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Animated comedy short film stars Bobcat Goldthwait, Jonathan Katz, Maria Bamford, Todd Barry, & other swell folks! Made by Mike Salva!
Animated comedy short film stars Bobcat Goldthwait, Jonathan Katz, Maria Bamford, Todd Barry, & other swell folks! Made by Mike Salva!
30 backers pledged $8,560 to help bring this project to life.

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HG CHICKEN AND THE CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER is an animated comedy short film by Mike Salva, starring the voice talents of comedians Bobcat Goldthwait as HG Chicken, Jonathan Katz as Teak the robot, Maria Bamford as Kristal, and Todd Barry as Zee.

The cast also includes Lloyd Kaufman (director of the Toxic Avenger films and Class of Nuke'Em High), Herschell Gordon Lewis (director of Blood Feast and 2000 Maniacs), Samantha Newark (voiced the title character on the animated series Jem) and Trevor Lissauer (Sabrina the Teenage Witch).

Synopsis: HG Chicken and the Chronological Order is about a giant mutant chicken who steals a time machine and uses it to wreak havoc on the life of Nick Carver, the scientist who created him. In an effort to stop HG Chicken and his sidekick robot, Nick must regularly travel back in time while being accompanied by his friends Zee & Alvy, and they get their instructions from a mysterious ancient society known as The Chronological Order. Oh, and by the way, Nick's young niece, Kristal, is bored and wants to travel in time, too.

So there's a lot going on.

The length of the finished product will be the equivalent of a half-hour TV program, and we plan to use this cartoon as a pilot for a proposed animated series. So if HG Chicken becomes a TV show, you can help make it happen!

Status: We're almost done with the process of recording & editing the dialogue, the characters have been designed, and the animation process has just begun! (Watch the embedded video to see a 30-second clip.) 

A lot of talented people are donating their time and talent to this project, but there is still much to be done to get this film finished before the completion date, the end of Spring 2015.

That's where we need your help!

Support the HG Chicken project with your contributions, and share it on your social media! Tell everyone to go to WWW.HGCHICKEN.COM and that will direct them to this page! Share it on your Facebook or Twitter or Instagram or whatever it is that you crazy kids use these days.

We have some neat rewards up for grabs, including prints and t-shirts with a cool illustration HG Chicken (see picture), digital downloads of the cartoon, and even having yourself drawn as a character into the cartoon. And the first five people to contribute will get a shout-out from us on your Facebook (or if you don't use Facebook, your other social media).

HG Chicken illustration, offered as a reward on prints and t-shirts.
HG Chicken illustration, offered as a reward on prints and t-shirts.

Risks and challenges

This project is scheduled to be completed by the end of Spring 2015, and it will be completed by the end of Spring 2015. Any delays will only mean a matter of weeks. But there won't be any delays. The filmmakers are devoted to working hard to get this done on time, and to make it good!

In the event that the goal is exceeded, that money will be devoted to getting the production completed sooner!

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    THANK-YOU POSTCARD WITH A STILL IMAGE FROM THE CARTOON: We will mail you a postcard that has a scene from the HG Chicken cartoon, with a handwritten "thank-you" note, plus email updates about the project!

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF THE HG CHICKEN CARTOON: Upon completion, you will receive a download link of the entire HG Chicken cartoon. Plus the thank-you postcard.

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    SPECIAL THANKS CREDIT: Your name will be listed in the credits under "Special Thanks", which will also be submitted to IMDB.com. Plus the thank-you card and digital download.

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    HG CHICKEN T-SHIRT: A t-shirt with HG Chicken illustration by artist Chandra Free. Plus the thank-you postcard and digital download.

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    THE "HANGOUT" - SEE THE FIRST SCREENING OF HG CHICKEN IN NASHVILLE! Come to an event in the Nashville area where we will show HG Chicken for the first time, and give you a voucher for two beverages. The venue will depend on the number of people who select this option.

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    MATTED HG CHICKEN ILLUSTRATION PRINT: A matted version of the high-quality print of an HG Chicken illustration by artist Chandra Free. Plus the thank-you card and digital download.

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT: You will be listed as an Associate Producer in the credits of this cartoon, which will also be submitted to IMDB.com. (Impress your friends who are impressed by that sort of thing!) Have your name as an Associate Producer on this production with a respectable cast! Plus the thank-you card and digital download.

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    A DRAWING OF YOU AS A CHARACTER IN THE HG CHICKEN CARTOON: We will draw a cartoon character version of you (or someone you know) in the style of the HG Chicken cartoon, and your character will appear in Scene Seven of the finished production. (We will also send you a digital still from your scene.) Plus the thank-you card, digital download and special thanks credit.

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    THE PRODUCTION T-SHIRT!! An XL t-shirt that's been signed by the entire voice cast of the HG Chicken cartoon: Bobcat Goldthwait, Jonathan Katz, Maria Bamford, Todd Barry, Herschell Gordon Lewis, Lloyd Kaufman, Samantha Newark, Trevor Lissauer, and everyone else! Plus the thank-you card, digital download and special thanks credit.

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    We will draw you (or someone of your choosing) as a character in the cartoon, let you (or someone of your choosing) voice the character, and let your character die a horrible, grisly death. (The dialogue and action will be determined by the filmmakers, but we can talk.) Plus the Associate Producer credit, thank-you card and digital download.

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