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A rookie Canadian officer and her sassy ex-circus bear partner keep the bizarre town of Backwoods safe in this diverse animated series. Read more

Burbank, CA Animation
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Funding Canceled

Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on July 14, 2014.

A rookie Canadian officer and her sassy ex-circus bear partner keep the bizarre town of Backwoods safe in this diverse animated series.

Burbank, CA Animation
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WHAT IS MISS OFFICER AND MR. TRUFFLES?

A rookie Canadian officer and her sassy ex-circus bear partner keep the bizarre town of Backwoods safe in this diverse animated series pilot.

With a cast of zany characters and devious villains like ringmaster Pathos Millennium, who will stop at nothing to cause chaos in the town, Miss Officer and Mr. Truffles will certainly have their paws full!

Our dedicated duo will do their best to show friend and foe alike that crime doesn't pay, even with the best of intentions.

OUR GOALS:

-To create a traditionally animated 7 minute pilot episode, with the future goal of creating an entire series.

-To provide positive representation of LGBTQIA people, the disabled, and people of color. Our target audience of children ages 8 to 12 are just beginning to form their identities, and we know that it's incredibly important to have heroes they can look up to. Heroes just like them.

-To provide opportunities to animators in remote locations. We're not a brick-and-mortar studio. We seek to foster a new method of animation production that allows people to work from home.

WHO WE ARE:

The MOAMT team is a group of independent artists from all over North America. We have come together to volunteer on this project because of a strong desire to make something beautiful, and we believe wholeheartedly in our goal of providing positive representation.

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HOW DID IT ALL BEGIN?

Miss Officer and Mr. Truffles started as a photograph of RCMP officer Suzanne Bourque, turned cute drawing by the original artist Ami Guillén, that went viral across the internet. 

And the original Miss Officer?

  Well, she loves it!

WHERE IS THE MONEY GOING?

Here's a complete breakdown of our financial plan.

Wages: -- 50.18% -- Includes animators, artists, voice actors, writers, musicians, sound designers and production staff.

Production: -- 28.82% -- Allotted estimate to cover the cost of software licenses (Toonboom Harmony), percentage given to Kickstarter/Amazon, and taxes.  Anything left over will be put into wages for our team to bring you more content!

Merchandise: -- 21% -- Allotted estimate to cover base cost of Kickstarter rewards. Anything remaining will be re-purposed into wages for our team to bring you even more content!

Using the services of Vistaprint.com and Purebuttons.com, we can provide a variety of rewards!

CONTRIBUTOR CREDIT: You get a credit in our Contributor section of the 7 minute production short's credits. The titles correlate with different price tiers, seen below!

  • Thank You: $5-$50
  • Rookie $50-$150
  • Squadmate $200-$300
  • Real Bear $350-$500
  • Super Sleuth $1000-$6000+

THANK YOU reward: We thank you by name in our end of campaign video. We know it's not always financially easy to donate-- so thank you for helping us get that much closer to our dreams!

BACKER BLOG: Access to our Backer Blog, with exclusive updates about our progress!

 EVERY REWARD ABOVE PLUS:

WALLPAPER PACK: Three digital wallpapers and three icons, to bring a little justice to your computer.

THEME SONG MP3: The Miss Officer and Mr. Truffles theme song mp3, by our musician Sean Key.

EVERY REWARD ABOVE PLUS:

DIGITAL TRAILERS: A digital download of our 30 second trailer seen here on Kickstarter, as well as a digital download of the 7 minute promotional short when it's released!

EVERY REWARD ABOVE PLUS:

DIGITAL ART BOOK: A PDF book containing sketches and designs from the production process, as well as the storyboards of the 7 minute production short.

  EVERY REWARD ABOVE PLUS:

SIGNED POSTCARD: A 5.47" x 4.21" postcard featuring one of a variety of Miss Officer and Mr. Truffles art prints from our team, signed by Ami Guillén and Erika Zofchak.

  EVERY REWARD ABOVE PLUS:

THREE 1.75" BUTTONS: With a huge variety of designs, you never know what assortment of 3 you'll get! 

  EVERY REWARD ABOVE PLUS:

ONE TEESHIRT: These Teeshirts feature four Kickstarter exclusive graphic designs by our artists: Adult Size S-XXL, Kids Size S-L, and they come in black, gray, or white!

  EVERY REWARD ABOVE PLUS:

ONE SQUISH BALL: A soft white cube of stress relief that will remind you to Hang In Bear.

  EVERY REWARD ABOVE PLUS:

ONE DOODLE BOOK: A 5.4"x8.5" Miss Officer and Mr. Truffles notebook with blank pages, to keep track of your clues in the pursuit of justice!

  EVERY REWARD ABOVE PLUS:

 ONE MUG: A white mug with a Miss Officer and Mr. Truffles design to hold your favorite hot beverage. Our mugs promise to try and make your mornings bearable.

  EVERY REWARD ABOVE PLUS:

ONE TOTE BAG: A 19"x15"x6" 100% Cotton tote bag for you to haul all this sweet stuff around.

  EVERY REWARD ABOVE PLUS:

ONE CUSTOM MESSAGE: A Custom Mp3 Message for YOU from the fabulous voice actors of Miss Officer and Mr. Truffles!

  EVERY REWARD ABOVE PLUS:

ONE SIGNED COMMISSION: A commissioned 11"x17" size print of Miss Officer and Mr. Truffles, unique for you, signed by Ami Guillén and Erika Zofchak.

  EVERY REWARD ABOVE PLUS:

LANDMARK LOCATION: Your name becomes immortalized as a store name in the town of Backwoods for the 7 minute production short. (Example: X & Y's Market, Z's Diner, etc.)

 ALL REWARDS ABOVE MINUS LANDMARK:

BACKGROUND CHARACTER: Your likeness becomes a background character in the 7 Minute Production Short.

 ALL REWARDS ABOVE MINUS LANDMARK:

VOICED BACKGROUND CHARACTER :Your likeness becomes a background character in the 7 Minute Production Short, with speaking role that YOU get to voice!

ALL THE THINGS: Every design of every physical reward item. That's a lot of stuff!

 PRODUCER'S BEST FRIEND: A special credit just for you in our 7 minute production short. A funded stretch goal comic will feature YOUR LIKENESS as your choice of HERO or VILLAIN in the story! You receive all rewards, the eternal love of the team, exclusive updates about the project's plans and current happenings JUST FOR YOU, and an in-depth look at all facets of the process to create the Miss Officer and Mr. Truffles show.

If you are all unbearlieveably awesome enough to fund us past our $80,000 goal, it will allow us to increase the size of our crew to develop more content, while continuing to reward all of you! Here's what we have in mind...

$100,000 BUTTONS FOR ALL! : Every one of our backers, even the $1.00 pledges, will receive an exclusice 2.25" MOaMT Squad button, found nowhere else!

$110,000 STAPLE BACK FULL SIZED COMIC BOOK #1: This will be an 8 page full color comic book, featuring an intricate storyline that reveals even greater mysteries! Everyone who donates gets an exclusive digital copy, $50+ pledges will receive an exclusive physical copy!

$130,000 MISS OFFICER ANIMATICS: We will release one animatic video of our loveable Miss Officer to the public, delivering an important message that we should all remember! Backers will receive a second, exclusive animatic!

 $150,000 4 PAGE MINI COMIC:  This will be a fully colored four-page mini comic, exploring the lives of two currently unrevealed characters!  Everyone who donates gets an exclusive digital copy, and anyone who has donated $50 or more will also receive an exclusive print copy!

$180,000 PATHOS MILLENNIUM ANIMATICS: We will release one animatic video of the weathered Pathos Millennium to the public, griping about his greatest hatreds! Backers will receive a second, exclusive animatic with everyone's favorite ringmaster!

$200,000 COMIC BOOK #2: A second staple-back full color comic book, exclusive only to our backers! Everyone who donates gets a digital copy, $50+ pledges will receive a physical copy!

Risks and challenges

1. In the event that finding a network launch within a reasonable time frame for MO&MT is unlikely, we will launch further campaigns on our own to fund the series with a similar model to the Bee and Puppycat Kickstarter. One way or another, we are going to make this happen.

2. As this is a collection of animators, artists, and voice actors from all over North America and not a brick-and-mortar studio, we rely on communicating daily through various means on the internet. Things happen-- and everyone on staff recognizes that if they can no longer pull through for the team, they will step down so that we can afford to have another person replace them and get the work done on time. We have had a lot of amazing, talented people apply; we wish our space wasn't so limited.

3. All reward items are shipped in packages from the same location with tracking. In the event a package is lost, these items will be re-shipped at our cost.

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FAQ

  • The Production budget pays for things like product licenses. Did you know that ToonBoom costs $700 PER LICENSE? We need to purchase these tools, and other resources like this, so that all of our animators have access to the same materials. This would be much less costly for an animation studio, since they would already have a bank of licensed computers.

    Anything not used in the production fund will be re-purposed to hire additional staff.

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  • The Merchandise budget covers the base costs of the physical items for every reward tier. It's likely an overestimate, as we have no way of knowing what the demand for these items will be until they're pledged. We don't make additional funds off of this-- any extra finances left over in this department are also re-purposed to pay or increase our staff.

    These budget sections seem big because the payments to all of our staff (including the creators whom have been working since January for free) are very low.

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  • Originally, staff had wished to work with Squishable to provide a prize for reaching such an amazing goal. After some talking, both parties realized it would simply take too long from prototyping to manufacturing, and we wouldn't want fans receiving their rewards months apart. As an apology to all of our friends and fans of the project, we want to provide a reward every backer can enjoy. We are working with new manufacturers and looking at new options.

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    $5 reward

    49 backers

    Backer Blog Access, Thank You Credit

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    $10 reward

    50 backers

    Theme Song MP3, Wallpaper pack, Backer Blog Access, Thank You Credit

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    $20 reward

    41 backers

    Digital Trailers, Theme Song MP3, Wallpaper pack, Backer Blog Access, Thank You Credit

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    $30 reward

    38 backers

    Digital Art Book, Digital Trailers, Theme Song MP3, Wallpaper pack, Backer Blog Access, Thank You Credit

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    $50 reward

    17 backers

    Signed Postcard, Digital Art Book, Digital Trailers, Theme Song MP3, Wallpaper pack, Backer Blog Access, Rookie Contributor Credit

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $75 reward

    1 backer

    3 Buttons, Signed Postcard, Digital Art Book, Digital Trailers, Theme Song MP3, Wallpaper pack, Backer Blog Access, Rookie Contributor Credit

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  • You selected
    $100 reward

    8 backers

    Teeshirt, 3 Buttons, Signed Postcard, Digital Art Book, Digital Trailers, Theme Song MP3, Wallpaper pack, Backer Blog Access, Rookie Contributor Credit

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  • You selected
    $150 reward

    1 backer

    Squish Ball, Teeshirt, 3 Buttons, Signed Postcard, Digital Art Book, Digital Trailers, Theme Song MP3, Wallpaper pack, Backer Blog Access, Rookie Contributor Credit

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  • You selected
    $200 reward

    0 backers

    Doodle Book, Squish Ball, Teeshirt, 3 Buttons, Signed Postcard, Digital Art Book, Digital Trailers, Theme Song MP3, Wallpaper pack, Backer Blog Access, Squadmate Contributor Credit

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  • You selected
    $250 reward

    1 backer

    Mug, Doodle Book, Squish Ball, Teeshirt, 3 Buttons, Signed Postcard, Digital Art Book, Digital Trailers, Theme Song MP3, Wallpaper pack, Backer Blog Access, Squadmate Contributor Credit

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $300 reward

    2 backers

    Tote Bag, Mug, Doodle Book, Squish Ball, Teeshirt, 3 Buttons, Signed Postcard, Digital Art Book, Digital Trailers, Theme Song MP3, Wallpaper pack, Backer Blog Access, Squadmate Contributor Credit

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  • You selected
    $350 reward

    0 backers Limited (650 left of 650)

    Custom Message, Tote Bag, Mug, Doodle Book, Squish Ball, Teeshirt, 3 Buttons, Signed Postcard, Digital Art Book, Digital Trailers, Theme Song MP3, Wallpaper pack, Backer Blog Access, Squadmate Contributor Credit

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    $500 reward

    1 backer Limited (249 left of 250)

    Signed Commission, Custom Message, Tote Bag, Mug, Doodle Book, Squish Ball, Teeshirt, 3 Buttons, Signed Postcard, Digital Art Book, Digital Trailers, Theme Song MP3, Wallpaper pack, Backer Blog Access, Squadmate Contributor Credit

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    $1,000 reward

    1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)

    Landmark Location, Signed Commission, Tote Bag, Custom Message, Mug, Doodle Book, Squish Ball, Teeshirt, 3 Buttons, Signed Postcard, Digital Art Book, Digital Trailers, Theme Song MP3, Wallpaper pack, Backer Blog Access, Super Sleuth Contributor Credit

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    $1,500 reward

    1 backer Limited (2 left of 3)

    Background Character, Signed Commission, Tote Bag, Custom Message, Mug, Doodle Book, Squish Ball, Teeshirt, 3 Buttons, Signed Postcard, Digital Art Book, Digital Trailers, Theme Song MP3, Wallpaper pack, Backer Blog Access, Super Sleuth Contributor Credit

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    $2,000 reward

    0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)

    Voiced Background Character, Signed Commission, Tote Bag, Custom Message, Mug, Doodle Book, Squish Ball, Teeshirt, 3 Buttons, Signed Postcard, Digital Art Book, Digital Trailers, Theme Song MP3, Wallpaper pack, Backer Blog Access, Super Sleuth Contributor Credit

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    $6,000 reward

    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    Signed Commission, Custom Message, Tote Bag, All Doodle Book Designs, Squish Balls, All Mug Designs, All Teeshirt Designs, All Button Designs, Signed Postcard, Digital Art Book, Digital Trailers, Theme Song MP3, Wallpaper pack, Backer Blog Access, Super Sleuth Contributor Credit

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    $10,000 reward

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    Likeness in Comic Book, Signed Commission, Custom Message, Tote Bag, All Doodle Book Designs, Squish Balls, All Mug Designs, All Teeshirt Designs, All Button Designs, Signed Postcard, Digital Art Book, Digital Trailers, Theme Song MP3, Wallpaper pack, Backer Blog Access, Producer's Best Friend Contributor Credit

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Funding period

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