We are back! With your support we can make it happen!
The first Series (view it on 'The Misri Bunch' youtube channel) has reached over one million viewership worldwide now and thousands of children have benefited from the series.
To stop or continue...?Having launched this project twice before with a target of only raising £15,000, the fundraiser was unsuccessful. On the first attempt only 50% of the target was reached so the project became unsuccessful. Having received numerous emails from the community to relaunch the fundraiser, again only £7,500 (50%) was pledged to the last day of funding and thus we canceled the project.
So what’s different this time? Well again we kept getting emails of support from around the world to relaunch this project which was benefiting children and so the decision to relaunch the project again has been taken. But this time with a lower budget of only £10,000. InshaAllah this will enable us to get the next project going at the same standard as the previous series but we still urge the community to help us reach £20,000 in order to invest the money into training and development to improve our work further in order to meet the standards of modern cartoons which dominate the media.
It's all or nothing!
For those who don't know the way kickstarter works, you basically make a pledge (financial commitment) towards a project. If the full funding goal of the project is reached, you will be charged the amount you pledged. However if we don't reach the funding goal amount, you are not charged and we don't get anything :(
This project is YOUR PROJECT, for the ummah to learn and benefit for generations to come.
This is the reason why projects like these need your support. So be a part of this work, be a part of the team!
Now we need your help! Please participate in this project by making a small financial pledge to help fund the next series. By contributing to the cause, you not only get those great gifts (check to your right) but you participate in teaching about Allah. InshaAllah this will also go as part of your good deeds that spread for generations to come.
The Money raised will go towards:
- Voice artists
- Post production
- We we raise extra, money will be put towards further taining and development.
The previous series was self funded and was distributed FREE world wide to be watched and enjoyed by thousands of children. We intend to keep the next series FREE also. So with your help we can raise the money needed to complete Series 2.
The Misri Bunch originally formed over three year ago. Having studied abroad (specifically Egypt - thus the name 'Misri' meaning Egyptian) the bunch of friends decided they needed to put their knowledge and skills into doing dawah on another level. Having seen the untold amount of content available for adults, they saw the great need for children's content. Now the problem was that the existing stuff available for children were quite limited in terms of Islamic teachings. In general they ranged from arabic alphabets and the continuous repetition of "MashaAllah" and "Al-Hamdulillah", that wasn't the trend the team wanted to follow.
The team decided to start at the very foundation of Islam = knowing Allah. Devising a way in which they can teach about Allah in a simple manner so that children can know about their Creator. Keeping in mind the difficult questions children ask their parents about life and Allah we aimed to answer them through this fun filled series. And so the "Misri Bunch Series 1: The Names of Allah" was born. Working on the project with a shoestring budget (completely self-funded and for non-profit), the team managed to complete series 1. A year on from its launch, the series has aired on Islam Channel (SkyTV) to Europe and North Africa, the series has its own 'The Misri Bunch' youtube channel and has had over 1,000,000 views from over 110 countries worldwide (May Allah accept our efforts. Ameen!)
Be a part of the work, be a part of the Team. Pledge today!
Narrated Ibn Abbas: When the Prophet (PBUH) sent Muadh to Yemen, he said to him, "You are going to a nation from the people of the Scripture, so let the first thing to which you will invite them, be the Tauhid (Oneness of The Creator) of Allah. ..." (Sahih Bukhari)
When a man dies, all his actions are cut off from him except three: ever recurring charity; or knowledge from which benefit is derived; or virtuous son praying for him. (Sahih Muslim)
So taking the above teachings of the Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) we invite you to be a part of this great project and what better knowledge can we leave behind us than the knowledge about Allah.
“The likeness of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah is as that of a grain [of corn]. It grows seven ears and each ear has a hundred grains. Allah gives manifold increase to whom He wills. And Allah is all-sufficient for His creatures’ needs, All-Knowing” (Surah al-Baqarah:261)
Some rewards preview:
Misri Bunch: Series 1 The names of Allah DVD
Book 1 (Based on Episode 1)
Book 2 (based on episode 2)
Book 3 (based on episode 3)
Book 4 (based on episode 4)
Book 5 (based on episode 5)
Now if your unaware of series 1 you can watch the series on Youtube or here below ; )
EPISODE 01 - HIDE AND SEEK
EPISODE 02 - ASKING ALLAH
EPISODE 03 - OUR RETURN
EPISODE 04 - BLUE BERRIES FOR BREAKFAST
EPISODE 05 - THE ONE, THE ONLY
WHAT HAPPENS IF WE GO OVER THE FUND NEEDED?
We are raising the minimum that is needed, anything extra will help the project become better in quality (we may even do an extra episode).
AIM TO BE THE BEST! In our time the best cartoons produced on the mainstream media are by Pixar and Disney. We want to reach that standard too for our work by moving into the realm of 3D animation. Even though we reduced the fundraiser to £10,000 to get the project going, if we could go further on the fundraiser with the help of Allah and the community, a further £10,000 will be invested into training programs for our team to learn from the industries best artist. Follow this link for more information on training available from Animation Mentor.
Also don't miss out on a chance to reap the reward from Allah. Whether you give big or small, share the videos or even spread the word, your contribution matters. May Allah reward you all.
If you are having trouble with the Kickstarter UK payment method you can now support us via Paypal by visiting our website.
Please note that contributions through paypal will not update the goal here on Kickstarter.
Risks and challenges
Having failed the previous two campaigns and only reaching 50% of the goals twice, one thing was definitely evident, that we still have a supporting community that was still supporting us but our goal was too high even though the requested amount was a low and humble amount. Due to continuous request from our community not to give up on the project, we went back to the drawing board and decided to make cuts to our budget. This way having the goal at £10,000 ensures that we can reach 70% of the goal with our previous supporters and now only remains the challenge of raising the further 30%.
Having gained an even more supportive community from last year till now, we believe inshaAllah, reaching the additional 30% won't be difficult.
Cutting the budget also means that we are unable to give printed materials as gifts. But rest assured, we intended to surprise our fans with the great content to come.
The last series was made with a very low budget (not out of choice but due to lack of funds). By the end of the previous production we couldn't pay for the teams basic expenditure and couldn't afford the voice actors allocated for the characters. But the show had to go on. We carried on till we accomplished our task. Now with your support through kickstarter we can have enough to support the development of Series 2.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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