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The animated social media lives of four outcast 8th graders just trying to get what we all want... Friends!
174 backers pledged $40,016 to help bring this project to life.

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Thanks to everyone who helped us reach our goal! If we reach 40k we will unlock a 4th Episode and you can help us get there!  

CYBER MADNESS PERK

Donors of $75 or more will get a Co-Producer Credit on IMDB and their Custom Avatar in the credits!!

Stretch Goals!

If we reach 50k everyone who donated will get the following bonus rewards -

  • $5 will get a Special Thanks in the 1st Episode! 
  • $15 will get a special thanks in every episode! 
  • $25 will get a Limited Edition FU! Sticker Pack! 
  • $50 will get 2 Limited Edition FU! Magnets! 
  • $75 will get a hard copy of the FU Founders Poster! 
  • $250 and higher will get a Limited Edition 3D printed Wiggy!

60k Unlocks the whole 1st Season!

If we raise more money, we’ll use it to create more animation and build more paying jobs for our hard-working artist friends.

We’re producing our animation at less than $3,000 per minute which is well below what it costs other productions. Why are we doing this... Because we believe Friend Us! is the future and want to see it come to life! We hope you can can help support the dream!

How you can help

1. Donate (Awesome rewards are to the right)

2. Spread the Word (Email, Tweet, Facebook)

3. Friend Us! and enjoy the show! 

What do we get for donating, yo!

NEW REWARDS 

Limited Edition Wiggys (99 of 100)

Limited Edition Paintings (1 of 1 each) 

Designed and painted by Shannon O'Connor

Thank you for your support and Keep the Dream Alive! #SaveFriendUs

Please enjoy one of our previous shorts!

Risks and challenges

It takes a large team to produce animation. Friend Us! is comprised of a group of established professionals coupled with up-and-coming talent. We share our work in the cloud and by uniting traditional animation techniques, in a cloud-based work environment, artists are able to work together in realtime to produce high-quality animation and story. Because everyone on the team is working at cost or below scale, delays are possible. However, the more we are able to pay the crew and the more we work together, less likely delays are to happen. At the end of the day, we all just want to create something unique and enjoyable. If delays occur, we will let the audience know and thank you for your support!

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    Pledge $2 or more About $2.00

    KARMA, YO.
    You won’t get a reward, but isn’t giving its own reward?

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    F-YEAH!!!
    - A personalized Facebook post or tweet from a character of your choosing.
    - Downloads of three digital wallpapers.

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    FU! SEASON PASS
    - Full resolution (1080p), DRM-free copy of each episode funded. Wow, that's better than TV quality, and it's less than a month's worth of coffee (or two Starbucks :).
    - A personalized Facebook post from a character of your choosing.
    - A special thanks in the the end credits of the first episode AND on IMDB!
    - Behind-the-scenes access to the writers room where you can contribute and influence the story!
    - A digital copy of our “Thanks for backing Season 1!” poster

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    LET’S BE IN A LIKE LIKE RELATIONSHIP!
    - A special thanks in the credits of every Season 1 episode AND on IMDB.
    - Full resolution (1080p), DRM-free video of all episodes funded.
    - All of the characters will follow YOU on Twitter (and most likely tweet your praises once in awhile!).
    - A digital copy of our “Thanks for backing Season 1!” poster

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    - A limited-edition FU! T-shirt!
    - A special thanks in the credits of every Season 1 episode AND on IMDB.
    - A digital copy of our “Thanks for backing Season 1!” poster
    - Digital downloads of ALL of Season 1!

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    FIRST CLASS!
    - An animated portrait drawn of YOU and posted onto the Founder’s page and in the credits! (And we’ll send you a high-res, digital version for your archives).
    - Digital downloads of ALL of Season 1!
    - A special thanks in the credits of every Season 1 episode AND on IMDB.
    - A digital copy of our “Thanks for backing Season 1!” poster

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    WE REALLY LIKE YOU!
    - A custom, 8x10 commemorative portrait of you or a friend, pet, family member, or stranger. A GREAT Christmas (or any holiday, really) gift!
    - Digital downloads of ALL of Season 1!
    - A special thanks in the credits of every Season 1 episode AND on IMDB.
    - A digital copy of our “Thanks for backing Season 1!” poster

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    Pledge $101 or more About $101

    LIMITED EDITION WIGGY FIGURINE. Fresh out of the 3D Printer. Only 100 will be made. Each one is numbered and signed on the bottom. A great Gift for that comic collector. - A special thanks in the credits of every Season 1 episode AND on IMDB. - A digital copy of our “Thanks for backing Season 1!” poster - Digital downloads of ALL of Season 1!

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    FU! INSTAGRAM!
    - A VERY limited-edition drawing of YOU with the characters in an Instagram released during the season.
    - Digital downloads of ALL of Season 1!
    - A special thanks in the credits of every Season 1 episode AND on IMDB.
    - A digital copy of our “Thanks for backing Season 1!” poster!

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    I WANNA BE A BIG SHOT!
    - Who doesn’t want to be a big shot? Well now you can! An ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT for Season 1 (listed in every episode AND on IMDB).
    - Digital downloads of ALL of Season 1!
    - A digital copy of our “Thanks for backing Season 1!” poster!

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    Pledge $350 or more About $350

    I’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A STAR!
    - Your name will be used in an episode of FU! (called over the loudspeaker, said in passing, mentioned on the news...who knows?!).
    - A printout of the clip where your name was spoken, signed by the whole team with a personal thanks!
    - An ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT for Season 1 (listed in every episode AND on IMDB).
    - Digital downloads of ALL of Season 1!
    - A digital copy of our “Thanks for backing Season 1!” poster!

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    JOIN OUR WORLD, BECOME AN FU! STUDENT
    - Your likeness will be featured as a STUDENT in an episode!
    - Episode and IMDB credit, of YOU!
    - Digital downloads of ALL of Season 1!
    - A digital copy of our “Thanks for backing Season 1!” poster!

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    BECOME AN FU! AUTHORITY FIGURE!
    - Your likeness will be used to mess with the kids as a TEACHER in an episode! (Wood Shop, Social Studies, Science... who knows?!)
    - Episode and IMDB credit, of YOU!
    - Digital downloads of ALL of Season 1!
    - A digital copy of our “Thanks for backing Season 1!” poster!

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    I WANNA BE A BIGGER SHOT!
    - A PRODUCER CREDIT for Season 1 (listed in every episode AND on IMDB).
    - Digital downloads of ALL of Season 1!
    - A digital copy of our “Thanks for backing Season 1!” poster!

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    @ImCharleyGirl (Pink) LIMITED EDITION ORIGINAL ART - 24"x24"spray paint and paint pen on canvas by The Simpsons and Futurama artist Shannon O’Connor. Commemorate this Epic Kickstarter with some original art! Only one of each character! Get it before someone else does!!! ;)

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    @GAM3RGUS (Blue) LIMITED EDITION ORIGINAL ART - 24"x24"spray paint and paint pen on canvas by The Simpsons and Futurama artist Shannon O’Connor. Commemorate this Epic Kickstarter with some original art! Only one of each character! Get it before someone else does!!! ;)

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    @BillionIrv (Green) LIMITED EDITION ORIGINAL ART - 24"x24"spray paint and paint pen on canvas by The Simpsons and Futurama artist Shannon O’Connor. Commemorate this Epic Kickstarter with some original art! Only one of each character! Get it before someone else does!!! ;)

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    @YoYoYoWiggy (Orange) LIMITED EDITION ORIGINAL ART - 24"x24"spray paint and paint pen on canvas by The Simpsons and Futurama artist Shannon O’Connor. Commemorate this Epic Kickstarter with some original art! Only one of each character! Get it before someone else does!!! ;)

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    I WANNA NAME STUFF!
    - Name the school, the baseball field, the gas station--you’ll get an institution of your choosing named after you, a friend, a family member, whoever!
    - 1 hour video Skype call with the writers to discuss the naming of your background and how it will be used into the story.
    - Digital downloads of ALL of Season 1!
    - A digital copy of our “Thanks for backing Season 1!” poster!

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    BE A GUEST STAR!
    - An animated version of you will appear in the show. Your name. Your likeness. You’ll be a real deal character! (And you’ll even get a line once in a while!)
    - 1 hour video Skype call with the writers to create your character's role in the show.
    - Episode and IMDB credit, of YOU! (for every episode you appear in--it might be more than one!)
    - An actual animation slide featuring you!
    - Digital downloads of ALL of Season 1!
    - A digital copy of our “Thanks for backing Season 1!” poster!

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    MAKE ME THE PRINCIPAL!!!
    - Your likeness will be the PRINCIPAL! Nice or mean, your choice!
    - 1 hour video Skype call with the writers to create your character's role in the show.
    - A PRODUCER CREDIT for Season 1 (listed in every episode AND on IMDB).
    - Episode and IMDB credit, of YOU! (for every episode you appear in--it might be more than one!)
    - An actual animation slide featuring you!
    - A limited-edition FU! T-shirt!
    - Digital downloads of ALL of Season 1!
    - A digital copy of our “Thanks for backing Season 1!” poster!

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