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From the Animation Director of "Happy Feet" and the Choreographer of "Step Up" 1-4 comes a rollicking new hip hop animated film.
From the Animation Director of "Happy Feet" and the Choreographer of "Step Up" 1-4 comes a rollicking new hip hop animated film.
252 backers pledged $41,259 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Jacqui Barcos on January 28, 2013

      Hi Lars-Erik,

      Wow you must be psychic! The CPT website is now up and live at: www.centralparktale.com.
      We will be sending out a Kickstarter update--along with passwords for the Production Diaries this evening.
      Many thanks for following up. We are psyched to share the designs--and look forward to hearing your thoughts!

    2. LarsErik/888H4T/OOTG/XSF/OOoE/AGL589/Ao3 on January 27, 2013

      Really looking forward to seeing how this turns out. Speaking of which, shouldn't the website and behind-the-scenes production blog we're supposed to have access to be up soon? It wouldn't be much of a production blog if we only got access after the project is done.

    3. Creator Jacqui Barcos on September 23, 2012

      Thanks so much for the kind words everyone! We are so BEYOND THRILLED. Can't thank you enough for helping to make CPT a reality!

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      Carrie Anne Tocci (deleted) on September 23, 2012

      I think my middle school students in Washington Heights will LOVE this project. I can't wait to expose them to Ms. Barcos's writing chops and to all the other talented artists on board too. Inspiring...! Classroom visits anyone...? Could be a good PR move.

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      Zaria Zakiya on September 23, 2012

      i knew youd make it.
      glad to help put you over the top.
      congrats.
      PS jamal you owe me that dance darling.
      zaria zakiya

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      Normarie Naim on September 22, 2012

      HOW EXCITING!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    7. The Lurker formally known as Mrs. S.D. on September 21, 2012

      Woohoo! Let there be dancing in the streets! ...literally! ...well...on screen, at least... Yay!!!

    8. LarsErik/888H4T/OOTG/XSF/OOoE/AGL589/Ao3 on September 21, 2012

      Bring on the squirrels!
      (My simple dream is a squirrel version of Saturday Night Fever disco dancing. :p )

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      JEANNETTE Patrick on September 21, 2012

      Here we are . From the family, Jerome, Sebastien, Corinne and Patrick, good luck ! keep going!

    10. Creator Jacqui Barcos on September 21, 2012

      Thanks everyone for your amazing words of support and inspiration! Down to the wire---I know we'll make it!! And it's all because of you!!!

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      Jeff on September 21, 2012

      C'mon, folks! This is an awesome idea that needs your help.

    12. The Lurker formally known as Mrs. S.D. on September 21, 2012

      @Lars-Erik: Agreed. I think this is going to be amazing. When I told S.D. about this project, I received a, "Seriously? West Side Story? ...meets Happy Feet? How have you not just thrown your wallet at them, already?" ;)

    13. Doug Alexander on September 21, 2012

      Just upped my pledge, heres hoping the target is met.

    14. LarsErik/888H4T/OOTG/XSF/OOoE/AGL589/Ao3 on September 21, 2012

      @Jacqui, thanks for letting me know. Pledge updated, can't wait to see the PoC as a finished product!
      @TheLurker, desperately trying to cool off my Kickstarter addiction. Thought I'd find a nice, cozy spot off the grid from where I usually roam. Besides, the artistic direction on this one seems to set it apart from the usual run-of-the-mill animated movies out lately. And who doesn't love a good animation?

    15. The Lurker formally known as Mrs. S.D. on September 21, 2012

      End of the Kicktraq day...we are now on the So Close: Ends Today list. With only $816 left before funding...time to be excited!!!

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      Kathryn Otoshi on September 20, 2012

      Hi Jacqui & Daniel. This looks amazing! ! I've sent an email to over 70 people in the last 48 hrs, encouraging them to support CPT. This deserves to happen!

    17. Creator Jacqui Barcos on September 20, 2012

      Hi Lars-Erik. Just checked w/ the post office. Standard shipping to Norway will cost $6.00 for the cap. Thanks so much for your pledge!

    18. The Lurker formally known as Mrs. S.D. on September 20, 2012

      @Lars-Erik: So...Mister Hero of the Adventure Game Revival Movement...fancy meeting you here! ...and why aren't you on Broken Sword? Hmmm?

    19. LarsErik/888H4T/OOTG/XSF/OOoE/AGL589/Ao3 on September 20, 2012

      Hope this succeeds, it'd be a great experience to be a part of. I need the shipping cost for the cap for Norway please though, to update my pledge.

    20. Creator Jacqui Barcos on September 20, 2012

      Thanks for the votes of confidence!! I have a pretty good feeling we're gonna make it--thanks to all the amazing backers who've stepped up and believe in this as much as we do!

      Jonathan--you're the bomb, thanks for taking out that ad. Genius.

      And Lurker, don't worry, our squirrels are primed and ready for the next street battle!!

      Fingers crossed guys--we're in the home stretch!!

    21. Jonathan Decker on September 20, 2012

      Wow, we got a high-tier backer! This just might happen. I bought a small ad on the popular art site DeviantArt for this week, although I doubt that has helped much, haha. Only brought a 131 people to the page so far...

    22. The Lurker formally known as Mrs. S.D. on September 20, 2012

      A little over 80% funded! That will put us on Kicktraq's 'So-Close' list. ...and the 48-hour reminder e-mails have gone out! I hope those squirrels are warming up for the next number!
      http://www.kicktraq.com/projects/527727468/central-park-tale

    23. Creator Jacqui Barcos on September 14, 2012

      That's awesome Jonathan, thank you!!

    24. Jonathan Decker on September 13, 2012

      Cool project, hope we reach your goal. I'll do what I can to spread the word.

    25. Creator Jacqui Barcos on September 7, 2012

      Depends....where is it being shipped?

    26. Doug Alexander on September 6, 2012

      How much would the international postage be for the cap ?

    27. Creator Jacqui Barcos on September 6, 2012

      Awesome, thanks Doug!

    28. Doug Alexander on September 5, 2012

      @Anne - there is a #squirrels tag for twitter

    29. Doug Alexander on September 5, 2012

      i pledged instantly as soon as i saw it had squirrels in it ! :)

    30. Creator Jacqui Barcos on September 4, 2012

      Yes we love Mikros too! They are the real deal. And super fun to work with :)

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      Michael Huen on September 4, 2012

      I instantly pledged as soon as I heard that the guys who did 'Logorama' will be doing the animation. If anyone hasn't seen 'Logorama' yet I highly recommend seeking it out.

    32. Creator Jacqui Barcos on September 3, 2012

      The feature will have dialogue with voice actors. The teaser will just be a dance-off and will not have any VO. Thanks for your support!!

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      Michael Huen on September 2, 2012

      Is this going to be a voiced animation with voice actors or just dancing?

    34. Dimi Nakov on September 1, 2012

      I am happy to be able to help for such an awesome project.D

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      David Newman on August 27, 2012

      Yay!! We're so excited! This looks great!

      -David and Keith

    36. Jan Marlyn Reesman on August 26, 2012

      This is so exciting... xxxooo jan and robb reesman

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      joanne hafner on August 26, 2012

      what a great idea! i worked with daniel at ILM and look forward to watching the progress. i am very excited and wish you complete success!

    38. Creator Jacqui Barcos on August 25, 2012

      Thanks for the support Anne! Very much appreciated.

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      Anne Gent on August 25, 2012

      Good luck....hope you make your goal! Tweeted it and will try and recruit some additional supporters!!

    40. Derek Hall on August 24, 2012

      This is a great idea! It would definitely be awesome if you incorporate parkour into the way the squirrels maneuver through the park.

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      Jeff on August 23, 2012

      Wonderful concept. I am excited for you and hope you make your goal x 10!