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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, February 22 2015 5:31 PM UTC +00:00
$3,511
pledged of $150,000pledged of $150,000 goal
39
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, February 22 2015 5:31 PM UTC +00:00

About

Meet The Shagoolies - the stars of an educational modern day puppet show about the world we live in (While still being entertaining and awesome!) The Shagoolies are puppets from a world called Loogy with very different, very quirky customs. Their top explorer, the kooky Sylvesticus O’Goolibache, shows it all in his popular magazine National Gooligraphic... but he’s run out of things to explore in Loogy and is too old to travel like he once did. So in each episode he sends off his young and curious, free-spirited and trigger-happy photographer nephew Smagoogly O’Goolibache and his cool and inquisitive camera, Shoots, to a place called “Earth” where “humans” live and do things very differently than Shagoolies. His mission is to capture all of these wonders by taking photos and bringing them back with stories of his adventures. In every installment, a "person" teaches him something while he visits Earth... from how humans travel around, to what a holiday is and how we celebrate them. (Other examples include Sports, Exercising, Comedy, Geography, Buildings, Music, Foods, Pets, Weather). Smagoogly and Shoots are educated in the same way a child would be--both curious about the same things, anxious to learn and have fun with their discoveries. The photography aspect shows how amazing the world can look through their own eyes and how special it is to share and explain their findings with everyone around them. At the end of the episodes, Smagoogly returns to his uncle in Loogy, and his images are featured in National Gooligraphic, displayed in a slideshow as he narrates his epic journey. 

We believe it is important for children to learn not just by seeing, but also by doing. That is why The Shagoolies is a complete interactive experience where children will learn about their world through the adventures of The Shagoolies, and have an opportunity to replicate those experiences in their own lives.

We are looking to raise $150,000 in order to shoot six webisodes at 5 minutes each. Based off of the 12 minute episode that we have already shot, we are confident we can include all the same fun and adventure in a shorter episode, and get the most out of the money we raise. 

SMAGOOGLY O'GOOLIBACHE 

Adventurous, exuberant, fearless, and goofy. He learned about photography from his Uncle Slyvesticus and has not let a camera out of his hands since. He does not want to let his Uncle down, and is willing to do whatever it takes to keep National Gooligraphic a best selling publication. He has mastered the ancient ritual of the Shagoolahoolahoop in order to get to Earth and has become captivated with learning about humans. 

SLYVESTICUS O'GOOLIBACHE

 Best selling author Sylvesticus O'Goolibache also happens to be Loogy's hardest working and kookiest explorer. Intelligent, proud, thoughtful, and a bit zany. Loves to tell stories and share what he has seen during his active years. Sadly, he recently found there just isn't enough for him to discover and write about anymore.

 SHOOTS

Curious, alert, and insightful. Shoots is the voice of reason when Smagoogly gets carried away. She is always up for getting that memorable and perfect picture. Shoots is literally Smagoogly's second set of eyes. 

 Jaret Reddick - Narrator 

Eric Nally - Smagoogly

Joanne Colan - Shoots

 Frank Todaro - Sylvesticus

Cory Cavin - Human

 Luke Riffle - Director of Photography

Julia Darden - Puppet Maker/Wrangler

Leanne Hauser - Producer

Joe Accardi - Editor

 Jesse Korman

Mike Smagula

 Mathew Franklin

Here is where the $150,000 figure will go:

  • We shot our pilot for $20,000 for 12 mins of footage in which our cast and crew either got paid less than half of what they usually get, or did not get paid at all. We plan on shooting six, 5 minute episodes that will be to the point and geared more toward our target audience. We can also pay our full cast and crew the rates that they deserve.
  • Given our background in technology, any additional funds will go toward developing an interactive Shagoolies photo hunting game for mobile devices.
  • The remaining money will go toward the Kickstarter fees and shipping rewards.
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After successfully filming the pilot episode for Shagoolies, our team can take what we learned from that experience and translate it into making shorter episodes that are fun, engaging, and informative.

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    Official 2015 "National Gooligraphic" wildlife calendar! + An official "National Gooligraphic" explorer t-shirt! + Shagoolies poster and stickers! + Pin collection of Shagooolie characters! + Link to a download of the pilot episode! + Our love and gratitude for pledging to our show!

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    One of a kind, handmade, small Shagoolie plush character! + An official "National Gooligraphic" explorer t-shirt! + Shagoolies poster and stickers! + Pin collection of Shagooolie characters! + Link to a download of the pilot episode! + Our love and gratitude for pledging to our show!

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    Original drawings (you drawn as a shagoolie) signed! +Special personalized greeting from Sly to you, posted to Instagram or emailed! + One of a kind, handmade, small Shagoolie plush character! + An official "National Gooligraphic" explorer t-shirt! + Shagoolies poster and stickers! + Pin collection of Shagooolie characters! + Link to a download of the pilot episode! + Our love and gratitude for pleadging to our show!

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    Piece of the set used in production! + Original drawings (you drawn as a shagoolie) signed! +Special personalized greeting from Sly to you, posted to Instagram or emailed! + One of a kind, handmade, small Shagoolie plush character! + An official "National Gooligraphic" explorer t-shirt! + Shagoolies poster and stickers! + Pin collection of Shagooolie characters! + Link to a download of the pilot episode! + Our love and gratitude for pledging to our show!

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    Large Puppet (one of a kind)! + Piece of the set used in production! + Original drawings (you drawn as a shagoolie) signed! +Special personalized greeting from Sly to you, posted to Instagram or emailed! + One of a kind, handmade, small Shagoolie plush character! + An official "National Gooligraphic" explorer t-shirt! + Shagoolies poster and stickers! + Pin collection of Shagooolie characters! + Link to a download of the pilot episode! + Our love and gratitude for pledging to our show!

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    Production credit for all Kickstarter funded episodes! + Large Puppet (one of a kind)! + Piece of the set used in production! + Original drawings (you drawn as a shagoolie) signed! +Special personalized greeting from Sly to you, posted to Instagram or emailed! + One of a kind, handmade, small Shagoolie plush character! + An official "National Gooligraphic" explorer t-shirt! + Shagoolies poster and stickers! + Pin collection of Shagooolie characters! + Link to a download of the pilot episode! + Our love and gratitude for pledging to our show!

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    Guest star in an episode! Full day hanging with the cast and crew! (No transportation provided) + Production credit for all Kickstarter funded episodes! + Large Puppet (one of a kind)! + Piece of the set used in production! + Original drawings (you drawn as a shagoolie) signed! +Special personalized greeting from Sly to you, posted to Instagram or emailed! + One of a kind, handmade, small Shagoolie plush character! + An official "National Gooligraphic" explorer t-shirt! + Shagoolies poster and stickers! + Pin collection of Shagooolie characters! + Link to a download of the pilot episode! + Our love and gratitude for pledging to our show!

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