About Eskimo Bob
Eskimo Bob was one of the first big Flash cartoon series to hit the internet back in 2001. It found an audience through its memorable characters, unique humor, and atmosphere heavily inspired by retro cartoons and video games. There are 57 short episodes viewable online at EskimoBob.com, but we feel we have a lot more stories to tell.
The two main characters in Eskimo Bob are Bob and Alfonzo. Bob is a nearly mute character, speaking mostly in grunts and burps. At the same time, he’s probably the most intelligent character in the show, letting everything happen around him before finally stepping in to solve a problem.
Alfonzo is Bob’s best friend. He’s the instigator to a lot of events in the show, like bothering the local wildlife or going on some wild goose chase. While Bob is a lot more laid back and relaxed, Alfonzo is a lot more restless, and always looking for something to do.
Bob and Alfonzo are surrounded by a cast of characters including the Walrus, the Seal, and the Fish in a Spaceship, voiced by Phelan Porteous. The series also has a large roster of villains, including Yuck, the Penguin, and the Yeti.
Back in 2001, Eskimo Bob caught on quickly through websites like Newgrounds. Alan and I were still teenagers at the time. I love hearing from people who are now adults who have all these great memories of watching Eskimo Bob when they were in junior high and high school.
We’re hoping that we can do a high-quality series reboot with better art, animation, and stories than we’ve ever done before. We would like to raise $8000 to support the development of a new 10 minute episode that will be split into two parts and released online over the next year.
If the response is good enough, we may try shopping this new episode to TV networks as a pilot. Our dream, and the dream of a lot of our fans, has always been to see Eskimo Bob on TV. Even if this can’t happen, we would still love to see Bob and Alfonzo live on. Any money raised above the $8000 goal will go towards developing even more new episodes.
We’d love to take Eskimo Bob to a whole new level of greatness, but we really need your help to make it a reality. Donate, tell your friends, and get the word out there. Only you can make this happen.
Risks and challenges
This is the first major redesign of Eskimo Bob in 13 years. We hope that the new character designs and style remain true to the spirit of the original, and are something that fans both new and old will appreciate.
The is also the first time we've asked fans to fund development of an episode. What we're making isn't just another short 1-2 minute Flash video. We are striving to make an actual broadcast-quality animated cartoon.
We realize that if we pitch this idea there is no guarantee we will see Eskimo Bob on TV, but we want to make something that we can be proud of and that all of our fans can enjoy.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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