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Watch out bright lights and big city, Yahooty Who? is creating an animated pilot! We're also releasing 2 new book titles.
We did it! Watch out bright lights and big city, Yahooty Who? is creating an animation and releasing 2 new book titles.
We did it! Watch out bright lights and big city, Yahooty Who? is creating an animation and releasing 2 new book titles.
608 backers pledged $53,515 to help bring this project to life.

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Watch out bright lights and big city, we are creating an animated pilot for Yahooty Who?!! We'll also be continuing our book series with 2 NEW titles focused on children's social issues.

This project is going to happen and the more backers we have the more we'll be able to put into this production! Digital upgrades, special effects, music tracks... maybe even star talent!

Yahooty Who?'s first book release, Yahooty Who?: An Illustrated Participa-Story, achieved Kindle Unlimited All-Star status on Amazon in March and April of 2018! Check it out here.

THE STORY

100% CUTE & MISCHIEVOUS. Just like your own children, Yahooty has a mischievous cuteness that everyone falls in love with. From the way he "borrows" one of your socks, to the creative sock puppets he leaves behind for children, Yahooty finds his way into the hearts of all who read this book.

Yahooty Plush Doll
Yahooty Plush Doll

The next 2 books in the Yahooty Who? series will focus on childhood issues affecting our kids today. In light of recent events, the team has chosen to create one story around the tragic topic of bullying. We believe that inspiring our kids to be inclusive, tolerant, and self-caring can improve outcomes for people everywhere.

We will also produce our second plush character! Just wait until you see all the loveable, huggable, goodness with Olly the Octopus!

"Olly"
"Olly"

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Upgrade your package and get 1 or BOTH Yahooty Tees. Choose your style and size or get both styles! Mix and match, children and adult sizes available.

"Dreamer" & "Believer" Styles Available
"Dreamer" & "Believer" Styles Available

OUR MISSION

As citizens of the world, we work to be the best people we can be and to inspire others through thoughtfulness, positivity, and humor. As parents and influencers of children, we strive to lead by example and tell stories that help develop young minds into young adults who value the environnment, togetherness, inclusion, self respect, and positive change. As creators, we believe in the power of education for children through characters, parental interaction, and the use of story.

STRECTCH GOALS!

THE HISTORY

"Leave him a sock and wait for a peek, but he's far too fast for your eyes to seek!"

Jen & Grandpa Walt 1979
Jen & Grandpa Walt 1979

My Grandpa Walt was born on the wrong side of the tracks in Guntersville, Alabama and worked with his hands… wherever work was available. That meant moving around in a bullet trailer with his wife Judy and 3 growing boys. Searching for Yahooty with them and us, his grandkids, was his way of finding playful moments amongst the struggles of everyday life. Looking back now that he’s gone, I see how much it meant to him to search for Yahooty together. We know that Yahooty Who? will continue to bring busy families together, just like as has with so many already. 

THE TEAM

Jen, Ray, Yahooty, & Mike
Jen, Ray, Yahooty, & Mike
Yahooty Who? @ Toberman House in San Pedro, CA 2018
Yahooty Who? @ Toberman House in San Pedro, CA 2018

Jen, Ray, and Mike are professionals in the creative and marketing worlds and have impeccable reputations for their work, ethics, and follow-through. They've produced content, merchandise, and marketing for top Fortune 500 companies and treat this project no differently. They are proud to have "Yahooty Who?" digitally illustrated by Liran Szeiman whose surrealistic pop style lends a unique feel to the story and characters.

Jen Oloo has worked as an executive in marketing and advertising for almost 20 years, holds an MBA from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and co-owns an architectural Virtual Reality firm in Los Angeles. She brings not only the history of Yahooty to the team, but also vast expertise in business management, procurement, and marketing.

Mike Rodriguez and Farhang "Ray" Hodjat co-own the creative advertising firm, Vicinity, in Los Angeles. Ray holds a Bachelor's of Fine Arts from American Intercontinental University and Mike holds a BFA from the Art Institute of Los Angeles. Mike and Ray are responsible for the creative direction and branding of "Yahooty Who?" products and stories. Their impeccable taste makes Yahooty the attractive, fun, and consistent character you see today.

Liran Szeiman is a skilled digital artist from Barcelona, Spain who has lovingly crafted the illustrations for "Yahooty Who?". She has quickly become a part of the Yahooty family!

Liran and Yahooty
Liran and Yahooty

"When Mike, Ray, and Jen told me about Yahooty Who? for the first time, it was love right away. They presented a fun, fresh idea that was full of tenderness. I saw the possibility of creating a world of colorful illustrations and imaginative characters to share with the little ones in families everywhere."

Risks and challenges

"Yahooty Who?'s first Kickstarter campaign funded in just 39 minutes and delivered on time to the community.

This new launch is more complex with an animated pilot. The team anticipates delivering the 2 new books un 2018 and may need to deliver the animated pilot in Q1 2019 due to unknown needs or challenges.

All funding from this campaign will go to the production of an animated pilot and 2 new book titles.

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    Get 1 of the 2 new Yahooty Who? books delivered right to your door.

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    Digital Supporter

    Support Yahooty Who? and get digital deliveries of the animated pilot as well as both eBooks!

    Perfect for those without small children who want to support. As a bonus there are no shipping fees!

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    Support Yahooty Who? and get hardcopy deliveries of the animated pilot as well as both eBooks! You'll also get digital versions included in this package.

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    Exclusive Autographs & Plush

    We know everyone who has been with us from the beginning can't wait for this package!

    Support Yahooty Who? and get AUTOGRAPHED hardcopy and digital deliveries of the animated pilot as well as both eBooks!

    You'll also get (available for the first time EVER) the coveted, super squishy, and cuddly, Octopus plush!

    Includes:
    • Autographed Hardcover book 1
    • Autographed Hardcover book 2
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    NEW! Autographs, Plush & T-Shirt

    Add a Yahooty Who? T-shirt to your $119 order. Choose one of 2 super fun and inspirational designs. Child and adult sizes available!

    Support Yahooty Who? and get AUTOGRAPHED hardcopy and digital deliveries of the animated pilot as well as both eBooks!

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    NEW! Autographs, Plush & 2 T-shirts!

    Already backing the $119 offer? Upgrade to this level and get TWO (2) Yahooty Who? T-shirts with your order! Choose 2 super fun and inspirational designs. Child and adult sizes available!

    Support Yahooty Who? and get AUTOGRAPHED hardcopy and digital deliveries of the animated pilot as well as both eBooks!

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    Be Part of the Story

    This level provides everything in the Exclusive Autographs & Plush Package as well as the limited opportunity to have your or your child's likeness included in one of our new stories!

    Become a part of the Yahooty Who? book series as a full color illustration! Maybe you'll be a child, maybe a Yahooty... heck, maybe you'll be your own sock puppet!

    Includes:
    • Autographed Hardcopy DVD
    • Autographed Hardcover book 1
    • Autographed Hardcover book 2
    • Digital e-book 1
    • Digital e-book 2
    • Digital video
    • Octopus plush
    • Be illustrated in the story!
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    NEW Story Upgrade & 2 T-Shirts!

    This level provides everything in the Be Part of the Story Package as well as 2 super fun Yahooty Who T-Shirts! Child and adult sizes available.

    Don't miss this limited opportunity to have your or your child's likeness included in one of our new stories!

    Become a part of the Yahooty Who? book series as a full color illustration! Maybe you'll be a child, maybe a Yahooty... heck, maybe you'll be your own sock puppet!

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