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MAD GOD is an epic stop-motion project by legendary animator Phil Tippett, released in chapters & funded exclusively via Kickstarter.
MAD GOD is an epic stop-motion project by legendary animator Phil Tippett, released in chapters & funded exclusively via Kickstarter.
914 backers pledged $45,845 to help bring this project to life.

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Since the early 90's, legendary animator Phil Tippett has been crafting an epic homage to the art of stop-motion. 

This is MAD GOD. 

Released in chapters, MAD GOD is gorgeous and grotesque; by turns darkly humorous, and utterly symphonic in its beautiful - often obsessive - attention to detail and to the legacy of hand-crafted animation.

Without Kickstarter, this project could not exist.

As we begin Chapter 3 of this intensely personal project, we once again call upon the kindness and generosity of stop-motion enthusiasts and supporters of independent art all over the world.  We've created an ambitious array of rewards for our Chapter 3 Campaign, in hopes to convey our most sincere  & enthusiastic thanks for backers of every level and interest, whether you're a first-time backer or a supporting member of Team MAD GOD from the moment it emerged from the primordial ooze.

Please consider tossing a few coins in our coffers, to feed and supply  Phil and his army of volunteers as they continue this tremendous - and tremendously beautiful - labor of love.

Now for the goodies -

REWARDS!

MAD GOD 3 Postcards - set of 10 (Postcards shown are from MAD GOD 1 & 2. You will receive new designs from Part 3!)
MAD GOD 3 Postcards - set of 10 (Postcards shown are from MAD GOD 1 & 2. You will receive new designs from Part 3!)

 

 

MAD GOD Part 3 Blu-Ray/DVD set with bonus features, signed by Phil Tippett (Sets shown are from MAD GOD 1 & 2. You will receive Part 3. )
MAD GOD Part 3 Blu-Ray/DVD set with bonus features, signed by Phil Tippett (Sets shown are from MAD GOD 1 & 2. You will receive Part 3. )

 

MAD GOD 3 Signed & Numbered Art Print (Prints shown are from MAD GOD 1 & 2. You will receive an art print from Part 3. )
MAD GOD 3 Signed & Numbered Art Print (Prints shown are from MAD GOD 1 & 2. You will receive an art print from Part 3. )

 

Screen-used Artifact from MAD GOD Part 3. Numbered with a certificate of authenticity, guaranteed with Phil's thumbprint.
Screen-used Artifact from MAD GOD Part 3. Numbered with a certificate of authenticity, guaranteed with Phil's thumbprint.

 

Beautifully mounted tool - such as a paintbrush or carving instrument - used by Phil Tippett in the creation of MAD GOD Part 3. Signed.
Beautifully mounted tool - such as a paintbrush or carving instrument - used by Phil Tippett in the creation of MAD GOD Part 3. Signed.

 

Precise hand-cast replica of Lost Chesspieces, carefully preserved under glass. Limited quantities available (see backer limit), will not be re-cast.
Precise hand-cast replica of Lost Chesspieces, carefully preserved under glass. Limited quantities available (see backer limit), will not be re-cast.

 

In this rare photograph, Chesspiece (A) can be seen among the screen-used chesspieces. Chesspiece (B) is obscured by other characters.
In this rare photograph, Chesspiece (A) can be seen among the screen-used chesspieces. Chesspiece (B) is obscured by other characters.

 

Chesspiece A (Left) Chesspiece B (Right)
Chesspiece A (Left) Chesspiece B (Right)

 

Risks and challenges

The greatest challenge of MAD GOD is funding. Far outside the studio system, and with an unconventional distribution model, MAD GOD would never see the light of day without support from backers like you.

Do you know how much methacyl & hot glue it takes Phil Tippett to realize his vision of shit-men shambling through a subterranean dystopia?

It's a lot.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    MAD GOD Vigil Level

    Includes:
    • 1. A digital download of "MAD GOD: Parts 1- 3"
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    MAD GOD Sentry Level

    Includes:
    • 1. A digital download of "MAD GOD: Parts 1- 3"
    • 2. MAD GOD Part 3 Postcard Pack - Set of 10. See pic!
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    MAD GOD Cabal Level

    Includes:
    • 1. A digital download of "MAD GOD: Parts 1- 3"
    • 2. MAD GOD Part 3 Postcard Pack - Set of 10. See pic!
    • 3. MAD GOD sticker pack - a set of 5 Vinyl stickers
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    MAD GOD Creep Level

    Includes:
    • 1. A digital download of "MAD GOD: Parts 1- 3"
    • 2. MAD GOD Part 3 Postcard Pack - Set of 10. See pic!
    • 3. MAD GOD sticker pack - a set of 5 Vinyl stickers
    • 4. Signed Blu-Ray/DVD of MAD GOD 3 - See pic!
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    MAD GOD Imp Level

    Includes:
    • 1. A digital download of "MAD GOD: Parts 1- 3"
    • 2. MAD GOD Part 3 Postcard Pack - Set of 10. See pic!
    • 3. MAD GOD sticker pack - a set of 5 Vinyl stickers
    • 4. Signed Blu-Ray/DVD of MAD GOD 3 - See pic!
    • 5. MAD GOD Pt 3 Art Print, signed & numbered. See pic!
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    MAD GOD Artifact Level

    This level includes a Screen-Used Artifact from the MAD GOD series, carefully preserved in glass and sealed with archival materials. Each piece is unique and quantities are limited. One of our post popular rewards in the MAD GOD 2 Campaign, this backing tier reached its limit in less than 24 hours. Artifacts are numbered with a certificate of authenticity, guaranteed by Phil's thumbprint. See pic!

    Includes:
    • 1. A digital download of "MAD GOD: Parts 1- 3"
    • 2. MAD GOD Part 3 Postcard Pack - Set of 10. See pic!
    • 3. MAD GOD sticker pack - a set of 5 Vinyl stickers
    • 4. Signed Blu-Ray/DVD of MAD GOD 3 - See pic!
    • 5. MAD GOD Pt 3 Art Print, signed & numbered. See pic!
    • 6. MAD GOD screen-used artifact, numbered. See pic!
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    MAD GOD Artisan Level

    This level includes a tool or crafting instrument, such as a paintbrush or carving tool, used by Phil Tippett in the creation of MAD GOD Part 3. Each piece is unique and supplies are limited. Beautifully mounted and signed, with a certificate of authenticity guaranteed by Phil's thumbprint. See pic!

    Includes:
    • 1. A digital download of "MAD GOD: Parts 1- 3"
    • 2. MAD GOD Part 3 Postcard Pack - Set of 10. See pic!
    • 3. MAD GOD sticker pack - a set of 5 Vinyl stickers
    • 4. Signed Blu-Ray/DVD of MAD GOD 3 - See pic!
    • 5. MAD GOD Pt 3 Art Print, signed & numbered. See pic!
    • 7. Mounted tool used by Phil for MAD GOD 3 - See pic!
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    MAD GOD Chessplayer Level

    This one's a doozy. Prior to shooting the iconic Holochess Sequence for Star Wars: A New Hope, Phil submitted 10 potential characters from his collection to serve as chess pieces. Only 8 were chosen by George Lucas & acquired for the film. We've located the missing 2 pieces from Phil's career, and will be creating cast replicas of these. At Chessplayer Level, you will receive a replica of Chesspiece (A). To be clear, these pieces are not screen-used, are not part of the official Star Wars canon, and are not licensed or represented as such. These are artifacts from the creative history of Phil Tippett, and are intended as collectibles for enthusiasts of his work and for fans of stop-motion animation.

    Includes:
    • 1. A digital download of "MAD GOD: Parts 1- 3"
    • 2. MAD GOD Part 3 Postcard Pack - Set of 10. See pic!
    • 3. MAD GOD sticker pack - a set of 5 Vinyl stickers
    • 4. Signed Blu-Ray/DVD of MAD GOD 3 - See pic!
    • 5. MAD GOD Pt 3 Art Print, signed & numbered. See pic!
    • 8. Lost Chesspiece (A)
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    MAD GOD Chessmaster Level

    This one's a double-doozy. Prior to shooting the iconic Holochess Sequence for Star Wars: A New Hope, Phil submitted 10 potential characters from his collection to serve as chess pieces. Only 8 were chosen by George Lucas & acquired for the film. We've located the missing 2 pieces from Phil's career, and will be creating cast replicas of these. At Chessmaster Level, you will receive a replica of both Chesspiece (A) and Chesspiece (B). To be clear, these pieces are not screen-used, are not part of the official Star Wars canon, and are not licensed or represented as such. These are artifacts from the creative history of Phil Tippett, and are intended as collectibles for enthusiasts of his work and for fans of stop-motion animation.

    Includes:
    • 1. A digital download of "MAD GOD: Parts 1- 3"
    • 2. MAD GOD Part 3 Postcard Pack - Set of 10. See pic!
    • 3. MAD GOD sticker pack - a set of 5 Vinyl stickers
    • 4. Signed Blu-Ray/DVD of MAD GOD 3 - See pic!
    • 5. MAD GOD Pt 3 Art Print, signed & numbered. See pic!
    • 8. Lost Chesspiece (A)
    • 9. Lost Chesspiece (B)
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    MAD GOD Podcast Level

    Have a personal podcast, or just want to SKYPE? Phil Tippett will spend 30 minutes answering your burning questions, and those of your listeners.

    This level also includes Chesspiece (A) and an artifact of your choice (either a Screen-Used Artifact as described in "MAD GOD Artifact Level", or a Used Mounted Tool as described in "MAD GOD Artisan Level" Example pics of both are visible on our Campaign page - check them out!)

    Includes:
    • 1. A digital download of "MAD GOD: Parts 1- 3"
    • 2. MAD GOD Part 3 Postcard Pack - Set of 10. See pic!
    • 3. MAD GOD sticker pack - a set of 5 Vinyl stickers
    • 4. Signed Blu-Ray/DVD of MAD GOD 3 - See pic!
    • 5. MAD GOD Pt 3 Art Print, signed & numbered. See pic!
    • 8. Lost Chesspiece (A)
    • 13. SKYPE or Podcast with Phil Tippett
    • 12. Artifact of your choice. Choose from rewards (6) or (7)
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    MAD GOD Teamster Level

    Yourself and up to 5 friends can enjoy personal tour of Tippett Studio. See all the historical artifacts, view showreels, take your photo with characters such as ED-209 and the infamous dinosaurs of Jurassic Park. See what it's like to hold an Academy Award. An Instagrammers' dream! At this level, transportation and lodging must be provided by the backer.

    This level also includes your choice of either a Screen-Used Artifact as described in "MAD GOD Artifact Level", or a Phil Tippett Mounted Tool as described in "MAD GOD Artisan Level" Example pics of both are visible on our Campaign page - check them out!

    Includes:
    • 1. A digital download of "MAD GOD: Parts 1- 3"
    • 2. MAD GOD Part 3 Postcard Pack - Set of 10. See pic!
    • 3. MAD GOD sticker pack - a set of 5 Vinyl stickers
    • 4. Signed Blu-Ray/DVD of MAD GOD 3 - See pic!
    • 5. MAD GOD Pt 3 Art Print, signed & numbered. See pic!
    • 10. Tour of Tippett Studio
    • 12. Artifact of your choice. Choose from rewards (6) or (7)
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    MAD GOD Phil Tippett Level

    MAD GOD Productions will furnish airfare and a 1-night hotel stay to visit our headquarters in Berkeley California. Enjoy a VIP tour of the studio as described in MAD GOD Teamster Level (above) and lunch with Phil Tippett! Includes an artifact of your choice to commemorate your visit.

    *Continental US only for the purposes of this reward tier, however please inquire directly if interested in backing at this level and not currently residing in the US.

    Includes:
    • 1. A digital download of "MAD GOD: Parts 1- 3"
    • 2. MAD GOD Part 3 Postcard Pack - Set of 10. See pic!
    • 3. MAD GOD sticker pack - a set of 5 Vinyl stickers
    • 4. Signed Blu-Ray/DVD of MAD GOD 3 - See pic!
    • 5. MAD GOD Pt 3 Art Print, signed & numbered. See pic!
    • 10. Tour of Tippett Studio
    • 11. Phil Tippett Visit
    • 12. Artifact of your choice. Choose from rewards (6) or (7)
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Funding period

- (30 days)