About this project
Super Science Friends is an animated series about a team of super-powered scientists (Freud, Einstein, Tesla, Darwin & Tapputi) who travel through time fighting nazis, renegade soviet cosmonauts and their own scientific rivals!
A huge thank you everyone for helping us fund the pilot!
You can follow the production progress on our Super Science Friends Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/supersciencefriends
And you can follow Tinman Creative Studios here: https://www.facebook.com/TinmanCreativeStudios
Thanks for helping us reach our goal everyone! We've announced a stretch goal of $30,000. If we reach that, then we're going to produce a gif comic that takes place in the distant future of the Super Science Friends. It will follow Ada Lovelace who has travelled forward in time to lead an underground team of hackers against the tyrannical Z3!
Help us tell this awesome story of the future!
Who are the Super Science Friends?
The Super Science Friends are made up of some of the world's greatest scientists. Their powers are all closely tied with their research, and each one of them has a nemesis!
Sigmund Freud - Mind-control powers, but they're restricted to psycho-sexual thoughts only. His nemesis is Carl Yung, who has the power to invade people's dreams.
Nikola Tesla - His electricity powers are unparalleled ... when they work. His nemesis is Thomas Edison, a billionaire bent on sucking up the world's energy reserves.
Marie Curie - Can heal people using radiation. However, the more she heals the other members of her team the more she herself is exposed to radiation!
Charles Darwin - Can devolve into any animal, and has a penchant for turtle soup. His nemesis is Pope Pius, who rides atop a T-Rex and is able to summon down the fist of God.
Tapputi - Can seduce her enemies with her love potions and perfumes ... except she's about 4000 years old. Her nemesis is the sexy nazi seductress Mata Hari.
Albert Einstein - 12 year old Einstein's time control powers allow him to run at super speeds and slow down bullets. To him, time is relative! A figure from his future lurks unseen in the shadows.
Winston Churchill - No powers, other than being the toughest s.o.b. ever to smoke a cigar. With the team he's assembled he'll defeat the time-travelling nazis and win World War II!
At Tinman Creative Studios in Toronto, Canada, we've been designing and storyboarding the pilot episode off-and-on for the past couple of months. Now we're ready to start the real heavy-lifting, which includes fleshing out the animatic, casting the voice actors and most importantly doing the animation! That's why we're here today, hat in hand with a reward bag full of lovingly hand-crafted goodies showing you what we've got so far and seeing if you're interested in seeing more.
If our kickstarter is successful, we'll be able to produce the full pilot episode, using state-of-the-art 1940's style traditional animation and release our science satire on an unsuspecting public!
What happens if we get more than what we've asked for? We'll just keep making more episodes! And if we get WAY more than we've asked for we'll pay for the cloning research and grow the real Super Science Friends in test tubes and then send them out in the world to fight crime and video tape it all for the world to see!
But we might be getting ahead of ourselves. For now check out our work-in-progress videos below, as well as our list of swell rewards! If you likes what you sees, and you want to get some cool stuff in the mail sometime next year after you've totally forgotten you ever donated to this, then feel free to contribute and let's make some TV on the internet!
PS. If you have a friend who would like all of this sciency stuff as a gift for Christmas, fear not! We'll be mailing out super official looking membership documents along with a fortune-cookie-esque glimpse into your future (courtesy of Z3) before Christmas this year! It's like saying, "Hey man, I didn't buy you anything for THIS Christmas, but just you wait until like 10 months or so from now when some pretty nifty stuff shows up in the mail for you! Then you'll see! Then you'll all see!!"
We've tried to keep our rewards to things that have a personal touch. They include original screen-printing, sculpted character statuettes, comics and even some in-episode rewards like a character being based on you!
Risks and challenges
The main challenge with the Super Science Friends is to strike the fine line between being factually accurate in regards to the science, while at the same time exaggerating and caricaturing every aspect so it fits in with the universe that we've created.
Another challenge will be keeping track of our universe's timeline once our heroes and villains start going back and forth through time.
Tinman Creative Studios is a full service animation studio, and not only are we completely dedicated to finishing our pilot episode of Super Science Friends (with your generous support), but we're constantly coming up with new episode ideas and can't wait to share them with you down the road!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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