Who the F*** are we? We're the Most Popular Girls in School, and we're back for an all new season of the web's best animated series. Read more
This project was successfully funded on March 4, 2013.
About this project
SEASON 2 REACHED IT'S GOAL AND BEGINS MARCH 5th!
Thank you everyone who helped us get this far!
If you watched last season as it came out, then you know we release a new video every 3 weeks. This is because everyone on the production crew works on this project in their free time and has to hold separate full time jobs while producing this show. However, if we are able to hit these stretch goals, then we can not only get episodes finished earlier, but we can produce more of them!
$15,000 - A new episode every other week!
$20,000 - A new episode every Tuesday for the entire season!
$25,000 - 5 EXTRA EPISODES THIS SEASON!!!!!
Thank you to everyone who has contributed and supported us in making this ridiculous show that we love so very much.
The MPGiS Cast and Crew
WHAT IS THE MOST POPULAR GIRLS IN SCHOOL?
The Most Popular Girls in School is a serialized stop-motion webseries set centering around the foul-mouthed cheerleaders and prom queens that populate a fictional high school in the city of Overland Park, Kansas. Often described as "Mean Girls meets South Park," The Most Popular Girls in School premiered in October 2011 and has amassed well over 3,000,000 loyal viewers over the course of 13 episodes. If you're not one of those viewers, feel free to check out the first season here: MPGiS SEASON ONE
WHY DO YOU GUYS WANT MY MONEY?
Because we're making a second season! In order to make that second season though, we've got some financial hurdles we need to jump over. We want to make Season 2 as spectacular as possible, but in order to do that, we're going to have to raise some serious funds.
OK, SO IF I GIVE YOU MONEY, WHERE'S IT GOING?
- Sets: We build all of our own sets, and have to pay for supplies every time a new set is built.
- Recording Equipment: For Season 1, a friend generously donated the use of their studio to record all of our episodes in. However, that studio has closed, and in order to record Season 2, we're going to have to buy our own equipment. That includes a sound board and at least four microphones. In case you didn't know, those things are not cheap!
- New Characters: You'd better believe there's going to be some new characters coming to Overland Park this semester! New characters mean new dolls.
- Replacement Characters: If you watched Season 1, you know our characters went through a lot! So did their bodies. A lot of them can't stand up on their own anymore, and their bodies need to be replaced. Others have heads that won't stay on, while others need bodies with more moveable joints. Oh, and also, Deandra probably needs some new arms.
- Animation Software: Up until now we have been spending way too much time working with sub par animation software. We now want to step up the game to more professional stop motion software.
IF WE RAISE MORE THAN THE $5,000 WE NEED FOR SEASON 2 ,WE PRODUCE MORE EPISODES AND DELIVER THEM TO YOU SOONER!
Here you can watch our "Making Of" special and see how much work goes into making one episode of MPGiS:
WHY SHOULD I DONATE?
First off, we have some great rewards listed on the right side of this page and we are super excited about getting our fans get involved in the show. You could even have your face in the show!
But mostly, and let's be honest here, this show is way too wild and risky to ever be backed by a sponsor or a network. This show is why sites like Kickstarter and YouTube exist. With your help, we are able to produce a fully-realized show that stretches the limits of comedy and obscenity as far as it can possibly go!
We love working on this show and we hope you love watching it too.
The MPGiS Team:
Mark Cope, Lily Vonnegut, Carlo Moss
Risks and challenges
This is our second season, so we are pretty confident in our ability to execute it without too many issues. We will encounter the typical production issues of scheduling actors and maintaining recording and video equipment. It is also possible that the show could gain a contract with a television network or other entity that requests a halt on all production not associated with themselves. In the occurrence of this we would still work to fullfil any rewards to distribute.
If we receive a tremendous amount of backers it may take some time to deliver all rewards from the funding because we plan to release them in phases. For example, rather than send everyone the same script with the same signatures we are going to send out a certain number of scripts each time we record a new episode signed by the actors in that episode. So while some backers might receive a script immediately, others may get theirs several weeks later.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $5 or more
THE FRESHMAN -
A Personal Shout-Out from Brittnay Matthews on Facebook or Mackenzie Zales on Twitter.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $10 or more
THE SOPHOMORE -
A Most Popular Girls in School Sticker & a Shout-Out from Brittnay or Mackenzie.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $20 or more
THE TRANSFER STUDENT - You will receive an MP3 download of either Brittnay or Deandra (your choice) leaving an outgoing message for your cell phones voicemail! INTERNATIONAL OPTION!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $35 or more
THE JUNIOR -
An Exclusive MPGiS T-Shirt Available Only to Kickstarter Donors. (And a Shout-Out from Brittnay or Mackenzie.)Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $50 or more
THE SENIOR -
An Authentic MPGiS Script Signed by the Cast and Crew. (And a Shout-Out from Brittnay or Mackenzie.)Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $75 or more
THE CHEERLEADER -
MPGiS Swag Kit consisting of:
1)An Exclusive T-Shirt
2)An Autographed Script
3)An MPGiS Sticker
4)A Personal Letter from the MPGiS CreatorsEstimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $100 or more
THE HEAD CHEERLEADER -
A Personal Phone Call from an MPGiS Character. PLUS You will receive an MPGiS Swag Kit!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $150 or more
THE HONORARY VAN BUREN -
A Personal Video Message from an MPGiS Character.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $250 or more
6 backers Limited (1 left of 7)
THE NEW GIRL -
We'll Put Your Name on The Set of an MPGiS Episode! For example, there might be a sign in the hall that reads "<Your Name> for Senior Class President!"Estimated delivery:
Pledge $300 or more
1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)
THE HOMECOMING QUEEN -
We'll Put Your Picture on Someone's Locker for an MPGiS Episode. Imagine Mackenzie opening up her locker, and your face is staring back at her!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or more
0 backers Limited (4 left of 4)
THE PART-TIME MODEL -
Your Name Will Be Referenced by a Character in an MPGiS Episode. Imagine Brittnay talking up about how she spent the weekend hanging out with her best friend: YOU!!!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,000 or more
THE PROM COURT -
Visit an MPGiS Recording Session and watch how we record an entire episode! (Please note that airfare and hotel are NOT included in this reward. All episodes are recorded in Los Angeles, CA, and recipient assumes all responsibility for travel arrangements to and from Los Angeles.)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $2,500 or more
0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)
THE PROM QUEEN -
We will name a new character on MPGiS after you! This will be a regular character just like Brittnay, Mackenzie, and all the rest, appearing in a full episode with their own storyline!Estimated delivery:
- (25 days)