Hullabaloo Steampunk animated film

The greatest animated film you get to help make.
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James Lopez
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Los Angeles, California
United States
2 Team Members

Thanks to all of you, we have reached many of our Stretch Goals but...

We still have exciting things to offer! 

At $500,000 we will make a Collector's Edition DVD available which will include all of the short films plus Bonus Material! For any one who has picked up a perk of $50 and up (or any perk that grants “All Physical Rewards”)


Stretch Goal UNLOCKED! $400,000 -You now get a set of four blue prints: two vehicles, a ray gun, and a jet pack. Anyone who got the perk of $50 or above will get this, as will anyone getting a perk that includes all physical rewards.



SO WHAT'S ALL THE HULLABALOO ABOUT?

Hullabaloo is a 2D (hand-drawn) animated steampunk film that hopes to help preserve the dying art of 2D animation; and by supporting this project, you get to help save 2D animation from an untimely demise. We want you to join us in making a short film that will showcase the world of Hullabaloo, which we can show to investors to fund a full length 2D feature. 2D animation is a beautiful but dying art form that the animation studios have all but abandoned. But if we can fund this film with your help, we will be able to show investors that people really do want to see a feature length animated steampunk film, allowing us to get the tremendous amount of funding needed to complete Hullabaloo as the full-length feature we believe you want to see.

In addition to helping save 2D animation, Hullabaloo aims to encourage girls to explore science and adventure. The film's two protagonists are both young women and both scientists who use their intellect, wits, and courage to fight greed and corruption. We hope that Veronica Daring and her friend Jules will serve as positive role models for girls of all ages and encourage them to get excited about science, engineering, and sci-fi.

To learn more about what steampunk is, go here: Steampunk 101

By helping us fund Hullabaloo, you get to help save 2D animation, you get to support a pro-girl and pro-science story, and you also get a boatload of cool stuff!

THE STORY OF HULLABALOO

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?

WHO IS MAKING THIS?

James Lopez is a veteran Disney animator who has been working as a professional in the animation industry for 25 years. His credits include The Lion King, The Princess and the Frog, Pocahontas, Flushed AwayHercules, Tom and Jerry, The Emperor's New Groove, and the Oscar-winning Paperman.

He is an alumni of CalArts where he has taught drawing and animation to inspire a new generation of artists. He has also worked for studios such as Warner Bros. and Dreamworks in both television and features an has performed a variety of positions that range from Storyboarding and Layout to Art Direction, Production Design and Character Design.

Creator James Lopez is co-writing Hullabaloo along with G. D. Falksen.

Bruce Smith is a highly revered animation professional who has been working in the industry for more than 30 years. He has worked on several of Disney's feature films as a Supervising Animator on 'Tarzan', 'The Emperor's New Groove' and 'The Princess and the Frog'. He is also the creator of the Disney television series, 'The Proud Family'.

Rick Farmiloe is a veteran Disney animator who worked on The Little MermaidAladdin, and Beauty and the Beast.

Minkyu Lee is a multi-talented artist and filmmaker who earned an Academy Award nomination for his film 'Adam and Dog'. He also worked on Disney's The Princess and The Frog and Frozen.

Sandro Cleuzo is a veteran Disney animator who worked on Enchanted, The Emperor's New Groove, and The Princess and The Frog, as well as Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters for Dreamworks.

Sarah Airriess is a former Disney animator who worked on The Princess and the Frog, Wreck-It Ralph, and played a key role in the look of Paperman.

Samantha Youssef is a former Disney animator.  She has worked on Tarzan II, Lilo & Stitch II, Bambi II, Brother Bear II, Steamboat Willie Redux, Curious George, as well as animated features in Europe such as El Cid the Legend, Nocturna, and The Day of the Crows.

Duncan Studio has produced a broad range of work for a variety of entertainment mediums, from features and DVDs to commercials. Under the supervision of Ken Duncan, the versatile artists and animators at Duncan Studio are able to deliver top-quality work on projects from the earliest stages of development (character and production design, storyboarding, modeling and rigging) through animation (both 2D and CG), lighting, compositing and final rendering. 

Alexa Summerfield Goriup is a talented artist who performed Final Line work on Prince of Egypt, Spirit -Stallion of the Cimarron, and Sinbad - Legend of the Seven Seas for Dreamworks. She also worked on Disney's Lilo & Stitch 2, The Lion King 1 1/2, and Cinderella 3

Grant Viklund is a 17 year veteran of the VFX and Animation industries.  Working on such films as Titanic, The Fifth Element, Kung-Fu Panda 2, Monsters vs Aliens and was the CG Lead for The Simpsons Movie.

Joffery Black is a graduate of Arizona State University and is currently a Course Director at the Los Angeles Film School. He has 10 years of experience with digital animation production and has worked with several high profile clients, like Sony, Nickelodeon and Pixar, on their on video games titles Spongebob, WALL-E, UP, and The Incredibles to name a few.

Leo Oliveto is a recent graduate from the prestigious Gnomon School of Visual Effects and is making his professional debut modeling the vehicles and environments for Hullabaloo.

Manel Gil-Inglada is an acclaimed composer from Spain who has been nominated for numerous awards and awarded the Jerry Goldsmith Award for "Best Music in a Full Length Format" in 2010.

Yuri Lowenthal is a stage, film, and voice actor noted for numerous beloved roles, including Ben Tennyson from Ben 10, Sasuke Uchiha from Naruto, The Prince from the Prince of Persia video games, and Matt Miller from Saints Row: The Third. Additional work includes Bleach, Assassin's Creed II, BioShock Infinite, Fallout: New Vegas, Diablo III, the Final Fantasy franchise, and the Call of Duty franchise.

G. D. Falksen is an author, lecturer, and actor. His written work includes the Ouroboros Cycle series, Blood In The Skies, "The Strange Case of Mr. Salad Monday", "Cinema U", "An Unfortunate Engagement", and "The Mask of Tezcatlipoca". In addition to being one of our voice actors, G. D. Falksen is also co-writing Hullabaloo along with creator James Lopez.

Mary Robinette Kowal is a novelist, voice actor, and professional puppeteer. She is the author of the Glamourist Histories series, and has won multiple Hugo Awards for her short fiction. As a voice actor, she has recorded audio books for Kage Baker, Cory Doctorow, and John Scalzi. She has over twenty years of experience as a professional puppeteer, having performed for LazyTown (CBS), the Center for Puppetry Arts, and Jim Henson Pictures, along with founding Other Hand Productions.

Evelyn Kriete is an editor, artist, fashion designer, stylist, blogger, social media strategist, and new media coordinator. She is an event producer with active involvement in a wide range of subcultures and trends, and is a moving force behind the steampunk trend worldwide. She runs the single largest social media hub for steampunk online, with almost half a million followers for the trend. She has appeared in a wide range of news media and books, including The New York Times and MTV.

Jake Akuna is a visual effects artist and film editor who has worked on films such as Jobs, The Words, The Devil's Carnival, and Come Back to Me.

WHY SAVE 2D ANIMATION?

2D animation is the heart and soul of all animation. 2D created the animation industry, and without it modern computer-generated animation simply would not exist. And 2D animation is a truly American art form. 2D animation is capable of conveying a truly incredible level of emotion and feeling. It is beautiful and and it is important.

Unfortunately, the film industry has developed the misconception that 2D animation is a dead art form that should be neither preserved nor perpetuated. We believe that they are wrong, and by joining us you can help us prove that people still love and want 2D animation.

THE PERKS YOU GET?

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$1 - Our eternal gratitude and a "Thank You" message from our team.

$5 - The previous perk, plus: Exclusive online viewing of the complete short film Hullabaloo (and any additional episodes made from meeting stretch goals), exclusive access to our production blog, an exclusive desktop wallpaper, and your name on the "Thank You" page of our website.

$15 - All previous perks, plus: A Hullabaloo-themed social media skin packet, a copy of the Steampunk Masters ebook with over 500 pages of classic Steampunk literature.

$20 - All previous perks, plus: An ebook copy of The Art Of Hullabaloo art book.

$25 - All previous perks, plus: A digital download copy of Hullabaloo , Curse of the Cheshire Cat , The Mysterious Island & Ask the Professor a PDF format Hullabaloo print, and all the full-orchestra Hullabaloo MP3 soundtracks. As well as the behind the scenes featurette on "The Making of Hullabaloo"

$35- All previous perks, plus Vintage-style skeleton key bottle opener necklace & teacup & Gear charm.

$50 - All previous perks, plus: A steampunk pin, Hullabaloo-themed paper dolls, a Hullabaloo sticker, a set of four blueprints and a signed print by James Lopez.

$85 - All previous perks, plus: An exclusive Hullabaloo t-shirt.

$125 - All previous perks, plus: A steampunk activity book, one pair Steampunk Sunglasses, one signed hand-drawn original drawing used in the animation of Hullabaloo, and a digital download copy of Hullabaloo , Curse of the Cheshire Cat ,The Mysterious Island & Ask the Professor.As well as the behind the scenes featurette on "The Making of Hullabaloo"

$150 - An original "Artist's Choice" sketch signed by James Lopez, plus all digital rewards (see below).

$250 - A signed hardcover Hullabaloo art book, plus three exclusive signed prints, plus all digital rewards (see below). The art book will be hard cover, full color, with a custom ribbon bookmark. Every book picked up from this campaign will be signed and numbered by James as well as signed by some members of our team, including the artists and writers that create Hullabaloo, and each book will have an original sketch by James Lopez on the inside cover. All of these features will only be included in books obtained through this campaign.

$500 - An hour and a half long online animation class with veteran Disney animator and teacher at CalArts James Lopez .

The animation class is not scripted and is a private, one-on-one class held Live and will be tailored to fit the needs of the individual who signs up. It can accommodate levels of talent that range from beginning to advanced.

Participants are welcome to upload their personal work and have it critiqued.

We now are happy to announce that Virtual Animators.com will host this interactive event via use of Adobe Connect.

 Plus you will get all digital rewards (see below).

$500 - Four signed hand-drawn original drawings used in the animation of Hullabaloo, plus all digital rewards (see below).

$1000 - A signed copy of the Hullabaloo script and an original mini-sized painting, plus all digital rewards and physical rewards up to the $125 perk (see below).

$5000 - A producer credit in the Hullabaloo short film, plus all digital rewards and physical rewards up to the $125 perk (see below).

Perks that give "All Digital Rewards" will include:

A "Thank You" message from our team, exclusive online viewing of Hullabaloo, exclusive access to our production blog, an exclusive desktop wallpaper, your name on the "Thank You" page of our website, a Hullabaloo-themed social media skin packet, a copy of the Steampunk Masters ebook, a PDF format Hullabaloo print, the Hullabaloo MP3 soundtracks, ebook copy of The Art Of Hullabaloo art book and a digital download copy of Hullabaloo ,Curse of the Cheshire Cat ,The Mysterious Island , Ask the Professor &"The Making of Hullabaloo" 

Perks that give "All Physical Rewards Up To The $125 Perk" will include:

A steampunk pin,Hullabaloo-themed paper dolls, a Hullabaloo sticker, a signed print by James Lopez, Steampunk Sunglasses, tea cup & Gear charm ,skeleton key bottle opener necklace, T-shirt, one signed hand- drawn original drawing used in the animation of Hullabaloo and a steampunk coloring book.
A note about shipping:
Shipping within the United States is free.
Any reward to be shipped outside of the United States costs an addition $10.

STRETCH GOALS

UNLOCKED! -$140,000: At the $140,000 mark, we will make a second Hullabaloo short titled Curse of the Cheshire Cat.

UNLOCKED! -$160,000: At the $160,000 mark, we will produce a full-orchestra soundtrack for both shorts.

UNLOCKED! -$240,000: At the $240,000 mark, we will now make a third Hullabaloo short titled The Mysterious Island.

UNLOCKED! -$260,000: At the $260,000 mark, we will now produce a full-orchestra soundtrack for the third short. You will get this soundtrack at perks that offer digital rewards at $25 and up. So now you get three shorts and three soundtracks made with a full-orchestra starting at $25 and up.

UNLOCKED! -$300,000: We will now do a behind the scenes featurette on "The Making of Hullabaloo", showing the Hullabaloo team at work. You will now get this at the Perks that offer digital rewards at $25 and up.

UNLOCKED! -$320,000: Tea for all. Anyone who has picked up our $35 dollar perk and up (or any perk that grants “All Physical Rewards”) will get a teacup charm to add to your collection of amazing Hullabaloo loot.

UNLOCKED! -$340,000: At the $340,000 mark, we will now make a fourth Hullabaloo short titled Ask the Professor. You will now get this at the Perks that offer digital rewards at $25 and up.

UNLOCKED!-$345,000: Gears for all. Anyone who has picked up our $35 dollar perk and up (or any perk that grants “All Physical Rewards”) will get a gear charm to add to your collection of amazing Hullabaloo loot.
UNLOCKED!-$400,000: You now get a set of four blue prints: two vehicles, a ray gun, and a jet pack. Anyone who got the perk of $50 or above will get this, as will anyone getting a perk that includes all physical rewards.

At $500,000 we will make a Collector's Edition DVD available which will include all of the short films plus Bonus Material! 



$500,000 we'll offer a DVD copy of the four short films & the behind the scenes featurette . For any one who has picked up a perk of $50 and up (or any perk that grants “All Physical Rewards”)

With more to come!

WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?

WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP?

If you want to help but can't afford to contribute money, you can still pitch in by sharing this campaign with as many people as possible: with friends and family, on your social media, and all over the Internet. Not only will you help raise awareness for this campaign, but you might help someone who wants to support 2D animation find out about the project and make Hullabaloo a reality.





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  • $1USD
    Our Eternal Gratitude

    Our eternal gratitude and a "Thank You" message from our team.

    160 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2015
  • $5USD
    Exclusive Production Access

    The previous perk, plus: Advanced Online Screening of Hullabaloo, exclusive access to our production blog, an exclusive desktop wallpaper, and your name on the "Thank You" page of our website.

    1424 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2015
  • $15USD
    Social Media Skins and Ebook

    All previous perks, plus: A Hullabaloo-themed social media skin packet, a copy of the Steampunk Masters ebook.

    338 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2015
  • $20USD
    Ebook "The Art Of Hullabaloo"

    All previous perks, plus: An ebook copy of "The Art of Hullabaloo".

    85 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2015
  • $25USD
    Digital Copy and Soundtrack

    All previous perks, plus: A digital download copy of Hullabaloo, a PDF format Hullabaloo print, and the Hullabaloo MP3 soundtrack.

    3582 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2015
  • $35USD
    Skeleton Key Necklace

    All previous perks, plus: Vintage-style skeleton key bottle opener necklace.

    1771 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2015
  • $50USD
    Paper Dolls and Signed Print

    $50 - All previous perks, plus: A steampunk pin, Hullabaloo-themed paper dolls, a Hullabaloo sticker, and a signed print by James Lopez. (Add $10 for shipping outside the US)

    1016 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2015
  • $85USD
    Exclusive Hullabaloo T-Shirt

    All previous perks, plus: An exclusive Hullabaloo t-shirt. (Add $10 for shipping outside the US)

    222 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2015
  • $125USD
    The $125 perk

    All previous perks, plus: A steampunk activity book, one pair Steampunk Sunglasses, one signed hand-drawn original drawing used in the animation of Hullabaloo, and a digital download copy of Hullabaloo. (Add $10 for shipping outside the US)

    801 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2015
  • $150USD
    Original Signed Sketch

    An original "Artist's Choice" sketch signed by James Lopez, plus all digital rewards (see below). (Add $10 for shipping outside the US)

    146 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2015
  • $250USD
    Signed Art Book and Prints

    A signed hardcover Hullabaloo art book, plus three exclusive signed prints, plus all digital rewards (see below). (Add $10 for shipping outside the US)

    186 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2015
  • $500USD
    Animation Class

    An hour and a half long online animation class with veteran Disney animator James Lopez (to be conducted over Skype or Google Hangout), plus all digital rewards (see below).

    28 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2015
  • $500USD
    4 Original Animation Drawings

    Four hand-drawn original drawing used in the animation of Hullabaloo, plus all digital rewards (see below). (Add $10 for shipping outside the US)

    15 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2015
  • $1,000USD
    Signed Script, Mini Painting

    A signed copy of the Hullabaloo script, and an original mini-sized painting, plus all digital rewards and physical rewards up to the $125 perk (see below). (Add $10 for shipping outside the US)

    4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2015
  • $5,000USD
    Producer Credit

    A producer credit in the Hullabaloo short film, plus all digital rewards and all physical rewards up to the $125 perk (see below). (Add $10 for shipping outside the US)

    2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2015
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