An original series combining animation with live action all about Disney news, updates, & highlights with your host, Backstage Mouse. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on February 11, 2013.
About this project
BSM Animation Studios combines digital animation and live action to share stories through feature films, television and web entertainment television. Our team is comprised of diverse talent whose passion is to create and share innovative stories through cutting edge technology, original characters, and state of the art animation.
This pilot episode will feature animation, interview with creatives at Disney, news and happenings at Disney World, and original music (and Backstage Mouse dancing)!
Want to see what it takes to animate an original cartoon character? Check out this time lapse video of the creation of Backstage Mouse!
Bringing a Magical Character to Life!
Six guys. A love of Disney. The desire to create something quite magical!
The first and only show to use animated characters and live actors to explore the world of Disney as never seen before. Help us by supporting this Kickstarter campaign and by spreading the word through Facebook, Twitter, and all of your social media channels. Your support will help create entertaining shows, design brilliant apparel, and help discover new talent from around the world!
Our goal is to produce this fun and original series for Disney fans and travel enthusiasts alike. But, we can't do it without your help! Kickstarter provides the ideal platform to launch this project and allow our supporters to be part of the action. If you want to be an actor, voice over artist, or see your name on IMDB, this is the project for you! Funds raised from Kickstarter will be used to produce the pilot episode of our show, and possibly more!
So, please pledge as much as you can and be a part of this very special project!
Highlighted Incentives - Perfect Gifts for Yourself or the Disney Fan in Your Life!
The Official Backstage Mouse Cast Member TEE!
Kickstarter Backer T Shirt ($35 Pledge Level!)
Embroidered Backstage Mouse T Shirt in Navy!
Detail of embroidery for T Shirt and Golf Polos!
Pledge $300 - VIP Tickets for our Launch Party at Disney World -Exclusive Membership Party!
Pledge $2,000 - Commission a customized illustration of Backstage Mouse
Pledge $500 - On-Camera Interview and IMDB Credit!
Thank you for your support!
A Little About the Creators - A Dream Team!
Paul Hsiao is an avid Disney fan with a deep passion for creating all things magical. A Bowdoin College graduate, he double majored in Economics and Music, specializing in orchestral conducting. He is also a violist and utilizes his musical talent across multiple genres, from working on modern Classical pieces to working on soundtracks to producing R&B. He has also served on the boards of a variety of music organizations. He lives with his wife and eight month old son in New Jersey.
BSM Animation Studios co-founder and Chicago native Jeremy Warner received his degree in Motion Pictures from the University of Miami in Southern Florida. Since Jeremy was a boy, he dreamed of being an animator and opening his own animation studio. He has worked for over a decade on feature films and television shows including productions with computer animated backgrounds combined with live actors.
Jeremy Warner and Paul Hsiao realized their dreams by creating BSM Animation Studios and their feature character, Backstage Mouse, to tell imaginative stories and share news, updates, and the hidden magic of Disney and the other popular travel destinations and amusement parks. The BSM Studios team is comprised of diverse talent whose passion is to create and share innovative stories through cutting edge technology, original characters, and state of the art animation.
It is through the magic of animation combined with live action where each story begins.
Risks and challenges
We feel that there is a low risk associated with this project. Our team of artists, animators, and production staff are experienced and ready to begin this amazing project! Sometimes productions get delayed due to unforeseen issues, such as story or design changes. Also, the creative process is intensely personal. Therefore, we always have the risk that designers, illustrators, and our technicians may suffer illness, accident, or family issues which could cause delay in the overall process. Although we don't anticipate any delays, we will be sure to keep all backers informed of such delays and provide new time estimates for completion.
We're really excited to be able to offer exciting Kickstarter rewards and more to our backers!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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