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Grimm Fairy Tales is one of the longest running independent comics today and with your help it will be made into an Animated Series!!!

We pledge to give 5% of the profits back to the Kickstarter community. More information on Kicking it Forward.

WE DID IT!!!!! THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!! THE MORE PLEDGES WE GET FROM THIS POINT FORWARD GO TO MORE EPISODES!!!! SO KEEP ON PLEDGING!!!!!

CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO!!! MORE VOICE TALENT HAS COME ON BOARD!!!  

We, at Zenescope Entertainment, find it hard to believe that Grimm Fairy Tales is approaching its 75th issue. When we started publishing the comic book back in 2005, we just hoped it would make it to issue six so we could collect it into a graphic novel. But at some point it took on a life of its own; we began to dream of all the possibilities and mediums it could be translated into. Wouldn’t it make a great live action TV series? What about an animated anthology? We had some interest from different studios and producers but for one reason or another a deal never materialized. We never gave up hope of Grimm Fairy Tales becoming more than a comic book but it began to look like a real long shot.

Then we met a very talented director named Jon Schnepp. Jon has directed a ton of great stuff like The Venture Bros. and Metalocalypse and he loved our series.  He got the material and had an incredible take on turning it into an animated series right from the start. We began to think that maybe we didn’t need the Hollywood system to turn Grimm Fairy Tales into one seriously cool animated series. Jon has done a ton of work with Titmouse and he knew they would get behind a project like this.  Grimm Fairy Tales has a tremendous, loyal fan base and we felt that this was something they would want to see.  All we needed was the money to produce it. That’s why we’re here at Kickstarter. Through this incredible site and with the help of our amazing fans we can make this series a reality. And best of all we can make it the way it should be made…bad ass and sexy.

 

The goal of $175,000 is for the pilot. Anything beyond that goes to adding more episodes to the series. The more we get, the more you get. 

So, why Kickstarter?

Kickstarter has been a great resource for creative minds to get the support they need to bring their dreams to life. With the crowd-source fundraising that Kickstarter offers, we can give you, not the big studios, the final say on this project, and reward you for your support.

We also want to include you, the fan, in the process as much as possible. Bringing this project to life is going to be hard, and we want you to get to see behind the curtain. That's why we're going to be shooting a lot of exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage to include with the series so that you really get to see how we made it all happen. 

About the Project

The Myth

Grimm Fairy Tales has been the flagship series of Zenescope Entertainment since the company started. Zenescope Entertainment has grown to a top comic book publisher due to its continued success. Grimm Fairy Tales is currently the longest running independent color comic being published today. In our Grimm universe, all of the characters, fairy tales, legends and fables are based in the modern world. These good and evil fairy tale characters are waging a war for the control of earth and mankind.

The Man

Jon Schnepp will be directing this project. He is a very talented animation director, having already seen a great deal of success working on such series as  Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Metalacolypse, and Space Ghost. He has worked with premiere animation studio Titmouse inc, and his work has been featured on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block. He will be in charge of bringing the grimm, grit, and gore of popular comic book series alive in the animated series being funded here. But, he won't be doing it alone. Not only will Jon be working closely with the creators of the comic book, Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco; he'll be enlisting a top-tier animation studio to create this vision....

The Muscle

Titmouse Animation Studio! 

Titmouse Inc. is a premiere animation studio, with top-tier talent and experience. Jon Schnepp has worked with them before on many of his projects, and much of their work rounds out the Adult Swim animation block on Cartoon Network. You can't get any higher profile than Adult Swim, which has replaced Saturday mornings as THE place to watch the best animated series. Titmouse has worked on a wide variety of projects, and that's exactly why we approached them. There is no studio in the industry that is better suited to develop an animation anthology than they are. 

HERE'S A SAMPLING OF TITMOUSE ANIMATION'S DIFFERENT STYLES!!!  This is the HIGH QUALITY you'll be getting when you pledge to this series!!!

ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENTS!!!!!! ALEX PARDEE!!!! BILL SIENKIEWICZ!!!

MORE ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENTS!!! ERIC POWELL AND ROMAN DIRGE!!!

We're so excited to announce that actress Lena Headey, star of the immensely popular HBO television series GAME OF THRONES, will be joining the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated Series to voice the lead character, Sela Mathers. Lena’s extensive resume includes her role as Queen Gorgo in 300 and as Sarah Connor in TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES. This announcement comes on the heels of another talented actress, Briana Evigan (Step Up 2, Sorority Girls, The Devil’s Carnival), having joined onto the project last week. 

We're excited to have Briana Evigan on the project! 

Chris Hardwick is on board!

Even MMA Athlete Josh Barnett is lending his voice to the series!

Co-Creator of Metalocalypse and voice of Murderface and Dr. Rockso, Tommy Blacha, joins Grimm Animated!

We want to create the highest quality animated series possible, and that's why we've chosen the best!

The Finished Project

So, Zenescope Entertainment, with Director Jon Schnepp, and Titmouse Inc. are coordinating to bring you the epic Grimm Fairy Tales Animated Series. The funding will go towards making the pilot episode of the series, as well as additional behind the scenes footage from all of the companies involved. It will give fans a real sense of the work that goes into making an animated series, as well as a deeper look at each of the teams involved. Fans and newcomers alike will get to know the artists, writers and all the other minds behind this project. 

Where the Money's Going

To try to explain it simply: paying for a crew (7 animators, 3 character designers, 3 background artists, 3 background painters, etc) a competitive salary, over the course of a three month project, costs an considerable amount of money. Making anything animated is expensive, and Titmouse hires all of its crew on every project. What they are putting up for this kickstarter is the laid-out, strong infrastructure of a full company with workstations all setup, animators, and a full tried and true crew to execute the animations. The money is all going into paying the crew. There will be some other costs as well, including paying the voice actors (more news coming on that), and distributing the series itself. The more we get pledged, the more episodes we are going to make, hopefully reaching our goal of making the full feature. We hope this clarifies the costs. 

What You're Getting...

We wanted to make sure you're getting something, no matter what you donate, so there will be a reward at every donation level.  We also wanted to make sure we are giving you the opportunity to get into this series as much as possible, and that is why we have a wide range of rewards. 

The goal is, of course, to get this series created, and so we wanted to make sure to offer the series at a fair price. $175,000 will be able to get the pilot made at a very high quality if we reach that goal, all further funding will go towards adding more episodes to the series. The pilot is the goal, and if the goal is met...the sky's the limit. 

NOW, WE HAVE SO MUCH TO GIVE! 

The Zenescope Kickstarter T-Shirt! (Add $30 to any pledge)

The DEFINITIVE REWARD - THE GRIMM BAGG!!!! ONLY $98!!!!!!!!!!

Here is the definitive incentive for everyone!!! For $98 you get a little bit of everything from all the companies involved!!! PLEDGE NOW AND HELP MAKE THE SERIES AND THE FILM!!!

NEW INCENTIVE!!! ORIGINAL ART!!!!

NEW UPDATE INCLUDING NEW VOICE OVERS AND FREE COMICS FOR NEW AND CURRENT BACKERS!

Here are all the Kickstarter exclusives that are available!

From left to right, they are:

  • Limited to 500 J. Scott Campbell Exclusive cover of Grimm Fairy Tales #75
  • Limited to 250  Exclusive cover of Myths and Legends #18
  • Limited to 100 Greg Horn Exclusive cover of Grimm Fairy Tales #75
  • The Grimm Fairy Tales Anthony Spay Exclusive of Grimm Fairy Tales Volume 1

Here's a look at just a few of the other rewards (QUICK NOTE, EVERY PLEDGE OVER $25 WILL GET THE BEHIND THE SCENES FOOTAGE)...

A Kickstarter Exclusive Sela Action Figure sculpted by Clay Moore!

A collection worth its weight!

And Just ADDED:

...if you want to see them all, see the rewards list to the right. We will continually be updating this page with images of our rewards to give you a better idea of what you're getting.

In Conclusion

We have wanted to make a Grimm Fairy Tales Animated Series for years. In the capable hands of Jon Schnepp and Titmouse Inc, we can't help but get excited about the possibilities.You now have the chance to be a part of that dream. We are ready to give you an epic animated adventure, and all we need is your support.

Add this to your website or blog to help support this project:

http://comicbookrealm.com/zenescope-gft-animated-series 

Let's do this!!!

- Zenescope Entertainment

www.zenescope.com

www.titmouse.net

kickingitforward.org

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    Our thanks, and Grimm Fairy Tales Wallpaper unique to this drive.

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    Digital copy of our Grimm Fairy Tales issue #1 comic, Grimm Fairy Tales Wallpaper, and our thanks!

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    Digital copy of the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated Series!!! A Special Thank You in the credits of the series, Digital copy of our Grimm Fairy Tales issue #1, Grimm Fairy Tales Wallpaper.

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    * Core Rewards Package * Digital copy of the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated Series w/ behind the scenes footage!!! Digital copy of volume 1 of the Grimm Fairy Tales trade paperback (issues 1-6), Limited Edition Key Chain, A special Thank You in the credits, and the wallpaper. (add $10 for shipping internationally)

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    Kickstarter Exclusive printing of the Grimm Fairy Tales volume 1 trade, DVD of the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated Series as well as the Core Rewards Package. (add $10 for shipping internationally)

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    *(Premium Rewards Package)* DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Combo Pack of the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated Series w/ behind the scenes footage, Kickstarter Exclusive printing of the Grimm Fairy Tales volume 1 trade paperback, as well as the Core Rewards Package. (add $10 for shipping internationally)

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    THE GRIMM BAGG! Blu-ray combo pack of the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated Series SIGNED Movie poster of the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated Series Titmouse coloring book The Art book of the Animated Series Kickstarter Exclusive of Grimm Fairy Tales Volume 1 SIGNED Limited Edition Trading card 8x10 Glossy of Dethklok SIGNED by Director Jon Schnepp

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    SIGNED Combo Pack of the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated Series, SIGNED Kickstarter Exclusive printing of the Grimm Fairy Tales volume 1 trade paperback, everything in the Core Rewards Package AND A Limited Edition Trading Card (only place they'll be available.) (add $10 for shipping internationally)

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    * Grimmies Reward * Limited Edition Sela Mathers and Red Riding Hood Grimmie 2-pack and everything included in the Premium Rewards Package. (add $10 for shipping internationally)

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    Any (1) additional Grimm Fairy Tales trade paperback volume, Signed, plus everything included in the Premium Rewards Package.

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    *Grimm Fairy Tales Exclusive # 1* Copy of the Limited Edition Grimm Fairy Tales # 75 Kickstarter Exclusive (only 500 copies in existence) and everything included in the Premium Rewards Package. (add $10 for shipping internationally)

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    This is the the EXCLUSIVE METALOCALYPSE REWARD!!!! A HAND-DRAWN MURDERFACE!!!! Signed and dedicated by Jon Schnepp, Metalocalypse director/Dethklok character creator, to each and every person that pledges. You also get the GRIMM BAGG as well!!!! It's limited so make sure you get it fast!!!

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    *Grimm Fairy Tales Exclusive # 2* Copy of the Limited Edition Grimm Fairy Tales Myths and Legends # 18 Kickstarter Exclusive (only 250 copies in existence) and everything included in the Premium Rewards Package. (add $10 for shipping internationally)

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    SIGNED Grimm Fairy Tales Hardcover Art Book and everything included in the Premium Rewards Package. (add $10 for shipping internationally)

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    *Grimm Fairy Tales Exclusive # 3* Copy of the Ultra Limited Edition Grimm Fairy Tales # 75 Kickstarter Exclusive (only 100 copies in existence) and everything included in the Premium Rewards Package. (add $10 for shipping internationally)

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    *Collector's Edition Package* Animated Series Combo Pack in Metal Package w/ Limited Edition artwork inside and behind the scenes footage, SIGNED Kickstarter Exclusive printing of the Grimm Fairy Tales Volume 1, Limited Edition Key Chain, Thank You in the credits, and the wallpaper. (add $10 for shipping internationally)

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    *Tour of Titmouse Studios* See the inner workings of Titmouse and get a behind the scenes tour with Chris P & Jon Schnepp + a Titmouse tote bag filled with the hardcover Titmouse Mook, Titmouse Coloring Book, Titmouse trading cards + GRILLED CHEESE and TOMATO SOUP FOR LUNCH! (travel not included). You'll also get a copy of the DVD/Blu-Ray as well!!!

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    DR. ROCKSO EXCLUSIVE!!! We are doing 20 exclusive full color Rockso Drawings which both Tommy Blacha and Jon Schnepp will sign!! Also included is the GRIMM BAGG!!

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    Limited Edition Snow White/Sela Action Figure sculpted by Clayburn Moore of The CS Moore Studio Ltd, SIGNED Combo Pack of the Series, SIGNED Kickstarter Exclusive Grimm Fairy Tales volume 1, and everything else in the Collector's Edition Package. (add $10 for shipping internationally)

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    * Exclusive Bundle Pack * 1 copy of Exclusive Comic #1, 2, and 3, and everything included in the Collector's Edition Package. (add $10 for shipping internationally)

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    SIGNED Grimm Fairy Tales Boxed Set (volumes 1-6) and everything included in the Collector's Edition Package.

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    The Digital Demi-God Collection!!! a digital copy of every comic we have released through ComiXology, and all the comics we publish digitally until the end of this year (roughly 200 comics!!!). Also, everything included in the Collector's Edition Package.

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    LE Snow White/Sela Action Figure and the LE Grimmies 2-pack! SIGNED Combo Pack of the Series, SIGNED Kickstarter Exclusive Grimm Fairy Tales volume 1, and everything else in the Collector's Edition Package. (add $10 for shipping internationally)

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    Digital Ultra - God Collection!!! a digital copy of every comic we have released through ComiXology, and all the comics we publish digitally until the end of this year (roughly 200 comics!!!) plus free edition of the soon to be released GFT Photo Hunt Game plus Digital editions of the GFT Art Book, The Art of the Film Book and a digital collection of LE artwork. Also, everything included in the Collector's Edition Package.

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    * The Ultimate Grimm Collection Package * All 15 Grimm Fairy Tales trade books and everything included in the Collector's Edition Package. (add $15 for shipping internationally)

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    THE TOMMY BLACHA PACK!!!! It includes an answering machine "leave a message" that Tommy will record as Murderface, Toki, or Rockzo, as well as the Murderface & Rockzo original signed drawings, the Dethklok 8x10, and the DVD/Bluray!!

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    NYCC Screening party invite - Everything in the collectors edition package plus two tickets to the NYC Comic Con screening and after party.

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    - The Wonderland White Rabbit Special - The Wonderland Board Game, LE Return to Wonderland Hardcover graphic novel, Wonderland glassware (pints and shot glasses), the Alice in Wonderland Variant Action Figure and everything included in the Collector's Edition Package.

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    the ORIGINAL ARTWORK from the Vol. 1 TPB Kickstarter Edition and everything included in the Collector's Edition Package!

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    THE GIMME MORE BUNDLE - 10 copies of GFT #75 LE (Limited to 500 cover) Kickstarter Book, 1 copy of GFT #75 LE (Limited to 100 cover) Kickstarter Book, 5 Copies of GFT M&L #18 LE (Limited to 250 cover) Kickstarter Book, 3 Copies of GFT Vol. 1 TPB Kickstarter Edition, 2 LE Prints, 5 Blu Ray/DVD/Digital Combo Packs, 1 Copy of Metal Box Edition Blu Ray/DVD Combo Pack, 4 LE Sela Mathers/Snow White Action Figures, 5 LE Key Chains, 10 Blank Sketch Copies of GFT #75, 5 LE Sela & Red Riding Hood Grimmies 2-Packs, 4 GFT Shot Glass Sets 5 Secret Exclusives 1 Mixed Box of GFT Single issues (Qty 200)

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    Super Gimmie More Bundle!!! 3 copies of the LE 100 book, 8 copies of the LE 250 book, 15 copies of the LE 500 book, 1 mixed case (44 copies) of Grimm Fairy Tales volumes 1-11 (4 copies each), 5 copies of the GFT Animated Art of the Film book, 3 copies of the GFT Hard Cover Art Book

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    We've opened up our final ten slots for voice over talent to be involved in the Grimm Animated Series Pilot!!! Act in scenes with Major Talent!!! Voice a character in the series!!! and everything included in the Collector's Edition Package.

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    Voice a character in the series!!! and everything included in the Collector's Edition Package.

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    The Digital Hand of God Reward iPad loaded with all the Zenescope digital comics available today, and a personalized drawing from one of our artists on the pad and on the box. Comes with a GFT case and everything included in the Collector's Edition package.

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    Retailer Exclusive Edition, Get a LE 500 retailer exclusive print run to one of 4 Zenescope books including (1) GFT #75, (1) Wonderland #1, (1) Oz #1 or (1) Any other book of your choice. This is the only way you can get a retailer exclusive print run of these books. First come, first serve on these exclusive print runs.

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    The creators Joe Brusha & Ralph Tedesco, Director Jon Schnepp, Producer Ben Jackendoff, of the Grimm Animated Project will have a personal private lunch and screening of the pilot in LA, Also includes everything in the collectors edition package (travel & flight not included)

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    Retailer Exclusive Edition!!! Get a LE 250 retailer exclusive print run of 1of the Zenescope books including Grimm Fairy Tales, Wonderland, Oz or any other book of your choice. *Notify us which book you would like to do after pledging.*

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    You appear in the series (voice and likeness) and get the original artwork of you signed by the artist! and everything included in the Collector's Edition Package.

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    Comic Book Shop Reward The Directors and Creators will fly to your comic book store (covered by this pledge), bring swag, giveaways, and comics. We'll do a special screening of the pilot, a signing, and a party. Finally, we'll do a limited to 250 print run of an exclusive cover for your store for a comic of your choice being released at the time of the store event.

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    *** Series Mogul *** AP credit on the series, Fly to LA for the weekend for a private screening with the creators, party with the cast & crew, you appear in the series (voice and likeness!!!) and get the original artwork of you signed by the artist!, and everything included in the Collector's Edition Package, signed merchandise, and Signed Original Artwork.

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