Of course we will be KICKING IT FORWARD -->
WHAT ARE WE DOING?
"Fox and Bigfoot" was initially conceived as a live-action comedy series focusing on the antics of two wild animals transported into an urban setting. With no formal background in animal behavior, however, the rigorous process of training a fox to walk upright and speak intelligibly (not to mention educating him in the intricacies of timing and improvisation) proved too daunting in the end. Also,Bigfoot did not return our calls. So the original concept was scrapped and the project was retooled as an animated show, incorporating more characters, richer environments, and suffering only a 6.43% loss in overall hilarity. Now that we have the characters, the voices, and the music, we can finally begin to bring our creations to life - but we need YOUR SUPPORT.
The humans are dead. Sooooo... there's that.
[Cue "London Calling"]
From the forests and plains, the seas and the skies, a mass exodus of animals have abandoned their natural habitat to explore a more metropolitan lifestyle. The cities, suburbs, theaters, and pubs now teem with wildlife, hoping to experience the customs and curiosities of a bygone civilization.
Our series focuses on the exploits of Fox and Bigfoot, two friends eager to embrace The New Wilderness. Accompanied by a cast of feral cohorts, they encounter a decadent world of excess and adventure, a world more wild than any they had known before. As misinterpretations and irony abound, the animals deliver unique perspectives and commentary on the eccentricities of man. Through these experiences we glimpse ourselves, and ultimately, begin to understand what it really means to be human.
... or we just laugh at how funny turtles look wearing pants.
Our goal is to create a richly-crafted animated series using the latest industry tools and software. The show will be produced as a largely-improvised satire, based on established story outlines. We will script and storyboard six episodes, animate the pilot and a follow-up episode (5-6 minutes per installment) and submit our completed work to film festivals, networks, and websites interested in showcasing innovative content. We are currently entrenched in pre-stage development, writing stories and fleshing out character concepts and designs, and can begin full production as soon as our project is funded. Which brings us to...
- Software upgrades and additional performance hardware
- Compensation for voice actors, musicians, and others who have pledged their time and talent to the production
- Press kits and promotional media for festivals/television/web
- Film festival submission fees
- DVD (and potentially Blu-ray) duplication, packaging, and shipping costs
- Production costs
- Additional artists/animators (if needed)
VIEWERS LIKE YOU...
Without your support, "Fox and Bigfoot" is dead in the water. Think of all those poor animals floating there, face down, with matted fur draped over their bodies like wet burial cloth. And all they wanted to do was put a smile on your face. Just breaks my heart.
But this doesn't have to happen, folks. For the cost of a venti coffee (or a used Jetta) you can make a difference. Laughter and life... or a bunch of drowned animals? The choice is yours.
- (38 days)