Animated comedy about two dogs in the dog pound. One of them has to get adopted before the end of the day. Oh no!
POUND DOGS will be an animated comedy about two talking dogs in an animal shelter. They talk about the usual things that pound dogs discuss, like smelling things, eating cat poo, and getting adopted someday. Until they discover that Blue Dog has to be adopted by the end of the day, or he'll be put to sleep!
The cartoon characters will be made out of clay. The voice performers will include comedians Ryan Williams and Sean Parrott, as well as singer Samantha Newark (who played Jem & Jerrica on the animated "Jem" series), filmmaker/music producer/songwriter/ singer Steve Taylor, and Andy Merrill (Brak from "Space Ghost Coast to Coast" and other Adult Swim cartoons).
By supporting this production, you will be helping to provide the audio for this production! And some of the animation materials. Animator/director Mike Salva will be contributing the animation... but since this trend in adding sound to motion pictures is probably here to stay, your help is needed to get the sound on this cartoon. Audio recording/editing, studio time, background music, sound effects and the like do not come free, and that's why we're asking you for your help!
This is your chance to be part of the big-time showbiz world! Backer rewards include your name in a "special thanks" credit at the end of POUND DOGS, or your name listed as an Associate Producer! (Will this impress your friends when the credits roll? Answer: yes.) And all credits will be submitted to the IMDb web site! Alternately, you can choose the name of a friend, loved one, or pet to go in the credits! (The cartoon's about animal shelter pets, remember?)
HERE IS A REALLY EXCITING BACKER REWARD: a 15-minute Skype Session with Samantha Newark! Have a one-on-one talk with the voice of "Jem" & "Jerrica" from the Jem animated TV series!
Other backer rewards include a DVD copy of the cartoon, high-quality printed stills from the cartoon, or a ringtone of Ryan & Sean barking like dogs. (Your friends will think you're so clever every time you get a call!)
POUND DOGS will probably be under 10 minutes long, to be completed by the end of Summer 2011. It will play in film festivals everywhere, at scifi/comic/nerd conventions, and anyplace else where we can get it shown!
Thanks for your help! And please post this on Facebook, Twitter, and any other computer Internet places that seem to be all the rage these days. Ah, you kids and your computers!
So what's it gonna take to get you to HELP OUT THE POUND DOGS?!
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An MP3 ringtone of Ryan and Sean barking like dogs (they play the two main characters in the cartoon). Plus, all of the above.
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A “special thanks” listing in the credits of the cartoon. Or you can make it your pet's name; remember, this is a cartoon about animals. (Yes, we will submit the “special thanks” names list to IMDB.) Plus all of the above.
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A Quicktime file of the cartoon (in a size that will make it playable on just about any computer). Plus all of the above.
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A DVD copy of the POUND DOGS cartoon, which will also contain BACK TO LIFE, a previous animated short by Mike Salva. You will also receive a genuine MAX THE HERO flyswatter (a promotional item from another animated short by Salva. Accept no imitations!) Plus all of the above.
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A high-quality matted 8X10 print with a scene from the POUND DOGS cartoon. Plus all of the above.
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An “Associate Producer” listing in the credits of the cartoon. Your name will also be submitted to IMDb as an Associate Producer. Plus all of the above.
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Two high-quality framed 8X10 prints from the POUND DOGS cartoon. Plus all of the above.
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A 15-MINUTE SKYPE SESSION WITH SAMANTHA NEWARK! Have a one-on-one talk with the voice of "Jem" & "Jerrica" from the "Jem" animated TV series! The date will be determined later. (With this reward, you will receive an "Associate Producer" listing on the film credits, and the Quicktime video file of the completed cartoon, but none of the other items listed above.)
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The director will have your name tattooed anywhere on his torso. While you watch.
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