jazz Paws, Wynx & Zayn.
    You've got mail, and it's from US!

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    A Tinies of Raglan Shire Keychain. A sturdy clear rectangle of awesomeness framing The art within... on a CHAIN!

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    A Tinies of Raglan Shire silver-toned pendant. Featuring The Tinies of Raglan Shire Logo. Wear this around your neck with Tiny pride!

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    A Laminated Backstage Pass on a colorful lanyard from an Iron Waffle™ concert. Iron Waffle is the most famous hard rocking alternative ALL TINY band in the world, and they hail from Raglan Shire! Check out their new CD hitting stores soon!

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    An Autographed 8x10 Glossy of all five main characters. Signed by Wynx and Zayn & suitable for framing!

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    A Tinies of Raglan Shire Shirt featuring full color logo. It's Awesomeness.. On a shirt!

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    Hand made and hand painted original necklaces featuring one of the five main Tiny characters. Created and signed by Wynx. These are ridiculously awesome!

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Exclusive for Kickstarter! a 24x36 inch Movie Poster of The Tinies of Raglan Shire. Featuring original art suitable for framing signed by Wynx and Zayn.

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    All five of the hand made, hand painted original art necklaces of each of the five main characters because five is better than one!

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    Your name prominently displayed upon our web sites Great Hedge Wall of Appreciation™!
    You will be Immortalized for all time for all to see!
    You'll also receive all Swag offered as well.
    Your name on Hedge! Huzzah!

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