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The Story Pirates take stories written by kids and turn them into a show; now we're turning a story into a cartoon!

The Story Pirates are adapting a story written by 8-year-old Julia Isabel Padro into a cartoon! The story is entitled "Diary of a Blueberry." It's a Kafka-esque tale written from the perspective of a fruit.

The titular blueberry is voiced by Kristen Schaal from Flight of the Conchords, Toy Story 3 and Bob's Burgers.

We've recorded the voices, we've bought the equipment and we've taken classes at SVA to learn animation. Now all we need to do is pay for it all... that's where you can help!

$5000 will cover the cost of buying the equipment and paying for continuing education courses. It won't cover the cost of the 300+ hours we spent making the cartoon, but hey, we're used to that!

Any additional funds over $5000 will be used to adapt more stories written by kids into cartoons.

The Story Pirates are a 501(c)3 not-for-profit company. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

For more Story Pirates videos, check us out on YouTube!

Don't forget to check out the After School Special!

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    A DVD of "Diary of a Blueberry" and other exclusive Story Pirates videos

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    All of the above plus ONE ticket to the After School Special on May 20th in New York City* *if you can't make it to NYC on May 20th, your prize will be a Producer credit in the credits of the cartoon

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    All of the above plus TWO tickets to the After School Special on May 20th in New York City* *if you can't make it to NYC on May 20th, your prize will be a Producer credit in the credits of the cartoon AND an autographed poster from "Diary of a Blueberry"

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    All of the above PLUS a personalized message from animated President Barack Obama!

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