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A cute fox is plucked by a spaceship and becomes part of a cosmic adventure. Classical animation based on Michel Gagné's graphic novel.
A cute fox is plucked by a spaceship and becomes part of a cosmic adventure. Classical animation based on Michel Gagné's graphic novel.
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Countdown to the World Wide Web Premiere!

Hello everyone! I'm happy to report that The Saga of Rex: The Animated Film - Part 1 is virtually complete. Just a few more tweaks. In fact, I'm so confident that I can wrap everything up in the next few days that I've already set the date for the world wide web premiere!

On Monday, July 15th, 2013, at Noon PST, I will premiere the film on my YouTube channel (

In the days following the premiere, I will send a secret link to all the backers who have pledged $10 or more. The link will give you accress to download 720P and 1080P HD videos that will be much higher quality than the version featured on YouTube.

I'm also currently working on a mock-up theatrical trailer that will be release in the next couple of months. I'll post a link here to the video on the day of the premiere.

Thanks everyone for the support you've shown me throughout this project. I'm very happy with the way the first part of the animated saga has turned out. I hope you'll love it!

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    1. Michel Gagne Creator on July 7, 2013

      I feel like the world paid me to do this, so now, I need to give it back to the world. And I can't justify to myself keeping the film under wrap so that it can do the festival rounds. Why would those select few see the film before the backers? I'd expect my backers to throw me tomatoes, if I did that.

    2. gavin kusters on July 6, 2013

      @Michel I love that attitude!!!

    3. JackFost on July 6, 2013

      I agree, thank you very much Michel !
      I can't wait to see Rex :)

    4. Home drawn Studios on July 5, 2013

      Way to go Michel and good for you!

      This is your work and I'm glad you won't let any animation festival goers who did nothing to back your project get to see the premiere first before any of us backers.

      Those festival have there own purpose to promote themselves and the films they sponsor but the guidelines seem to want to make everything they screen exclusive just to cater to those paying to attend. But what about those who actually backed the film via kickstarter?
      Then yeah, if they disqualify it -so be it.
      You don't need them. We'll have our own festival!

      Thanks so much Michel for putting us backers first in line instead of those festival organizers who won't give us any exclusive anything!
      Your decision has made us feel even more special to you and your project.. I really want you to know that and I personally applaud you for it.
      I've marked my calender for your premiere! I'm so excited we get our own advanced screening.. Hooray!

    5. Michel Gagne Creator on July 5, 2013

      @Jeremy Rowland - If festivals disqualify me because it's on the web, then so be it. I want to premiere it on my YouTube channel.

    6. Jeremy Rowland
      on July 5, 2013

      Make sure you don't disqualify yourself from any festivals by releasing it on the web! Many films seem to wait until they've finished the festival circuit before releasing a DVD or on the web, but I don't know if that's just the filmmakers' preference or what. Otherwise, looking forward to seeing it!

    7. Alexander Dietrich on July 5, 2013

      Is that a good reason to look forward to a Monday, or what? It has been fascinating to see you create the film on the production blog!