About this project
Every night, after another long day embarrassing America, an exhausted President Trump goes to bed. But unbeknownst to him, while he’s snoozing his hair comes to life. Yes, that seemingly lifeless pelt on his head is actually a self-aware being. He doesn’t like it, but being this close to the leader of the free world puts The Hair in a unique position and he works tirelessly to undo all of Trump’s cold-hearted shenanigans. And every morning, The Hair takes one for the team and returns to his perch on top of the President’s neon orange head.
The future of our great nation rests in the tiny, tiny hands of Donald Trump’s hair. Sad!
Using 2D animation, we’ll follow President Trump's hair—the only part of him with an actual conscience—as it comes to life and works in secret to undo Trump’s wrongdoings, doing his best to gum up the works and sabotage every cruel, unethical, and illegal thing the administration has done that day. Whether that means giving Jeff Sessions a Christmas Carol-like ghost experience to demonstrate the effects of the Voting Rights Act or finding out what happened to Rudy Giuliani’s comb-over (once Rudy ditched him, The Combover opened a small gay bar in the West Village), The Hair is American democracy’s dedicated servant. But he has to be sneaky about it because he’s got to be back on Trump’s head before he wakes up, and so he often uses elaborate Rube Goldberg-like plans to make it look like America’s system of checks and balances is still working.
Utilizing actual audio clips of Donald Trump, viewers will get a glimpse of the President blundering his way through executive orders, speeches, and other U.S. affairs. Each episode will use real-life events to detail the plight of our great nation. The Hair assembles his own cabinet, bringing along a ragtag crew of unsuspecting superheroes like Proudly Bald Eagle and Ashanti the Comb, on his top-secret missions. The Hair is behind the behind-the-scenes in the White House—enemy to those who would betray our ideals, a friend of common decency and hope.
To be 100% clear: This is a political cartoon and it will be very critical of the President. But, you know, in a hilarious way. This is Hair to the Throne.
The good guys:
The Hair: Like those little suckerfish clinging symbiotically to the undersides of a shark, The Hair clings to Donald Trump’s head. By day, The Hair is horrified as he sits helplessly by, forced to watch Trump spread division and arrogance. But by night, when no one can see what he’s up to, The Hair leaves the President’s head and tries his best to make up for everything. But what can a magic flying pile of sentient hair do to help when it seems like the whole world is falling apart and each day brings new horrors and embarrassments? Well, for starters, he’s a really smart pile of hair, and he cares about the ideals that make the rest of us proud to be Americans: equality, inclusivity, and decency. With that and the help of his friends, he might just have a chance after all.
Ashanti the Comb: What good is a pile of heroic sentient hair without a comb? Or, more specifically, an afro pick. Ashanti is a true throwback: a holdover from 60s era black radicalism that’s as relevant today as ever. She’s always ready to work against the sinister forces brewing in the Trump White House. Part Angela Davis—socially conscious, fiercely intelligent—part Jessica Williams—also smart and socially conscious, but hilarious too.
Proudly Bald Eagle: The Hair’s trusty sidekick who helps fly him all over the world to undo Trump’s wrongs. This is the very same eagle that attacked Trump during that one photo shoot. Unlike some people, our Bald Eagle flies his chrome dome with pride, never hiding who he really is.
Crandall the Lion: When The Hair needs to call in the big guns, Crandall the (stuffed) Lion sneaks out of Barron Trump’s penthouse bedroom in Trump Tower and lends the gang his insane strength. He might not be the smartest guy you’ve ever met, but he’s got a huge heart. His only weakness is Kellyanne Conway’s mummy curse. He’s terrified.
The bad guys:
Donald Trump: The President only speaks in actual news clips. Luckily for us, he says a lot of hilariously awful stuff, so there will never be a shortage of material. In our world, we’ll portray Trump as a temperamental, semi-literate, rapey man-child. Not at all the way he really is.
Steve Bannon: The charismatic leader of the Alt-Right and the guy who’s really running the show in the Trump Administration, Bannon is The Hair’s sworn enemy and the only person on Earth to suspect what The Hair is up to. Bannon has a dark secret: an unborn parasitic twin who protrudes from his stomach, like Cuato in Total Recall, called Li’l Adolf. Steve Bannon is only Li’l Adolf’s vessel—it’s the tiny gross twin who’s in charge. Late at night, when no one else is around, Bannon lets him out for fresh air and a snack of baby seals.
Vice President Mike Pence: When he’s not busy writing vile laws legalizing discrimination or compulsively googling #altfacts about Planned Parenthood, Mike Pence does what every other homophobic Republican does: he puts on his leathers and hangs out at DC’s preferred GOP gay bar, The Red Oyster, where he tangos with the likes of Curt Schilling and Paul Ryan. Move over, Anderson Cooper, there’s a new silver fox on the scene!
Kellyanne Conway: She’s a senior adviser and Trump media surrogate by day, but at night Kellyanne must return to her crypt, where she’s slumbered for over 4,000 years, to recharge her evil mummy powers. Brought back from the netherworld by Steve Bannon and Li’l Adolf using an ancient Nazi spell, Kellyanne has the magical power to turn lies into truth by using her hypno-stare.
Sean Spicer: An angry megaphone come to life, Sean Spicer spends each day yelling “fake news!” at everyone. At night he goes home to his megaphone wife and two megaphone kids. Spicer’s super power is yelling sonic waves at people. For no apparent reason, he truly hates Dippin’ Dots ice cream, and constantly makes unfunny digs at the brand, such as: “Unlike Dippin’ Dots, the President’s approval rating is at an all time high!” or “This new nuclear arsenal is the weapons system of the future, unlike Dippin’ Dots, which is absolutely not the ice cream of the future!” or “One of my kids asked me to buy him Dippin’ Dots the other day, so I punched him in his stupid face!”
Vladimir Putin: A tiny, mostly silent character always watching Trump on surveillance cameras that Russian spies have planted everywhere in the White House. When he’s not taking off his shirt and fighting bears, he sends Trump flowers and chocolates with gushing love notes that subtly brainwash the Commander in Chief.
Kickstarter limits pledges through this page to $10,000. To learn more about these super-ginormous-24K-diamond-encrusted rewards, please contact us.
You’re much more than a big wig, a big shot, a big cheese or a big kahuna. At this level you’ve joined the ranks of the world’s leading philanthropists. As a token of our appreciation, we’ll give you a speaking role in an upcoming episode (in addition to all previous rewards).
Three million dollars is a lot of money, even for the scion of a real estate tycoon. At the very least, you deserve to have your face carved on Mount Rushmore. In the meantime, we invite you to a brainstorm session in our writer’s room where you can create a permanent character for the show. We’ll also throw in all of the above rewards and a big bear hug.
“Gentlemen, why do you not laugh? With the fearful strain that is upon me day and night, if I did not laugh, I should die.” - Abraham Lincoln, The 16th President of the United States.
“I got to thinking there MUST be a different side to Donald Trump. Then it hit me—maybe the last bastion of compassion has been squeezed into The Hair. What if The Hair was alive? What if he could walk and talk? Why not make a cartoon about it that makes people laugh and think about what we can do to move forward?” - Ferris Plock, Hair To The Throne Co-Creator & Day Dreamers Limited Co-Founder
“My family comes from a line of pioneers, military men and women, and even a state representative and legislator. I have a profound respect for anyone involved in public service because I know just how impactful their countless sacrifices are. I want our children to grow up in a country where they can be confident in being themselves, but I fear that our country is moving in the opposite direction, which nearly paralyzes me...but instead we are able to respond through humor, creativity, intelligence, and intent.” - Kelly Tunstall, Day Dreamers Limited Co-Founder
“We took a water cooler idea and are turning it into a movement about democracy. Regardless of one’s political affiliation, it’s important to remind all Americans that their civic duty doesn’t end with just checking a name on a ballot. I am a first generation Asian American, from a small Midwestern town, and my wife is a first generation Hispanic American. We are raising our family in San Francisco, a city that has shown me how important it is to understand the goodwill and intentions that come from all sides of the political spectrum. Our greatest hope is that The Hair will grow from a fictional show to a very real and accountable conversation with our President of the United States.” - Howard Cao, Hair To The Throne Co-Creator, Day Dreamers Limited Co-Founder, and The Ringleader at Form & Fiction.
Day Dreamers Limited, an artistic collective, in partnership with San Francisco creative studio Form & Fiction, are proud to launch a Kickstarter campaign to fund development of an animated series featuring Trump’s hair titled, Hair to the Throne. In today’s highly inflammatory political environment, The Hair trumps hate and will become the hero for hope, optimism, and democracy in 2017.
Risks and challenges
This ain't our first rodeo! Our studio has been in production for over 15 years. We’ve had no problems managing multi-million dollar projects for our corporate clients. There is very little risk of getting the pilot episode produced. We’ve already started production using our own financial and internal resources. Our funding goal of $1 is a symbolic way to kickstart a larger stretch goal, which will provide budget to hire the writers, artists, and political advisors required to produce an entire 12 episode run for the first season of the show. Our stretch goal will also help fund a dedicated staff to support The Hair’s political movements outside of the animated world via social channels and supporting other, like-minded causes. Our merchandise production and fulfillment relationships are already in place from previous client projects, including some very successful Kickstarter projects in the past.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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