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An original series combining animation with live action all about Disney news, updates, & highlights with your host, Backstage Mouse. Read more

Orlando, FL Animation
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An original series combining animation with live action all about Disney news, updates, & highlights with your host, Backstage Mouse.

Orlando, FL Animation
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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)!

TRAILER:

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!

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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!

We will be hosting a premier party for the launch of BSM Studio's new series. 500 VIPs will celebrate at Walt Disney World in Orlando with creators of the show.


Pledge $2,000 - Commission a customized illustration of Backstage Mouse

You decide the scene, we produce a one-of-a-kind piece of art of Backstage Mouse for your collection.

Pledge $500 - On-Camera Interview and IMDB Credit!

Do you want to see your name on IMDB?  A $500 pledge will allow submission of a personal interview video to be included in the show...Guaranteed!
 

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!

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    OUR GRATITUDE! You receive our deepest gratitude for the contribution. Every dollar helps our project and we are forever grateful for your support!

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    LIMITED EDITION PDF PRINT! PDF Limited Edition Print and rights for your personal use. A Backstage Mouse exclusive collage, created just for this Kickstarter project, drawn by the extremely talented artist who illustrated the first Backstage Mouse picture!

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    CLUB MEMBERSHIP! For film buffs and Backstage Mouse fans! BSM Club Membership for one year! (Normally $49.99 annually) - Get access to Members-Only Apparel and exclusive web access (b-roll, outtakes, behind the scenes and blog). As well, receive priority notice and booking for Backstage Mouse events!

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    SUBMIT YOUR DEMO REEL! Submit your Actor or Voice-Over demo reel to our casting department! Have you ever dreamed of being the voice of a new animated character? Do you want to be the Host of a new show? With a $15 pledge, you can submit your demo reel for review by our casting team. We are also working on a host of other characters and you would receive first consideration.

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    PRINTS! We will mail you an original Backstage Mouse Print, in full and vibrant color and ready for framing, from the creators of the loveable character, Backstage Mouse. Choose from a variety of images reserved exclusively for this Kickstarter Program. We will send out a survey at the conclusion to request your preferences.

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    REPORTER KIT! Receive an official BSM Studios Reporter Kit. Kit includes everything needed to become a real reporter including instructions, a Backstage Mouse notepad and pen. BSM reporters will also receive emails on the subject matter we are currently seeking and be granted access to the BSM reporters portal to send us your personal videos to be possibly included in the show!

    As well, share a private Dropbox with the creators to have access to exclusive images and other materials as they are completed, as well as the rights to use them for reporting!

    Each member will receive an exclusive (and cute!) Backstage Mouse Network reporter kit!

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    e-MAGAZINE! 1-Year Subscription to the Quarterly Backstage Mouse e-Magazine. Be the first to learn about new projects, as well as exclusive inside information about the creation and animation techniques, not available anywhere else!

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOADS! Now here is a Kickstarter Exclusive! Receive every single episode of Season One by digital download, starting in February 2013 and ending December 2013!

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    KICKSTARTER TEE! Backstage Mouse 2013 Kickstarter Edition Tee, designed exclusively for this program!This special edition Tee is in a unique green, with exclusive "Kickstarter Backer 2013" lettering. As well, receive a special edition of the first episode (which includes exclusive Kickstarter-only footage) of the show via download at least one week before release!

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    BACKSTAGE MOUSE T SHIRT! Receive a Backstage Mouse T-Shirt for men, women, or children from our apparel collection! We have red or yellow for men, and purple, pink, or white for women. Other color requests may be accommodated! We will send out a survey at the conclusion of the Kickstarter program where you can indicate your preferences.

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    EMBROIDERED RINGSPUN TEE! Kickstarter Special! (Retail price: $55) Receive a White, Navy, or Black soft ring-spun EMBROIDERED t shirt with this $35 pledge! See the embroidery photo for a close-up of the detail!

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    AUTOGRAPHED DVD! DVD of Season 1 - Autographed Edition! At the end of production, receive a DVD of the entire season signed by the cast at Backstage Mouse! Sure to be a collectible!

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    CAST MEMBER SHIRT! Receive the exclusive Backstage Mouse Cast Member Tee with graphics on both front and back! This soft-spun black shirt is the official uniform of Cast Members at Backstage Mouse and is only presented to our Cast Members or as special gifts, and are not sold anywhere (no matter how much we get asked!). HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO GET YOUR HANDS ON ONE! As a Kickstarter Backer, you are DEFINITELY part of OUR CAST!

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    EMBROIDERED GOLF POLO! Embroidered Backstage Mouse Golf Polo Shirt. For the golf enthusiast, receive a short-sleeve, collared polo shirt featuring the official Backstage Mouse golfing logo. Many colors and sizes available for men, women, and children. Please see photo of embroidery for closeup of detail!

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    LIMITED DVD! Platinum Kickstarter Edition DVD Package, of Season One! This DVD includes exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, animation outtakes, as well as a poster and the Backstage Mouse 2013 Kickstarter Edition Tee! The DVD is signed by members of the cast.... including Backstage Mouse!

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    CUSTOMIZED JACKET! Backstage Mouse Apparel. BSM Studios full zip fleece jacket, customized with your name! Sizes and colors available for men, women and children.

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    CREDITS! Name in the credits - "Special Thanks to…YOU!"

    Do you want to see your name in the credits? This is your chance! You also receive the Official Cast Member Tee reward!

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    COMMISSIONED ARTWORK! A special reward just for our awesome fans! Commission and receive a sketch of Backstage Mouse done in pencil by hand and signed by the artist. The sketch will be similar to the one from the video! This can include a personalized note to you or any lucky person you choose, and will include a certificate of authenticity.

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    CHAT WITH BACKSTAGE MOUSE! Have a five minute chat with the cute and loveable Backstage Mouse on the phone!

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    IMMORTALIZED! Your name (or a loved one's name) on a brick... well, scrawled on a brick in our main illustration that is used as the main illustration on our website and other promotional materials. Your name will appear on that illustration whenever it is used, for whatever reason. As well, receive a printed version of the illustration (with your name on that brick) ready for framing.

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    VIP PARTY AT DISNEY WORLD! VIP Tickets for our Launch Party at Disney World! This is a party you don't want to miss!

    We will be hosting a premier party for the launch of BSM Studios' new series. 500 VIPs will celebrate at Walt Disney World in Orlando with creators of the show. POSSIBLE CELEBRITY APPEARANCES AND PERFORMANCES!

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    BE ON OUR SHOW! Do you want to see your name on IMDB? A $500 pledge will allow submission of a personal interview video to be included in the show, guaranteed. We'll guide you on what to say and do. As well, receive the Backstage Mouse Cast Member Tee!

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    VIP TICKET +1! That's right! TWO VIP tickets to our Launch Party at Disney World -Exclusive Membership Party! We will be hosting a premier party for the launch of BSM Studio's new series. 500 VIPs will celebrate at Walt Disney World in Orlando with creators of the show.

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    WRITER! Writer Credit on IMDB. Work with our talented group of writers at BSM studios, or write an original script to be included in one of our Season 1 episodes. As well, receive the Backstage Mouse Cast Member Tee! As well, add $100 to this reward to receive a VIP ticket to our Launch Party at Disney World!

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    COMMISSIONED ARTWORK! A customized illustration of Backstage Mouse, drawn by the artist who first worked with us to draw Backstage Mouse! You decide the scene and participate in a private conference call with one of the co-creators and the artist. we produce a one-of-a-kind piece of art of Backstage Mouse for your collection. Your museum-quality print will be signed by the artist and will include a dedication on the back to you or to anyone you wish.

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    EDITOR! Editor credit on IMDB. Be part of the BSM post production team and receive an editor credit. Review the material with us, either at our headquarters in the Chicago area (transportation not included) or remotely, with direct access to the director! As well, receive the exclusive Backstage Mouse Cast Member Tee! Also, just add $100 to this reward to receive a VIP ticket to our Launch Party at Disney World!

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER! Associate Producer Credit on IMDB and see your name in the credits of Season 1. Also, you have the option of purchasing up to two complementary VIP tickets to our exclusive Launch Party at Disney World for $1 each, not to be re-sold.

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    PRODUCER! Producer Credit on IMDB and see your name in the credits of Season 1. Be involved in all the phases of the creation of this amazing show! Also, you have the option of purchasing up to two complementary VIP tickets to our exclusive Launch Party at Disney World for $1 each, not to be re-sold.

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    ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY! Create your own character! Design and produce an original, high quality character and character animation with BSM Studios for yourself! Work closely with the talented creative team at BSM Studios to create up to 30 seconds of character animation (similar to the animation featured on our Kickstarter video). This includes the creation and hand drawn illustration of the character, a voiceover, and the animation. You will own all rights to this character. You have the option (travel not included with this reward) of working with us at our headquarters located in the Chicago area.

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    30-SECOND COMMERCIAL! Create a customized commercial for you or your business featuring Backstage Mouse. Includes an all inclusive commercial production with voice-over, script writing, storyboards, animation, and high-definition production.

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER! Executive Producer Credit IMDB and see your name in the credits of Season 1. Be involved in all the phases of the creation of this show! Give us show ideas which we will implement, within reason. Also, you have the option of purchasing up to two complementary VIP tickets to our exclusive Launch Party at Disney World for $1 each, not to be re-sold.

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    ON-CAMERA INTERVIEW AT DISNEY WORLD! Join the creators and members of the cast and crew at Walt Disney World for an on camera interview to be included in the show. You and 3 additional family members (or friends) can be on set for this once in a lifetime opportunity. You will also receive an actor credit on IMDB. Travel expenses and hotel not included. Also, you have an option of purchasing up to two complementary VIP tickets to our exclusive Launch Party at Disney World for $1 each, not to be re-sold; AND a dramatic red carpet entrance!

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    DINE WITH US AT VICTORIA ALBERT'S! Join the creators and members of the cast and crew at Walt Disney World for a night to remember. You and 3 additional family members (or friends) will dine at Disney's Victoria Albert's, one of the most exclusive restaurants at Disney World. Date to be determined based on guests availability. Travel expenses and hotel not included.

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    BACKSTAGE MOUSE GUEST APPEARANCE! Backstage Mouse appearance at your (kid-friendly) party, within the continental U.S.! Whether it's a birthday or another celebration, Backstage Mouse is sure to make it magical! Must take delivery by December 31, 2013.

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    60-SECOND COMMERCIAL! Create a customized commercial for you or your business featuring Backstage Mouse. Includes an all inclusive commercial production with voice-over, script writing, storyboards, animation, and high-definition production.

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    ENGRAVED ROLEX! Receive a brand new stainless steel Rolex Datejust engraved with a figure of Backstage Mouse in his official (and original) pose. Each watch is numbered (from #4 of 20, to #8 of 20). We can also add the engraving of your name (or a loved one). As well, each watch comes with a certificate of authenticity from Rolex AND BSM Studios, and all of the accompanying paperwork and box. Watch will be shipped overnight, fully insured.
    In addition, you have the first right of refusal for any of our future Rolex series, WITH THE SAME SERIES NUMBER for life! For example, if you receive #5 of 20 for this set, you will have the first option to purchase #5 of 20 for the other four series in this collection, as well as any other limited Rolex editions that we come up with. The next edition, for 2014, will feature "Captain Backstage Mouse" on the Yachtmaster. Five different watches, Five unique engravings, Only Twenty to be produced of each series!

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