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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
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.
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....
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.
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.
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