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ANIMAL INPHANTRY: HUPSALUPA BEGINNINGS Vol.1

Team Inphantry
Team Inphantry

THE PASSION: WHY WE WANT TO SEE THIS TO FRUITION.

I am Tosan Arueyingho, creative director of Volit Studios and the original creator of the Animal Inphantry. I started working on Animal Inphantry a little over 2 years ago with the sole purpose of creating an animation franchise experience that would introduce a new era of  animal superhero favorites for kids and adults alike, but one that was exclusive of mainstream animation/gaming company affiliations. The success of the Angry birds franchise offered a fresh inspiration that birthed the idea of Animal Inphantry.  

My purpose for creating Animal Inphantry was to present myself with a new challenge. I wanted to be at the forefront of creating a new wave of animation/comic/game brands. And I also wanted an idea that will not only be compelling but offer audiences from around the world something they can love, regardless of their background. So I thought "First, the characters of this new project must be diverse. They must come from various parts of the world, not just one country in particular. Secondly, THEY HAVE TO BE SOME ANIMALS. Why? Because everyone (ok, almost everyone) loves animals. So I started looking for the perfect team to work with and the sleepless nights began. Finally...here we are...A team of five of the most loveable, hardcore animals on the planet who come from various parts of the world but all share a similar purpose.

The idea of creating a graphic novel was to offer prospective fans of the Animal Inphantry franchise with an origin of the story and to connect with the characters and their backgrounds before any further branch out into other media is launched. Hupsalupa Beginnings is that first story: A story that delves into the origins of these 5 awesome animal characters and how they became a group called the Animal Inphantry. It also explores their diverse ethnic backgrounds (all 5 animals come from a different part of the world) and how these varying experiences interact. 

30 months down the line, many milestones have been reached and I would be wrong if I said, we haven't faced a few challenges. However, those challenges have kept us strongly focused and more passionate about making this project a reality.

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STORYLINE

Animal Inphantry involves 5 superhero animals from different regions of the world that come to a city called "Beizipple" to fight against a ruthless wealthy businessman, Victor Trajedo. Victor Trajedo is a man who believes he can use his wealth and status in the city to bully his way through anything he wants. This time, he plans to take over a famous animal shelter in the city called "Animville". Trajedo plans to dismantle Animville  in order to build a factory for his new business venture. The  destruction of the animal shelter once housed by homeless animals in the city means that all of these animals would have to go back to living in the streets of Beizipple--homeless again. A call for help attracts the super five from different regions of the world to Beizipple to fight for the animals and ensure that Trajedo does not succeed in his attempts to take the shelter. 

Hupsalupa Beginnings chronicles the timeline from the initiation of Trajedo's evil plans to the creation of the Animal Inphantry team as they arrive in Beizipple. This first volume takes us to the cities of Venice all the way to the White House in an adventurous ride of humor, action and all the fun that comes with it. 

THE CHARACTERS

BAMBINO. Everyone loves him. Bambino hails from Venice Italy and is the sweetheart of the bunch. Don't mess with  him though cos he is trained in three forms of martial arts.
BAMBINO. Everyone loves him. Bambino hails from Venice Italy and is the sweetheart of the bunch. Don't mess with him though cos he is trained in three forms of martial arts.
ALEXIA--smart royalty. This Brit has experienced opulence at its best and wants to enlighten the others. Alicia loves smart people and animals; she hates bullies.
ALEXIA--smart royalty. This Brit has experienced opulence at its best and wants to enlighten the others. Alicia loves smart people and animals; she hates bullies.
ZIMBA--- The Brazilian Lieutenant. Or so he thinks. Zimba somehow believes he is the head of the group...and he secretly has something for Alicia. But he'll never admit it. Ooh...the gun? Yes..It doesn't shoot bullets, It shoots Bananas.
ZIMBA--- The Brazilian Lieutenant. Or so he thinks. Zimba somehow believes he is the head of the group...and he secretly has something for Alicia. But he'll never admit it. Ooh...the gun? Yes..It doesn't shoot bullets, It shoots Bananas.
POKO-Don't mess with the Chihu. Unarguably the member of the Inphantry team with the shortest temper. He loves boxing and wouldn't mind praticing his skills on anyone in his path, especially Trajedo.
POKO-Don't mess with the Chihu. Unarguably the member of the Inphantry team with the shortest temper. He loves boxing and wouldn't mind praticing his skills on anyone in his path, especially Trajedo.
MURPHY-- The American dream. Murphy loves to add some style to anything he does. And don't forget he has some presidential connection. Ask the White House, they'll tell you.
MURPHY-- The American dream. Murphy loves to add some style to anything he does. And don't forget he has some presidential connection. Ask the White House, they'll tell you.

THE BOOK

Volume 1 of the ANIMAL INPHANTRY SERIES is a 110+ page hard cover graphic novel with full glossy colors. 

Animal Inphantry Graphic Novel Volume 1
Animal Inphantry Graphic Novel Volume 1
Animal Inphantry Volume 1 Deluxe edition.
Animal Inphantry Volume 1 Deluxe edition.

WHERE ARE WE GOING WITH THIS?

My team and I have been working endlessly over the past 30 months, developing the characters and an amazing story line that will keep readers of the Animal Inphantry series engaged and waiting for more. We understand that to make a new animation storyline into a brand, it entails a strategic gradual approach. Unique characters must be created which appeal to an audience and we must tell a story that introduces the origins of each character on the inphantry team and gives each one its unique identity.

However, we are limited on the funds to make this happen. And that's why we've come to you, the kickstarter community, to help us kickstart what we know will become a huge animation franchise by helping us complete and print Volume 1 of the Inphantry Graphic Novel.

We believe that once we can complete the first Volume, we would have opened an avenue for exposure on the Animal Inphantry brand and be able to go into producing Volumes 2 and 3, and then unto games and maybe even bigger things. But let's take it one step at a time by starting with Volume 1.

The Inphantry storyline is centered around a fight against bullying. In the case of Beizipple, Victor Trajedo uses his wealth as a weapon to bully his way through anything he wants from other residents of the city. And the Animal Inphantry team, especially Alexia, dislikes bullies. The team just likes Poko to take the center stage when it comes to addressing folks like Trajedo.  Those power punches?.............

WHAT DO WE NEED $50,000 FOR?

The funds you donate will be used to complete production (Illustration, Scripting and editing) and printing of Volume 1. We prefer to print in large quantities where we'll be able to get more value for our money.

WHAT'S IN IT FOR OUR BACKERS?

We are so optimistic about the future of our brand and believe that with the work we are putting in, we will be able to make Animal Inphantry one of the newest animation franchises around. And as a backer, you would be a proud part of this growth process.We believe we owe it to you to make you aware of our progress every step of the way.

We also have some awesome rewards for our backers. You can see a full list of rewards in the rewards section. Some items backers will receive include:

Animal Inphantry tees. up to 7-10 designs to choose from.
Animal Inphantry tees. up to 7-10 designs to choose from.
An Animal Inphantry book wall cover. One of the many Wall covers we'll be giving out.
An Animal Inphantry book wall cover. One of the many Wall covers we'll be giving out.

SOME MORE MATERIALS/CHARACTER BACKGROUNDS

CONNECT WITH THE INPHANTRY

You can always connect with the Animal Inphantry outside of our kickstarter page. We are relaunching our Animal Inphantry website this fall. More details will be provided soon in our updates. 

In the meantime, you can also check out and like our facebook and twitter pages:

www.facebook.com/animalinphantry

www.twitter.com/animalinphantry .

If you have any questions, you can also ask us directly on kickstarter and we'll be glad to answer them.

Risks and challenges

Our most unique quality at the Inphantry team is our unflinching attitude towards making our project a huge success. We are extremely hungry to make Animal Inphantry a worldwide brand that we are so well equipped to face and address any hurdles we may face along the way.

We understand that the various aspects of creating a graphic novel can easily present some obstacles in the form of delays and other unexpected circumstances and that is part of the reason why we have focused on providing ample time to complete all parts of the creation process, hence our March 2014 release milestone. And even with all the carefully thought-out plans, it will be unreasonable of us to say we are 100% sure we will not run into any obstacles. There's only one thing we can assure: That our passion for this will not make us fail you. We can't even fail ourselves, so it will be almost impossible for us to fail our backers when we can't fail ourselves. To us, Animal Inphantry is not just about raising money to complete a project, it's about seeing our project come to live and we intend to see this to fruition even if every crowdfunding option was unavailable. To put this in its simplest form, we ensure that we will deliver on our promises to our backers and we will do everything humanely possible to see to it that you are not disappointed.

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    Every contribution adds to bringing the Animal Inphantry story and brand to fruition. We appreciate your support. Your name will be listed in our special thank you section.

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    Yes. The Inphantry owes you. And the Hupsalupa moment is coming to life because of you. We'll add you to our special thank you section and we'll send you a digital version of the "Hupsalupa Beginnings" graphic novel. Now ain't that just cool?

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    Aha, there you go!!! We'll send you a digital downloadable version of the graphic Novel + a large printed wallpaper of the Animal Inphantry team shipped to your doorstep.

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    Hard Copy time!!!! Get a hard copy of Volume 1 of the Animal Inphantry graphic novel. You earned it. Congratulations. And the Inphantry is happy .

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    We are steady moving ahead to get Trajedo and his men. Get a Hard copy of the graphic novel + a limited quantity large printed wall paper of the Animal Inphantry. This wallpaper will not be made after this campaign is over and is specifically made for the backers in this group.

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    It's Sing-a-long time!!! Get the signed hard copy of the Animal Inphantry graphic novel, volume 1. And yes, its "Singalupsa" season. We'll send you a demo version of the Animal Inphantry sound track, featuring the official Animal Inphantry theme song + 2 out of 9 of the songs featured in the full soundtrack.

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    It's Plushy time. Yaaaayyyy!!!! Get a signed hard copy of the graphic novel + a plushie of one of Bambino, Poko or Alexia. Poko also promises to teach you some salsa lessons.

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    It's Deluxe time. Get the limited Deluxe version of the Animal Inphantry Graphic Novel, Volume 1. We are only going to give this version out only during our Kickstarter campaign. And trust us when we tell you...The Deluxe version includes more than you can imagine with Original Sketches and scripts, detailed character backgrounds, and an introduction to Volume 2 of the Animal Inphantry novel series: Trajedo's Empire.

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    Get the Hupsalupa Package: 1 Graphic Novel (signed hard copy) + an Animal Inphantry T-shirt (choose from up to 10 different designs) + 1 plushie

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    Hoodies!! Hoodieees!!!!!! Why not swap that t-shirt for a hoodie instead? We are giving you the Hupsalupa package in the $200 reward but replacing the t-shirt with a hoodie. We'll also throw in the Singalupsa soundtrack demo (the animal Inphantry theme song + 2 more songs of the 9 included in the full soundtrack that will be released later in 2014). Be the first to hear what music the Inphantry adventure has in store for you.

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    We are giving you a signed copy of the Animal Inphantry Graphic Novel + an Animal Inphantry Bambino or Poko hoodie +1 tshirt + 1 plushie + we'll send you a customized large print poster illustration of your favorite Inphantry character. Tell us exactly what you want us to draw and we'll do it with the Inphantry character of your choice. It can be an illustration of your character wearing a hat that has your name with a thank you message or any other creative idea you come up with.

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    We are customizing everything for you. Customized illustrations, customized materials. First of, we will let you choose 2 of your favorite inphantry characters. We will draw a customized illustration of these 2 characters to your preferences. (Anything you want the character to do in the illustration. Example, we can draw Bambino wearing a t-shirt and hat that says "thank you" using your name). The illustrations drawn from both characters will be used to create 2 customized large print posters and 2 t-shirts. We will also give you 2 plushies + a signed hard copy of the Deluxe edition of the graphic novel and a sneak peek we want to keep as a surprise. We're sure you'd love it.

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    A special "Inphantry Extra" package. This package features a hardcopy and digital version of where we are going with Animal Inphantry. Indepth story of every character, including the Chengs, Victor Trajedo and other characters you'll come to discover when the graphic novel launches. We will give you a look into Volume 2, with illustrations, original art work and more. Ooooh..one more thing...we think you deserve bigger versions of the plushies. We'll also add your name on our "Compramedos" section in the novel, a dedication to our biggest contributors.

    And more materials: How about an Animal Inphantry specially designed backpack? Let the kids go show it off at school. Yes, you'll get that + 1 hoodie, one t-shirt + one customized wallpaper + the Animal Inphantry Singalupsa soudtrack and ofcourse your hard copy of the Graphic Novel.

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    Wooooww....how can we thank you for your generosity? The inphantry owes you a lot. And to begin, we will give you everything from the $5 to $2000 package + a 1-2 minute animation video of your favorite inphantry character made specifically for you, thanking you for your generosity+ for backpacks, it's all custom designed. Pick what you want us to draw and we'll customize it on your backpack. And that's not all: We'll love to have you featured as a character in Volume 2 of the Animal Inphantry series. Now, how cool is that? This means you'll be a main feature in all subsequent features of the Animal Inphantry franchise, even when we move into games and actual feature presentations in the future. You deserve it afterall.

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