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$23,170
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123
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, August 2 2010 4:00 PM UTC +00:00
$23,170
pledged of $48,000pledged of $48,000 goal
123
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, August 2 2010 4:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

First and foremost, thank you, thank you, thank you, for checking out our project.

Please let me introduce myself. My name is Darren Lutz (but you can call me Skip :-) and I am the Creator/Director of DinosaurUs ExploreUs. We are looking to you, our friends, family, colleagues, soon to be friends, partners and anyone who loves great animation, to help fund the creation of an animated pilot for our children's show, "DinosaurUs ExploreUs".

WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED "DINOSAURUS EXPLOREUS"?

The concept of this uniquely named show - DinosaurUs ExploreUs, came to me a few years back when I was spending time in New York, and, I was struck by a crazy revelation. We humans, made this place. We made the brick and mortar, the roads, lights, taxies, the Statue of Liberty, the tallest building in the world… everything. Without humans, none of this existed sans trees, water, animals and dirt. All of this, came from that! While walking through the city, I couldn't help but be amazed by what we have done, and what are capable of doing.

The seeds of DinosaurUs ExploreUs were sprung that afternoon.

My inner child told me, make this for children. Make this for the little sponges that are so open to this wonderful understanding and allow them to see humanity as it really is, amazing, inventive, creative…

THE SHOW

The show DinosaurUs is rooted in the fact that, "humans" are simply remarkable – irrelevant to race, sex, location, time or culture. No matter from which continent you hail or corner of the world you come from, it is humans that have imagined, engineered, and created every single extraordinary innovation found in the world.

With thousands of artifacts, structures, and objects waiting to be explored, this visually unique combination of 2D illustration and 3D animation combines original music, songs, and fresh ideas in a cross between Schoolhouse Rock!, Archaeology Magazine and How It's Made, that introduces children to human innovations, exploration, and imagination.

WHAT WE'VE CREATED SO FAR

Two years and a sizable investment have already been made into the development of the show’s concept, pitch bible (including all characters, environments and episodes), pilot script, business plan, title song and 2 1/2 min title song animation. The show has been presented to numerous broadcasters world-wide with ongoing interest in its development.

You can view some of the shows elements at www.DinosaurUsExploreUs.com. There will also be a running blog, a Dino facebook, twitter, youtube and vimeo channels to view interviews with the character designers, animators, voice over artist, musicians and other awesome info.

THE NEXT STEP

The next step in the development cycle is to create a 7 minute pilot episode about our five Dinos visiting Mexico and the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza, where they/we learn about it's vibrant culture, music, how seasons were/are identified and the creation of the first calendar (based on the El Castillo (The Kukulkan Pyramid)-that is still in use today.

THE GOAL OF THE SHOW

The goal of DinosaurUs ExploreUs is to use these endearing Dino characters and unique visual animation style to show children, world-wide, that people are people are people and everyone has something special to share and contribute.

WHAT YOU GET ?

This is your opportunity to not only help fill the minds of children with something inspiring, educational, worldly, stimulating, and fun, but to also be attached to the pilot episode of what has the potential to be the next world-wide sensation and to get some pretty cool Dino paraphernalia to boot.

We will also be keeping you posted on funding progress, development updates, and special information right from our main Dino-Oscar.

Once the show is complete, we will add it to our DinosaurUs ExploreUs pitch package, and it will be presented and pitched to the educators in school systems and libraries, broadcasters, and the multi-media world by myself, Tina Lutz the show’s producer and global agent Hgagnon Distribution.

FINAL THOUGHTS

DinosaurUs is near and dear to our hearts. It has been an exhilarating two year roller-coaster development process which has come to its final and most exciting stage. Creating the "Pilot Episode". With the help of the awesome people at KICKSTARTER and YOU, our new friends, we Believe we can fund this project and make DinosaurUs ExploreUs the next BIG THING in children's entertainment.

As we launch into this new endeavor, we are excited, nervous, anxious, giddy but confident we will find the support from the folks who feel the same way we do and want to have a positive impact our upcoming generation through endearing and inspiring animated programming.

A few more things:
-When you become an official project backer – we would love for you to also post a comment about why you believe in the project
-Don't forget to share this project with your friends, family, and colleagues
-Please become a fan on the DinosaurUsExploreUs Facebook fan page
-Remember this is an all or nothing funding environment, if we don't raise it all, nothing is contributed. In fact, your credit card amount will only be charged on Aug 2, 2010 if we raise the full amount.

Do we dream big? Absolutely!!! Come along with us

All You Have To Do Is - BELIEVE

(geek speak) WHAT IS A PILOT?

A television pilot, also known as a pilot episode and series premiere, is the first episode of a television series. At the time of its inception, the pilot is meant to be the "testing ground" to see if a series will be possible and successful and therefore a test episode of an intended television series. It is an early step in the development of a television series.

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    Email message of thanks from the Dinos + Your name listed under Special Thanks in the show’s credits + Your name listed on Dino website

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    All of the above + 8 x10 print of Dino Cast on Chichen Itza

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    All of the above + Choice of DVD or BluRay of final show, signed by Cast-sent on request + Framed photo, signed by Characters + T-shirt signed by Dino Characters

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    All of the above + Video of thanks from Dino Characters + Phone call from a Dino Character (extra exciting for the children of parents) + Associate Producer credit in the end credits + 12 month calendar, each month a beautiful hires image from the show

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    All of the above + Producer credit in the end credits + Framed "actual" character drawing from show, signed by artist + Script, signed by Dino Cast

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    All of the above + Producer credit at the beginning of the show + A Product, Logo or Picture placement in the show

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    All of the above + We sing your praises from the mountain top! + We will "Rename" our first born after you :-) (kidding) + Executive Producer Credit at the beginning of show + Limited Edition Maquette of a main character + Framed Picture of you and the Dino’s characters.

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Funding period

- (44 days)