This is a crowd-sourced project that I REALLY want to see become a reality. click on this link and donate some money!!
What is it? (This synopsys is cut and pasted from the link above)
"Hullabaloo is the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father--the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring--missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.
Together, Veronica and Jules learn that Jonathan Daring has been kidnapped by a mysterious group of influential persons, who seek to use his latest invention for nefarious purposes. These villains are wealthy and influential and neither Veronica nor Jules can stop them openly. But determined to save her father and holding true to the family creed that technology should be used for the good of all, not the greed of some, Veronica assumes the secret identity of “Hullabaloo”, a goggled crusader who uses wits and science to combat evil and oppose the nefarious conspiracy that has taken her father.
But the question remains: what are the villains up to? What do they plan to do with Jonathan Daring’s mysterious new technology? And will Veronica and Jules be able to stop them in time?"
Below is a short clip- clearly it's still in process- but still; pretty exciting I think.
I'm a HUGE fan of steampunk, illustration and animation- so I'm pretty interested in seeing this project get funded and become a reality. SO if you're interested at all- share his link on facebook, share my blog post or whatever- (sharing the link will be faster for people) but get the word out there.
One of the reasons I want to see this get made (outside of the fact that it is steampunk and an animated feature) The story's main characters are GIRLS. Smart girls who have enough gumption to just go after Veronica's missing father on their own. Even if you don't like steampunk or animations- the world can always use more films with strong female protagonists.
If you look through the IndieGoGo link above to donate you'll get to see the amazing list of artists and voice actors that they have lined up for the job- even if you don't recognize the names; you'll definitely recognize the movies they've been involved in. I'm not connected with this project at all except I want to see it get made.
Tomorrow I'll update with the frustrations of this week- but tonight I wanted to do a quick post about something that made me happy. And yea- this is more of an advert then a post; but there really isn't much to say except this looks really cool and sounds interesting.
SO yea- share the link, donate it if you can- get this project circulating!!
The link once again: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/hullabaloo-steampunk-animated-film