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An adaptation of the award winning series of comics from creator Alain Auderset, ID is a satirical look at the human condition.

It’s time for the $100,000+ campaign!!
Why stop at 5 episodes, let's make more ! 

How can we help Willy? English tutorial ! CLICK HERE!


In case you missed it, the first round of Willy's match is right here :
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HELP WILLY WIN!!

Welcome everyone to our KICKSTARTER Project.  We’re excited to bring our 100% independent project to you.  We’ve brought Willy a long way from his independent comic book origins and look forward to taking him a whole lot further.  To do that we need your support!

THE BIG IDEA

Perhaps it was not enough sleep or maybe it was too much coffee.  In any case the interesting and off the wall comics of faith based artist Alain Auderset sparked the tantalizing IDea to create a 3D CGI animation series that captures the unique nature of his 2D comic universe.  

One good IDea leads to another and soon we found ourselves embarking on a journey to make a non-dialogue 3D animated cartoon to be distributed to a worldwide audience via the internet, always holding true to our philosophy of finding new and interesting ways to captivate audiences.

ID is a “real” cartoon, in which Willy and Jasmine find themselves in situations that focus on different parts of modern day life: work, relationships, family, leisure time, and everything in between. It’s a no holds barred look at the human condition, bringing to light the humorous aspects of our lives that we often overlook and the interesting choices that we make every day. ID allows the possibility to deal with deep and meaningful questions in a fun and humorous context.


OUR GOAL

We need a total $99,999 to fund the first group of five pilot episodes to be distributed on the internet using YouTube and other broadcast sites for the whole world to enjoy.  With it’s non-dialogue script, ID is ready for mass distribution and with your support we can to take our IDea to the next level and finish production of the first 5 episodes of the series to post on the internet.

But the fun doesn’t stop there.  We’re storytellers at heart and we’ve primed the machine with 100 episodes of ID.  Using the first 5 pilot episodes, we intend to find further investment in order to continue supplying ID to the world.  The story starts here!  The more this project gets backed above and beyond our goal of $99,999, the closer we are to our real goal of HELPING WILLY REALLY WIN!!!

BUDGET BREAKDOWN

So $99,999 sounds like a lot for 5 episodes?  It’s not really.  Pixar spent the same amount for only 3 seconds of Toy story 3.  We’re going to give you 10 Minutes, or 600 seconds, of high quality animation! 

Don’t forget that ID is a world wide collaborative effort by animation professionals.  Aside from tons of coffee we need hardware, software, storyboarding, sound recording, modeling, rigging, animation, lighting, rendering, musical score, etc to complete the project.  Each part of the process makes for a quality product and ensures that it reaches the people it is intended for.  We appreciate your support and take your backing dollars seriously. Not a dime of your backing dollars is wasted. 

RISK AND REWARDS

No risk to you!  Kickstarter is all or nothing.  If by the end of the campaign we have not reached or exceeded our goal, anything that you donated goes back to you.  However, when we do reach the goal you will receive individual rewards based on the amount you gave. Check them out on the right side of the page.  It’s a win-win situation.

THE CREATOR


Alain Auderset - In 2001, as a faith based artist Alain published his fist comic strip “Idées Reçues” (“Received ideas”) in French. The comic was quickly named a “Bestseller through self publication” in Switzerland and has since been translated into 6 languages. Alain has since released “Les indécrottables questions de Willy Grunch” in 2008 (“The incorrigible questions of Willy Grunch”), as well as several other comics. Overall Alain Auderset has sold over 100 000 copies in multiple countries and is continuing to draw and create new comics. His unique style has won him multiple awards throughout Europe, with the most notable being at the renowned international comic festival of Angoulême, France.

 THE STUDIO


MOONDOG Animation Studio
 is the result of two years of hard work by individuals who believe in finding unique projects and bringing them to life through new and innovative 3D animation techniques.  Our commitment is to bridge the gap between the artist and the general public through top quality animation products that push the envelope of innovation.  We’re excited about this project and have already invested countless man-hours to get it to this point.  We look forward to its completion in this year!

SEE YOU SOON!

Thank you so much for checking out our Kickstarter Project. We would like to thank you all for your continued support and for being a part of this incredible experience.  We hope you’ll laugh, cry, and scream out loud in enjoyment with Willy Grunch in the upcoming episodes of ID.

Be sure to follow us on the following sites:

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Comment contribuer pour aider Willy ? Tuto en Français ! CLIQUEZ ICI ! 

Si vous avez raté le début du match de Willy, cliquez ci-dessous :
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AIDEZ WILLY A GAGNER SON COMBAT !!

Bienvenue à tous. Nous sommes heureux de vous présenter notre projet 100% indépendant qui raconte les histoires de Willy Grunch et de son amour de toujours, la belle Jasmine. Nous avons tiré ces 2 personnages des BD d’Alain Auderset avec le désir de leur faire vivre de grandes choses. Aujourd’hui nous avons besoin de vous pour transformer l’essai !


L’IDÉE !!

Etait-ce le manque de sommeil ou la caféine qui faisait son effet ? En tout cas, nous nous sommes dit que ce serait “original” d’adapter l’univers d’un original tel qu’Alain Auderset. Et l’IDée nous est venue de faire de ses IDées une série d’animation originale (dans tout les sens du terme) qui retransmettrait le caractère unique de son travail de bédéiste.

Une bonne IDée n’arrivant jamais seule, nous avons rapidement décidé que cette série serait un dessin animé en image de synthèse 3D non verbale (beaucoup du langage du corps… et un peu de langage visuel) et qu’il serait distribué pour un public international à travers internet. 

ID est un « vrai » dessin animé, dans lequel Willy et Jasmine se trouvent dans des situations qui mettent l’accent sur différents aspects de la vie moderne : travail, relations, famille, temps libre, et tout ce qui va avec. C’est un regard franc sur la condition humaine, mettant à nu les aspects drôles de nos vies que nous survolons si souvent et les choix intéressants que nous faisons tous les jours. ID permet un questionnement en profondeur dans un contexte fun et humoristique. 


NOTRE BUT

Fabriquer les cinq premiers épisodes de la série et les mettre sur youtube ou sur d’autres sites internet du même genre afin que le monde entier puisse en profiter.
Les histoires non dialoguées nous permettent facilement de toucher n’importe quel pays et n’importe quelle culture. 
Avec votre aide, nous pouvons amener cette IDée à l’étape suivante. Nous avons besoin de 99 999 $ pour finaliser les 5 premiers épisodes de la série.

Mais l’histoire ne s’arrete pas là. Nous avons 100 épisodes d’ID à raconter ! A l’aide des 5 premiers épisodes pilotes, nous pourrons trouver l’investissement supplémentaire nécessaire pour que Willy et Jasmine vivent les plus folles des histoires, pour le plaisir de tous. L’aventure commence ici. Plus le projet sera financé au dela de notre objectif de 99 999 $, plus Willy aura de chances de VRAIMENT gagner son combat !



MAIS COMMENT ?

Vous allez me dire... “mais  99 999 $ c’est pas un peu beaucoup pour 5 épisodes ?”  … hé bien... NON pas vraiment. Pixar a dépensé la même somme pour faire juste 3 secondes de TOY STORY 3. Pour cette somme, nous vous offrons 10 minutes, ou 600 secondes d’animation en images 3D de haute qualité.

N’oubliez pas non plus que ID a été créée par une collaboration de professionels de l’animation venant des quatre coins du globe. Donc en plus de tonnes de café (de préférence du Brésil), nous avons accessoirement besoin d’ordinateurs, de logiciels, d’enregistrer le son, de faire la modélisation, les rigs, les storyboards, d’animer, de créer la lumière et le rendu des images, de créer la musique, les effets spéciaux... etc... etc... etc... afin de finaliser le projet. Chaque partie du processus est minutieusement étudiée afin d’avoir un résultat optimum et une garantie de la qualité.
Nous vous remercions d’avance pour toute l’aide que vous nous apporterez.


RISQUES ET RÉCOMPENSES

Pour vous, il n’y a aucun risque. Le principe du “tout ou rien” de la plateforme Kickstarter vous protège complètement  : Si nous ne réalisons pas notre objectif, alors l’argent que vous aurez investi ne sera pas débité. 
Par contre, si nous réussissons ensemble à atteindre notre objectif, votre retour sur investissement sera proportionnel à votre participation... C’est du gagnant gagnant !!.

Quelques exemples :

  • $ 1 = Telecharger le fond d’ecran spécial ID
  • $ 15 = LE PACK WILLY : Le plein de photos cools de Willy et Jasmine + Les 3 premiers épisodes la série en téléchargement (gratuit et légal)
  • $ 30 = LE PACK JASMINE : Le plein de photos cools de Willy et Jasmine + 1 magnet à l’effigie de Willy (pour le frigo) + Les 5 premiers épisodes la série en téléchargement
  • $ 60 = LE PACK JASMINE + La BD Willy Grunch téléchargeable sur téléphone ou tablette avec AVECOMICS.com
  • $ 100 = GRUNCH TIME = PACK JASMINE + 1 blu-ray collector des 5 épisodes.
  • $ 250 = GRUNCH TIME + Une BD Willy Grunch habilement dédicacée par Alain Auderset
  • $ 500 = GRUNCHTIME + Une lithographie de Willy Grunch dédicacé par toute l’équipe.
  • $ 750 = GRUNCH TIME + 1 caricature de vous ou de la personne de votre choix fait à la main par Alain Auderset
et bien plus encore...


LE CRÉATEUR


Alain Auderset a créé sa première BD “Idées reçues” en 2001. Elle atteint les records de l’auto-édition suisse, est traduite en 6 langues dont l'allemand, l'anglais, l'espagnol, le danois, le chinois et le portugais.

En 2004, Auderset sort “Marcel”, puis “Robi” en 2005.

En 2006 sort “Idées reçues II” puis “Les indécrottables questions de Willy Grunch” en 2008.

Dernièrement, il vient de sortir sa nouvelle BD “Les vacances de Marcel”.
Alain Auderset à vendu plus de 100 000 BD dans de nombreux pays et gagné de nombreuses récompenses notamment au Festival International de la BD à Angoulème, France.


Cliquez sur le lien ci-dessous pour entendre (et voir !) Alain parler du projet :
http://youtu.be/EX2tpqtJcm0

LE STUDIO


Moondog Animation Studio est le résultat de l’association et du travail acharné de 4 personnes :  Ben Davis (franco-américain), JM Khayat (français), Bryan Ransom (américain), et Ben Wiener (français). Nous aimons donner vie à des projets particuliers grace à des techniques innovantes. Notre engagement est de créer un pont entre les artistes et le public en repoussant les limites de l'innovation créative et technique pour produire des films de haute qualité. Nous sommes heureux et enthousiastes de vous présenter ici ce projet dans lequel nous avons investi sans compter !


A TRES BIENTÔT

Un grand merci d’avoir pris le temps de regarder notre projet et pour votre soutien. 
Merci de faire partie de cette aventure incroyable, nous esperons qu’elle vous fera rire, pleurer, et crier de joie grace aux prochaines aventures de Willy Grunch.

Suivez nous sur les sites suivants :

Youtube ~ facebook ~ Tumblr ~ google+ ~ Twitter

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    We want everyone to join in the fun, so for every KID that signs up with his/her own money we will give a special shout out to you in a youtube video. You'll also get some cool pics for the computer in our digital download package. This is your chance to learn the value of giving. Thanks for the help.

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    ID PACKAGE : Feel the satisfaction while you enjoy our digital download package. It contains a slew of photos for you to use as you like on all your digital platforms. We'll throw in an HD download of the first THREE episodes before they hit the internet.

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    JASMINE PACKAGE : You`ll get the digital downloads, plus a limited edition fridge magnet so that Willy can stand guard over your kitchen. As an added bonus you'll get the exclusive HD download of the first FIVE episodes before they go viral on the net.

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    The JASMINE PACKAGE plus a 1 hour video tutorial by our crack animation team on how to fabricate 3D animation. This comprehensive tutorial will give an overview of all the basics of animation from concept to finished product. It's a great intro to the animation world!

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    GRUNCH TIME package : This includes the Jasmine package plus a limited edition Bluray disc of the first five episodes of ID with cover art designed by creator Alain Auderset exclusively for kickstarter backers.

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    GRUNCH TIME package plus the production team will sign a limited edition print of Willy Grunch and Jasmine ready for you to frame. (please ignore the coffee stains).

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    GRUNCH TIME package plus a hand drawn cartoon character based on you or some one you know by creator Alain Auderset. We'll also thow in an original storyboard page from our production catalogue signed by the production team.

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER PACKAGE: You'll be immortalized as an associate producer. Your name will appear in the credits as an associate producer. You'll also get an exclusive one hour interview with the core team of ID via GOOGLE+!! Everything is on the table. You bring the questions and we’ll bring the funny jokes. Of course you'll get the GRUNCH TIME package, but as an added bonus we'll send you a limited edition figurine of Willy Grunch to display for all to see.

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    WRITER PACKAGE : You’ll get the GRUNCH TIME package plus you get to participate in an exclusive brain-storming session of a future episode of ID via GOOGLE+!! Your name will be listed in the credits as co-writer for the episode. We'll also send you a limited edition figurine of Willy Grunch to display for all to see.

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    You'll get the ASSOCIATE PRODUCER package plus as an added bonus we'll send you a hand made sculpture of your choice of Willy Grunch or Jasmine. These are extremely limited and made exclusively for this campaign.

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    You'll get the ASSOCIATE PRODUCER package plus get to have formal sit down dinner with the whole crew of MOONDOG animation as well as Alain Auderset in Annecy, France. We'll also take you out for a fun time of bowling. A night of fun and excitement awaits you! (transportation at your expense)

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    DETOX SUPPORTER : Thank you for your support. You'll be helping our caffeine addicted animation staff to switch to decaffeinated coffee for two full weeks! In our thanks we'll have Alain Auderset come and visit you for a weekend. He’ll be at your disposal to talk about himself, his art and life in general. He’ll even take your trash out if you ask him. We’ll make sure he remembers to bring loads of goodies to leave with you with. (his airfare and accommodations are included for travel in the US and Europe. For other destinations please contact us!)

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    DETOX SAVIOR : Nothing better than two full weeks of no coffee to help our caffeine addicted crew beat the habit. In thanks we will send the animation team to you to teach a two day seminar on how to create an animated film from A to Z. Also as a souvenir you'll get your own 3D character made in your image “DETOX SAVIOR” !!! Not to mention a T-shirt to match. (their airfare and accommodations are included for travel in the US and Europe. For other destinations please contact us!)

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