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$582
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17
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, April 12 2011 3:11 AM UTC +00:00

About

Just my luck to have the Dodo go extinct...again, on my watch. With just 5 days to go, I'm having a hard time getting my head around this for a happy ending.

But wait! We just may have attracted an alternative funding/backing source as a result of putting the project up on Kickstarter. All I can say is it won't happen for a few months if it does happen, but it does look promising.

My plan now is to have two programs to present & sell at the NATPE market in 2012, Dodo, and Happy's Greenhouse.

For all of you that pledged your hard earned dollars on the project, your credit cards will not be charged (unless there is a last minute miracle) and I thank you so much for supporting my program.

Can I make a suggestion? Perhaps those of you that pledged support for Dodo (and anyone reading this) might consider donating to the ongoing disaster relief efforts in Japan. Your help is greatly needed and even small donations make a difference.

Best regards, Charles Parker - Magic Drawer Workshop

"The Adventures of Dodo Steampuppet" is set in Victorian Steampunk London. The British crown finds itself in peril from the many dark forces who want it to fail. The only man that can stop this? Dodo Steampuppet, "Bun Maker to the Queen", who stumbles (literally) upon the master plan of Weevil the Mad Belgian, a disgruntled bun rival set out to destroy all that is good within the British Empire, including her Majesty's buns.

The pilot will contain fast paced puppet action along with daring baking situations, clever puns and lavish sets as Dodo, the Queen, and her newly formed M1 security forces take on the dark side of the baking world and it's secret activities.

The goal is to produce a superior quality pilot episode and present it to already interested parties and (to parties that don't know they are interested yet) at industry shows like NATPE and MIPCOM. In the past, Charles has had his creative hand in programs that have been well received at both of those venues, "The Adventures of Dodo Steampuppet" is the first program Charles is creating and producing directly.

The bun money we 'raise' will be used for completion of sets, puppets, additional puppeteers as well as quality editor, camera, sound & lighting positions. We have budgeted $10,000 as the bare minimum necessary needed to, as Dodo says, "Do a right proper pilot.", and we are very close to finalizing a fantastic crew; many who are contracted to come aboard for reduced rates once the initial sets and puppets are completed. We look upon Kickstarter as being the yeast that raises our buns, and with your kind and generous support we endeavor to bring an odd smile to your face whenever you hear the words bun and dodo in the same sentence. Thank you for helping to bring "The Adventures of Dodo Steampuppet" to fruition!

A final word concerning the prizes. The authentic Christo & Jeanne Claude Running Fence panel (1976) came from a local Petaluma rancher. The fence ran across his property near where the fence started. As I work with recycled vintage fragments, I couldn't resist the chance to use fabric from such a seminal art event in my own project and, it makes great prizes. The different mounts are seen in this picture.

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