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Zeenie Dollz is a fun and fashionable eco-friendly doll line that teaches girls green ideals, sustainability, and eco-responsibility. Read more

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Zeenie Dollz is a fun and fashionable eco-friendly doll line that teaches girls green ideals, sustainability, and eco-responsibility.

About this project

Meet the Zeenie Dollz!

The Zeenies are 6 fashionable Eco-Warriors on a mission to protect the environment and save the Earth. Zeenie Dollz are 12 inch dolls made from non-toxic recyclable materials (ABS and TPR) and feature 24 points of articulation for maximum pose-ability and play-ability. Each doll's eco-fabulous fashion represents their own unique eco-power and environmental cause.

History

I have been drawing since I was a little girl and have always been interested in protecting animals and the environment. The Zeenie Dollz concept started with a sketch. I showed my mother Laxmi the first drawing of a girl with flowing blue hair and explained that her persona was that of Mother Earth. With my passion for art, animals and the environment and my mother’s 25 years in the import/export business the Zeenie Dollz line was born. The Zeenie Dollz bring an important message to young generations, that it is always “in style” to care for the environment. What we started is from a sheer love to make a difference. Our message is to educate young girls, through their love of dolls, and to make a difference in the planet we live on.

Affects of Zeenie

Zeenie Dollz goal is to educate young girls about environmental problems and causes, teach them how to curb their carbon footprint, and in turn teach others to be more eco-conscious. Zeenie Dollz teaches that you can be a fashionista as well as an “Eco-Warrior” that saves the planet in style! The dolls are not just fashionable but also educational. What sets them apart is their unique styles and stories, as featured on our packaging, website, and facebook page.

Zeenie Dollz Story

Zenniaalso known as Mother Earth, is the giver and sustainer of life on Earth. As our planet’s greatest protector, Zennia knew that she could not combat evil anti-environment forces on her own. Thus, five eco-warriors were born, each representing a different environmental cause.

Zennia, Mother Earth
Zennia, Mother Earth

Yana "The Smart One" Protector of the Oceans and Defender of Marine Conservation - spends most of her time conducting research in the Zeenie's underwater headquarters, is most preoccupied with impressing Zennia.

Yana with her dolphin friend Serena
Yana with her dolphin friend Serena

Evee "The Tough One" Protector of the Skies and Defender against Pollution - free spirited and outspoken, spends her free time singing and strumming her guitar.

Evee with her pet parrot Lulu
Evee with her pet parrot Lulu

Kazumi "The Diva" Protector of the Polar Regions and Defender against Global Warming - former supermodel, is obsessed with all things pop culture, including celebrities and movie stars.

Kazumi with her polar bear friend Ella
Kazumi with her polar bear friend Ella

Lina "The Activist" Protector of the Rainforest and Defender against Deforestation - a true California girl, everyone's best friend, and the most level headed and motivated of the group.

Lina with her ocelot friend Abby
Lina with her ocelot friend Abby

Sini "The Sweetheart" Protector of Farmlands and Defender of Mistreated and Abused Animals - loves all creatures big and small, an artist at heart, loves painting and drawing the Zeenie Dollz and their adventures.

Sini with her pet dog Misty
Sini with her pet dog Misty

How You Can Help

Throughout our travels, at trade shows and talking with customers, we are constantly told that Zeenie should be an animated series. That’s where you come in... Making dolls is one thing, but adding an animated series involves more people and man-hours, as well as the expense to employ them all. We have teamed up with Brandberry to animate our first pilot webisode, and with your help, hope to develop the Zeenie story we have created into an adventurous, humorous, and educational web series.

What to Expect from the Zeenie Webisode

The concept started with a single sketch of Zennia, Mother Earth, but we have extended her family with the recruitment of her Zeenie Eco-Warriors. How well will these 5 teenage girls, with such different personalities, work together? How will they adapt to the new eco-powers Zennia has bestowed? What challenges await them as newly recruited Eco-Warriors? Me and my team have thought of great adventures awaiting the Zeenie Dollz. We have dreamed up many more friends, villains, and situations, that bring to light environmental causes that need our attention. You can expect to see adventure, educational facts, lots of fun, humor, and many more unexpected surprises.

Animation Pilot Progress

Here are a few screen shots from our pilot webisode, currently in production. Become a backer and receive exclusive news of our progress, as well as a digital copy of this approximately 2 minute pilot webisode, and also the approximately 2 minute webisode that results from this campaign.

Zeenie Dollz Pilot Webisode Screen Shot - Kazumi
Zeenie Dollz Pilot Webisode Screen Shot - Kazumi
Zeenie Dollz Pilot Webisode Screen Shot - Evee
Zeenie Dollz Pilot Webisode Screen Shot - Evee
Zeenie Dollz Pilot Webisode Screen Shot - Lina
Zeenie Dollz Pilot Webisode Screen Shot - Lina

UPDATE 2/28 Pilot Webisode is Done!

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Zeenie Rewards

We have some amazing one of a kind and once in a lifetime rewards available. It is a rare occurrence for a toy company to offer some of these items to the public.

All Rewards Over $10 come with a Digital Download of the 2 Minute Zeenie Dollz Pilot Webisode, as well as the 2 Minute Webisode that results from this Project (any pledge money above our goal will be used toward creating even more minutes of Zeenie Adventure)

Small Eco-friendly Zeenie Logo Tote Bag

This fantastic tote folds down for easy storage, or you can carry it by the 50mm carabiner hook until you fill it. Foldable grocery tote bag with 24" handles, Velcro closure and 50mm carabiner hook. Folds down to 5" x 1 1/2" x 1 1/4" for easy storage and transport. Reduces waste and landfill by reusing everyday items. 210 denier polyester material.

Details: Made From Polyester Material . 100% Recyclable . Conveniently folds into itself . Self-material shoulder straps/carry handles . Includes Hanging Clip . Will Withstand Years of Regular Use .

Dimensions: 11 1/2" x 13 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Zeenie Logo T-Shirt

100% preshrunk cotton; seamless collar and double-needle stitching throughout; taped shoulder-to-shoulder.

Zeenie Logo 512MB Wooden USB Drive

Zeenie Eco-Warrior Giant Vinyl Posters

Vinyl banners used at various trade shows. Feature portrait sketches of Zennia and the Zeenie Dollz, in the sketching style of Zeenie Dollz resident artist Sini.


Individual Zeenie Dollz

Choose your favorite packaged Zeenie Doll. Each made of recyclable materials and comes with a fashionable brush to style her hair, a luggage tag, colorful bracelet and a doll stand is included as well.

One of a Kind (OOAK) Original Zeenie Dollz Illustrations

Beautiful OOAK original hand drawn illustrations in colored pencil and marker, in the sketching style of Zeenie Dollz resident artist Sini.

Zeenie Dollz Signed Complete Doll Collection

All six packaged dolls signed by Zeenie creator Hansini.

One of a Kind (OOAK) Original Hand Painted Zeenie Dollz Eco-Warrior Prototypes

These are the one and only hand crafted prototypes used for early publicity photos and the master prototypes for the factory’s reference. As such, they unfortunately have moderate use and paint wear. But regardless, are one of a kind and perhaps the most important items in the history of Zeenie Dollz.

One of a Kind (OOAK) Original Hand Painted Zeenie Dollz Zennia Photo Model Prototype

The doll that started it all! Available for this once in a lifetime opportunity. An incredible reward for helping us spread the word of Zeenie through our online webisodes.


Risks and challenges

Our partnership with the animators at Brandberry will alleviate the risks to this project. They have the animation experience and are established and positioned to begin animating our characters and stories into more Zeenie webisodes. Since they are currently at work on our pilot webisode they have already laid the groundwork necessary for future webisodes. The more money we receive from our backers the more webisodes and adventures we will be able to create and collaborate with them.

Each webisode will take 3-5 weeks to complete. In the event of minor delays or setbacks we will be sure to notify our backers and promise updates and inclusion throughout the production process.

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    Any and all pledges above $10 USD will receive a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of both the Zeenie Dollz pilot webisode, currently in production, and the webisode that results from this project.

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    ALL 6 ZEENIE DOLLZ signed by their creator Hansini Wadhwani!

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