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CartoontistBy Cartoontist
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CartoontistBy Cartoontist
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£61
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, December 24 2014 9:13 PM UTC +00:00

About

In the digital world we are building a safe place for the creative education of our children.

Cartoontist is the first truly innovative program allowing users to create animated movies for kids in such an easy way that even a 3-year old child can learn how to use it in only 15 minutes. The application acts as a substitution for a computer game that will bring your whole family great fun. For your kid this is not only going to be marvelous entertainment, but they will also learn to solve problems and discover the world around them under your supervision.

In the beginning we wanted to create only a commercial product. But later, when we saw what it turned out to be, and how kids got sucked into it, we considered expanding our mission. “Why shouldn’t we give kids the opportunity to create their own stories combining them with the learning materials from their kindergartens and schools in a most miraculous way?”

Here is our proposition: let's create our kingdom of imagination not in an artificial way but rather as a living organism in which we all play our own part actively. We know that with your help we will prove that it will have no boundaries or limitations.

Now when you begin to create your story you will probably first choose a background feature like for example a castle, then you can add more layers and complexity by filling it with characters, animals and objects that are pre-animated and they interact with each other e.g.  a knight connected with a horse becomes a rider, and an astronaut can travel the galaxy in a rocket and meet an alien. Everything in the creator was made while closely consulting experts from various fields such as child psychology, pedagogy, art therapy, book therapy, fairy-tale therapy - that’s why this creator was enriched with the ability for all characters to express a wide variety of emotions, ranging from happiness, excitement and joy all the way to negative feelings like sadness, fear and sorrow.

This cartoon wizard is divided into two parts:

Kingdom and Space (to develop children’s creativity and allow them to enter a world they cannot experience every day).  

Home and Nature (to give children the opportunity to discover the real world around them and to consolidate their knowledge about objects, people and animals ).

We appreciate GOOD stuff. We realize how many dangerous things can happen to your child on the Internet. That is why you will not find elements that are related to any kind of violence in our cartoon wizard. Even an angry bear turns into a kid's friend here.

We want to prove that the kid’s imagination has no limits. So your child can make an astronaut fly a broom and a frog ride a horse while using our cartoon wizard.  

In order to show appropriate behavior patterns and to protect your kid from dangers that exist in real life, we have enriched our program with a system of intentional “logical errors” already present at the level of making cartoons. This mechanism works for example when a kid wants to light a fire inside the house, so our creator will immediately refuse to execute this task.

Cartoontist is the result of a thousand hours of work of illustrators (specialists on kid’s illustration), animators,  IT-developers and testers. But that is not the end. To develop educational aspect of the application, experts from various fields like fairy-tale therapy, psychology and art therapy, as well as therapists and teachers have been consulted. Thanks to them we can be sure that we are offering You not only a program that would be only a reflection of innovation, but, more importantly, it can stimulate the emotional development of Your child in an appropriate way. With the help of self-made cartoons children can discover, experience and consolidate their knowledge of the elements of the real world.

Now we are dreaming of Cartoontist to become a real support in education in kindergartens and pre-schools.  We want to turn the learning process into something that isn't a boring duty, but - with the help of innovative technologies - will become a magical voyage across the world of education.

We would like to create animated, funny and personalized letters and digits for You with their own personalities and abilities to move and talk. We are sure that – in an unusual way – it can make it easy to learn the shapes, names and pronunciation of letters and to build complete phrases, with the help of movie heroes that the letters can turn into anytime. But that is not all. We want every child to have the opportunity to learn foreign languages in an intuitive way. Due to the fact that our program is being translated into Russian and Spanish, we have the ability to translate letters into those languages so that all kids will be able to form their own phrases for example first in English, and then to see how it sounds in Russian or Spanish. But even that is not all. We would like to expand our project to the following possibilities of: learning digits, counting and solving simple mathematical tasks.

Although we have created this digital product, we have never forgotten the importance of encouraging our children to play without electronic devices, that’s why Cartoontist is available not only in a digital version, but also in a physical one. 

This is the magic box that - when opened - turns into a puppet show allowing the kids to touch physically all the characters, things and animals, and also to develop their spatial imagination, coordination of movement and physical abilities. We enjoy breaking kids away from digital devices, such as computers and tablets, to encourage them to play in a traditional way.

If you like our way of thinking and our first educational version of Cartoontist, we can create an ideal tool to develop children's creativity together.  Safely at home our cartoon wizard will help Your kids to consolidate the knowledge gained in their kindergartens and schools, and the youngest ones will make their first steps in the world of letters, digits and foreign languages.

We would like to develop Cartoontist together with You, because we know that it is You - the Parents - who are the experts, and only with Your help we can accomplish this project in the way that is the most helpful and friendly for kids.

At the moment our team is working to give the children the opportunity to create their own  stories about winter holiday-season – being always one of the most magical periods in life. That is why we are waiting for your ideas concerning characters, interactions and backgrounds now – we are sure, that together we can make the holidays even more remarkable. Just imagine that someday in the future it is Christmas or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa and suddenly you decide to watch all those old videos that your children made with Cartoontist and think of all the wonderful memories that will be coming back and how great you will be feeling.

Risks and challenges

Our basic version of the application is at a very advanced stage of development. With your help we will have the opportunity to add all final envisioned features that will make Cartoontist even a more powerful educational tool for your kid.

We guarantee that you will get access to the application as well as the Christmas version - completed with your help - until the 24th of December. Our illustrators, graphic designers, animators and IT-developers are working consistently and regularly on the Christmas version, to implement your suggestions and ideas.

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    Six-month period of previewing access to the full version of the application, with the guarantee of acceptance of all innovations that will be implemented to the application at that time and a magic box that turns into a puppet show (this is an actual physical object). Access to our Christmas version. Access to one chosen language version (EN, ES, PL, RU). Tell us which version you have chosen. You will get access to the application and the Christmas version until 24th December 2014. You will get the magic box until 1st April 2015.

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    Yearly previewing access to the full version of the application, with the guarantee of acceptance of all innovations that will be implemented to the application at that time and a magic box that turns into a puppet show (this is an actual physical object). Access to our Christmas version. Access to one chosen language version (EN, ES, PL, RU). Tell us which version you have chosen. An extra feature that has been completed together with you during the Kickstarter promotion. You will get access to the application and to the Christmas version as well as to the feature that has been completed together with you during the Kickstarter promotion until 24th December 2014. You will get the magic box until 1st April 2015.

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    Yearly previewing access to the full version of the application, with the guarantee of acceptance of all innovations that will be implemented to the application at that time and a magic box that turns into a puppet show (this is an actual physical object). Access to our Christmas version. An extra feature that has been completed together with you during the Kickstarter promotion. The implementation of one of the characters or things, or backgrounds in accordance to the project that will be visible for all users of Cartoontist within the territory of your country. The creation of 5 interactivities for already existing characters and things on Cartoontist with an implemented character or thing. The placement on a list of co-authors of our website. Access to one chosen language version (EN, ES, PL, RU). Tell us which version you have chosen. You will get access to the application and to the Christmas version as well as to the extra feature that has been completed together with you during the Kickstarter promotion until 24th December 2014. You will get the magic box, as well as your feature, or implementation of one of the characters or things , or backgrounds until 1st April 2015.

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    Yearly previewing access to the full version of the application, with the guarantee of acceptance of all innovations that will be implemented to the application at that time and a magic box that turns into a puppet show (this is an actual physical object). Access to our Christmas version. An extra feature that has been completed together with you during the Kickstarter promotion. The creation of 10 interactivities for already existing characters and things on Cartoontist with an implemented character or thing. One character, animal, thing and background. The placement on a list of co-authors of our website. Access to one chosen language version (EN, ES, PL, RU). Tell us which version you have chosen. You will get access to the application and to the Christmas version as well as to the extra feature that has been completed together with you during the Kickstarter promotion until 24th December 2014. You will get the magic box, as well as your feature, or implementation of one of the characters or things, or backgrounds until 1st April 2015.

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    Yearly previewing access to the full version of the application, with the guarantee of acceptance of all innovations that will be implemented to the application at that time and a magic box that turns into a puppet show (this is an actual physical object). Access to our Christmas version. An extra feature that has been completed together with you during the Kickstarter promotion. The version only for support: the creation of 4 characters, 3 attributes and backgrounds - in accordance to the idea of the project or supporting it - that will be visible for all users from a specific country. The opportunity of implementation of up to 10 interactions according to supporting suggestions. The opportunity of combining your own photos (e.g. your face) with characters that have been created by support or a designer and visible only at the level of a personal account. Thanks for your support placed on the Cartoontist website. The placement on a list of co-authors of our website. Access to one chosen language version. Tell us which version you have chosen. You will get access to the application and to the Christmas version as well as to the extra feature that has been completed together with you during the Kickstarter promotion until 24th December 2014. You will get the magic box, as well as your feature, or implementation of one of the characters or things, or backgrounds until 1st April 2015.

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    DEDICATION TO THE COMPANIES AND INSTITUTIONS

    Implementation of the logo of your company or organization with thanks for the support placed on the Cartoontist website for 1 year, visible only for users from your country. The opportunity of implementation of our cartoon wizard on the website of your company or organization including 5 features, 5 things, 5 backgrounds and 20 interactions that have been created together with you . Your visitors will have the ability to get an animation of your features and things (e.g. for challenges, education, promotion purposes) during the next 6 months. The creation of a promotional application on Facebook that will be connected to the cartoon wizard on your website. The creation of your own department in the Cartoontist application that will be available for all users of Cartoontist within the territory of your country. We will put 5 characters, 5 things, 5 backgrounds and 20 interactions - jointly created together with you - into our animated world of Cartoontist. We encourage you to contact us personally in order to find out all the nuances of this reward.

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