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).
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!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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