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In the spirit of Schoolhouse Rock, we create educational songs and animated music videos for kids that make learning a blast! Read more

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This project was successfully funded on September 28, 2013.

In the spirit of Schoolhouse Rock, we create educational songs and animated music videos for kids that make learning a blast!

About this project

Listen to the song "No Homework!" (click here)

We’re The Bazillions, and we are passionate about creating great music and learning experiences for kids. With your support, we'll partner with animation studio eg design to bring four new animated videos to kids and classrooms all around the world, FREE via YouTube and Roku.

Here's just a few messages from our amazing fans:

  • You guys have changed the face of my English teaching over these past few years - Preposition has become an epic in Year 4 at EFPS, Essex, UK!! Thank you!”
  • “I came across your work on Roku and my 4 years old non-verbal autistic son is in loveee with the videos, singing the songs daily. Thank you for putting a smile on my kid’s face daily through your music.”
  • "I heard a lot of preposition songs, but this one is by far the best! This will totally help me with my test!"
  • I listened to this song in preparation for a military linguistics test, and it helped me more than Schoolhouse Rock! Great job, guys! I am definitely showing this to my children someday. Keep it up.”
  • My 14 month old also LOVES the Bazillions videos on the Roku. She gets the hugest smile on her face as soon as I as she sees the intro for Counting On A Friend.”
  • The Preposition Song...a masterpiece! In 22 years of teaching, nothing else has cemented this skill in my students’ minds the way your song has. You’re the Schoolhouse Rock of the new generation. THANK YOU!”


Check Out Our Videos!

To get a sense of what we're all about, here is our smash hit video, "Preposition"

In our followup to "Preposition," we introduced two new superheroes of symbolic description in "Similes and Metaphors"

We invited fans at a show back in 2011 to share their smiling faces with us to help tell the story of "Career Day"


Help us make more!

We need to raise at least $10,000 to begin animation on four new videos featuring songs from our latest album Heads or Tales:

Along with our six existing animated videos, these four tunes will round out what we're calling The Bazillions Rockin' Video Collection, which will be available on DVD or digital download as a reward for supporting this campaign:

If we exceed our fundraising goal, we'll put any additional funds towards the creation of more videos, including "No Homework," "Candy Garden," and fan favorite "Mac-n-Cheese!"

Rewards!

We've got lots of great rewards to thank you for your support. For a pledge of $10 or more you can receive a package of custom designed Bazillions stickers, perfect for rewarding great work in the classroom or little helpers at home!

For a pledge of $100 or more, your child's (grandchild's / niece's / nephew's / friend's) face can BE IN A VIDEO! Send us a straight-on pic and that face will appear in a scene in one of our new videos:

Finally, for a pledge of $500 or more, The Bazillions will perform a private concert for you! See the sidebar for details regarding the type of show and available locations.

Meet The Bazillions

The Bazillions, created by Twin-Cities' teacher/singer/songwriters Adam and Kristin Marshall, is a collaborative group of musicians and artists dedicated to creating great music and learning experiences for kids everywhere. The Bazillions' animated videos are created by long-time friend of the band Eric Kreidler and eg design, in conjunction with other local artists.

Risks and challenges

We are fortunate to have a proven track record of creating work similar to the objectives of this Kickstarter project, with six videos already available on YouTube, and two albums fully recorded and for sale to the public. We have a talented team of professionals all fired up to complete these new videos.

Our only challenge on past videos has been gathering the necessary time and resources, but with a successfully-funded project, we will be able to focus on the new videos full time, and we hope to go live with them before the end of 2013.

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    DIGITAL VIDEO DOWNLOAD! – one video of your choice, ad free!

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    Digital download + STICKERS to recognize great work featuring all of your favorite Bazillions characters!

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    54 backers

    Digital download + stickers + your choice of BAZILLIONS CD! — Rock-n-Roll Recess or Heads or Tales. Add $15 per copy for additional CDs (max of 10)

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    PREPOSITION POSTER! Hang it ON the wall wherever learning rocks! (24" x 36")

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    25 backers

    Stickers + CD + THE BAZILLIONS ROCKIN VIDEO COLLECTION! – Digital download or DVD of all ten Bazillions animated videos. Add $30 per copy for additional DVD copies (max of 10)

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    Stickers + CD + THE BAZILLIONS ROCKIN VIDEO COLLECTION + POSTER! (See above for details)

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    Stickers + CD + Video Collection + YOUR CHILD'S FACE IN A BAZILLIONS VIDEO! (Similar to our video "Career Day" -- see below for details!) Add $50 per child for additional kids (max of 4 per pledge)

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    YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS! - You and/or your child’s name and/or your class’s name gets a special “Made Possible through the generous support of” credit at the end of all of our Kickstarter-funded videos

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    Bazillions ACOUSTIC SHOW! - The Bazillions acoustic trio will play your school / church / dog’s birthday party (does not include travel expenses for shows more than 100 miles from Minneapolis, MN.)

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    Bazillions FULL BAND ELECTRIC SHOW! - Rock your event with the full band experience! Great for schools, fundraisers, parties, and community festivals! (Does not include travel expenses for shows more than 100 miles from Minneapolis, MN.)

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    MAC-N-CHEESE ROCK-TACULAR! -- In honor of our hit song "Mac-n-Cheese," The Bazillions will serve up an 'Eat-n-Greet' featuring a Mac-n-Cheese meal with the band and 'Band-Crafted' gift bags, followed by a live performance from the group! Does not include travel expenses beyond 100 miles from Minneapolis, MN, or additional cost for more than 25 gift bags.

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