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Kirkland, WA Animation
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An animated web series following 3 kilted heroes that travel from Scotland to America and kick evil’s ass

Kirkland, WA Animation
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Hope you enjoyed our Kick Starter video.  If you prefer, you can watch the "explicit" version on our YouTube channel. 

Update #6: NEW Pledge Levels!

We're mixing things up!

First off, we've added a bonus item to the $50 level!  So for anyone who pledges, has pledged, or upgrades to $50 will get a  limited edition Kilt-fu whisky dojo patch!  A perfect addition to any article of clothing, bag or martial arts gi!

Next up, we've added a bonus party pledge! At the $110 level, you get you get an exclusive invite to the Scottish Ninja "Seattle Ceilidh of DOOM!" You get two tickets to attend a party at a super secret location where you'll enjoy an evening of our favorite "B" movies, drinks, snacks, exclusive give aways, and no shortage of smart ass comments by your glorious hosts, the creators of Scottish Ninjas! So if you've already pledged $100, for $10 more you get to party with the creators! And of course if you've already pledged over $110 you are on the guest list!

But that's not all! We've also now included the Celtana blade replica sword into the $2000 "character likeness & voice over" pledge! So not only do you get to be the voice of your own animated character, but you get a replica sword while doing it!

And lastly, we've added another product placement pledge level. It's similar to our $5000 ultra product placement level, but half the price. Rather than have placement in our animated series, you get your product in our supplementary videos which air on the weeks between new animation as well as ads on our homepage ScottishNinjas.com!

Update #5: Scottish Ninjas Minisode #2 is Live!

The 2nd minisode of the Scottish Ninjas webseries is live on our YouTube channel. If you enjoy what you see, pledge so we can bring your more!

Update #4: We've Reached 50% Of Our Goal!

Thanks to all our backers, we've reached 50% of our total goal! But we only have 9 days to reach 100% ! So keep spreading the word on Kilt-Fu and pledge for more kilted carnage!

LESS THAN TWO WEEKS LEFT TO REACH OUR GOAL!!!

Update #3: We've reached 30% of our Goal!

Thanks to all our backers, we've reached 30% of our total goal! But we still have a large gap to cover and only 16 days to do it! So keep spreading the word on Kilt-Fu! Help us make MORE Scottish Ninjas for YOU!

Update #2: Bonus Soundtrack Pledge Level Added!

People have been asking if we could include the soundtrack as a pledge level. Who are we to deny them the EPIC score of the Scottish Ninjas? So we've created a new bonus pledge level! If you donate $20 or more, you will get a digital download of the entire first season of music.

That means the DVD, Bluray, etc. now also include the digital download of the soundtrack! And if you've already made a pledge over $20, don't worry, you will get a copy of the digital download as well.

Update #1: Minisode #1 is now LIVE!

The first minisode of the Scottish Ninjas webseries is live on our YouTube channel. We'll be posting new minisodes every two weeks. And if we reach our pledge goal, we'll be posting them for a long time to come! :-)

Scottish Ninjas is an animated action comedy series aimed at mature audiences.  Imagine the comedic carnage in Kill Bill 1, add in the Scottish pride and mythology of Braveheart, then mix in a dash of irreverent and inappropriate South Park humor and voila!...

…you’ve got the Scottish Ninjas!

Scottish Ninjas is a project we’ve been working on tirelessly for the last two years - and kicking around in an extremely half assed way for like a decade, but we don’t talk about that, except to the bottom of a scotch glass.

Here’s the plan!

We’ve have roughly 28 minisodes of Scottish Ninjas that we plan on releasing every two weeks via our YouTube channel.  Six of them are in the can; that’s what we were able to complete before we did the Kickstarter.  The remaining ones are written and ready to come to life.

Now, we’d like to add, this season doesn’t include the other 11 TV-length episodes we already had down on paper before we started producing Season I.  All we’re saying is if you’re looking for a potential long haul of kilts and carnage… we’ve have waaay more where this came from!

We’ve have our youtube channel with a modest subscriber base and 70,000+ views of our existing toons.  We have our media partner BigFrame and they’re going to help us get every ounce of ad revenue potential out of our channel.

Combine that with a hopefully successful Kickstarter campaign and the fact that animation is the 3rd most watched material on YouTube (next to cats and getting hit in the nuts - and if we have to we WILL animate people getting hit in the nuts with cats, we are THAT serious about this project), you combine all that and we think there is just piles of potential for a high production value serialized animated show.

$12,000, we think this would cover those bare (and we mean bare) necessities to complete the pilot episode along with an additional full length tv adventure adding up to 18-20 webisodes.  A shorter season then we'd like, but enough to tell their origins.  

$30,000, this should cover the pilot episode along with TWO full length tv episodes broken down into 24-30 webisodes.  This will allow us to flush out a little more of the world, bring in new characters and tell more of the story.

$65,000 or more, we can really dive into it.  The pilot and 3 additional full TV episodes broken down into 36-40 webisodes.  We can bring in more mythology, more villains of the week, and more carnage!  On top of that, we can afford to have a new musical score for every episode rather than having to re-purpose old music.

Please understand we’re painfully realistic in our expectations so we’re shooting low and hoping high - and when we say high, it’s that $30k number.  

Also, don’t think for a second we won’t be able to complete what we’re committing to.  We’ve already been doing what you see with the crew we have, we’ve made the dark pact to eat Ramen noodles for the year to get ‘er done. It’s happening!  We’d just like it to happen gracefully instead of resorting to numerous plasma and bone marrow donations.

Like we said earlier, we've been working tirelessly the past two years to develop this concept.  During that time, we've come up with an animation pipeline that allows us to turn out television quality animation with a garage band crew.  You can see examples of that work below.

We sincerely hope that you like the concept enough to help us.  If you can’t help us financially, then do the next best thing and please tell your friends, family, or that old college roommate who’s now a celebrity with a million+ twitter followers about us.

Every little bit helps.

Thank you for your time and consideration.  And please enjoy the teaser below for the first episode (12 minisodes) of Scottish Ninjas season I!

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    7 backers

    You get our undying gratitude and your name on the "Wall of Awesomeness" at Scottish Ninjas.com. Also included is a cool wallpaper for your computer or mobile devices, and a subscription to the behind the scenes Season I Scottish Ninjas monthly newsletter!

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    3 backers

    [BONUS SOUNDTRACK UPGRADE!] Anyone who donates $20 or more will get a digital download of the Scottish Ninjas season 1 soundtrack! Load it up on your iPod and let the Scottish Ninjas score be the soundtrack to your real life Kilt-Fu adventures!

    NOTE: Anyone who already pledged over $20 will also get the soundtrack.

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    11 backers

    [Includes $10 package] …AND your name in the credits of an episode of Scottish Ninjas as a slaughtered evil ninja!

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    24 backers

    [Includes $25 package] … AND you get a copy of the DVD of the completed season; which includes our original festival pilot and the original flash trailer that started it all. Not to mention audio commentary and the webisodes edited into TV length episodes.

    Note: DVD's are delivered after season is complete. Everything else you get this year

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    33 backers

    [Includes $25 package] … AND you get a SIGNED COPY of the BLURAY (or dvd) of the completed season; signed by creators Beau & Rob. Includes our original festival pilot and the original flash trailer that started it all. Not to mention audio commentary and the webisodes edited into TV length episodes.

    Note: DVD's are delivered after season is complete. Everything else you get this year

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    17 backers

    [Includes $50 package]
    ...AND the special SUPER limited edition "Backers ONLY" Scottish Ninjas/Kickstarter t-shirt packed with all the beloved carnage found in the cartoon.

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    Pledge $110 or more

    10 backers

    NEW BONUS PARTY PLEDGE!..[Includes $100 level]...AND for only $10 more, you get an exclusive invite to the Scottish Ninja "Seattle Ceilidh of DOOM!" You get two tickets to attend a party at a super secret location where you'll enjoy an evening of our favorite "B" movies, drinks, snacks, exclusive give aways and no shortage of smart ass comments by your glorious hosts, the creators of Scottish Ninjas!

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    4 backers

    [Includes $100 package] ... AND original hand drawn Scottish Ninjas sketch by co-creator Beau Obremski of a Scottish Ninja. You chose your favorite! Aidan, Finn or Lachlan!

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    3 backers

    [Includes $250 package] ... AND the "backers ONLY" KickStarter limited edition custom Art print signed by the creators.

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    1 backer Limited (1 left of 2)

    [Includes $500 package] …AND 1 of 5 limited edition replica swords of Aidan’s "Celtana blade" produced by PunishedProps.com.

    NOTE: this is the ONLY level that includes the blade.

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    0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)

    [Includes the $1000 package]...NOW INCLUDES THE SWORD REPLICA!...AND a character in your likeness in a Scottish Ninjas episode… with a LINE! Option to do voice if you wish.

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    0 backers

    [includes $500 package] NEW BONUS "ENTRY LEVEL" PRODUCT PLACEMENT PACKAGE! Similar to our ultimate product placement package, but for half the price! You can have your product appear in our supplemental videos which air during the weeks between new animated episodes. As well as ads on ScottishNinjas.com.

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    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    [Includes $500 package] …AND our ultimate product placement within the first web season of Scottish Ninjas! Tasteful or shameless…Your choice! And we'll even make the product placement within the animation click-able so it links back to your youtube channel or specific video advertisement for your product! Not to mention ads on our homepage ScottishNinjas.com!

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    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    [Includes $500 package] …AND we write an entire episode based around a character of your choosing/design. Villain, Hero or even your own nemesis… we don’t care. You can voice it, or we can voice it.. it's up to you!

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