Ramen Party

Ramen Party is a collection of characters that introduces preschool children to hip trends in culture, music and food.
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Michael Mak
Transmedia
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
3 Team Members

Hi, we're Lil, John and Mike and we are the creators of Ramen Party!  Learn more about our project by watching the video below:

Ramen Party on Indiegogo

Ramen Party on IndieGoGo from Ramen Party on Vimeo.

WHAT IS RAMEN PARTY?

Ramen Party is a collection of characters that introduces preschool children (and their parents) to hip trends in culture, music and food.

We've created six characters based on ingredients found in traditional Japanese ramen.  Each of them have a distinct musical theme that matches their quirky personaliities, and when you mix them together, you create a catchy tune! Let us introduce them to you...

Ramen Party LineupFrom left to right: Mr. Ramen (Noodles), Tomorokoshi (Corn), Ms. Tamago (Egg), Mr. Negi (Green Onion), Ms. Naruto (Fishcake), and Mr. Chashu (BBQ Pork).

 

WHY INDIEGOGO?

We are looking to raise 20K to launch Phase One of Ramen Party, which includes:

Product Portfolio


Ramen Party Interactive Storybook
An interactive storybook app which tells the story of Mr. Ramen as he picks up his friends to go to a party. We’ll add interactive elements, puzzles and games (like shape-matching) as kids collect different characters and their musical themes.

Ramen Party E-book 
We’ll also create an e-book series that focuses on the adventures of the individual characters as they encounter other ingredients and recipes in the Ramen Party world.

Ramen Party Interactive website 
Finally, we’ll create a website where the characters will reside.  We’ll have games and activities for kids to play, and a place where they can learn more about the foods and recipes that the characters were based on.

 

WHY RAMEN PARTY? 

We all know that kids can be picky eaters.  Ramen Party represents a way to get kids excited about food by allowing them to combine ingredients in the same way that a DJ combines music.

We are also creating a resource for families to learn about foods from a wide-range of ethnicities.  While growing up, simply knowing about things like bok-choy or kimchi helped us connect to our Asian roots—and we’d love to pass that along to our own children. 

So, why ramen? Well, it’s not only a delicious food that we grew up with, but it’s also one of the hottest trends in North America!  That said, we’d love to see characters based on ingredients from other cultures—all introducing kids to an entire universe of foods!

 

WHO WE ARE 

Lillian ChanJohn PoonMichael Mak

Lillian Chan is an illustrator and animation filmmaker from Toronto.  Her children’s film, Jaime Lo, small and shy, was produced by the National Film Board of Canada, and won public prize at at several international festivals.  See more of her work HERE. Her favourite pastime is drawing silly doodles of her two cats, Frankie and Mao.

John Poon scores music for commercial clients (Hewlett-Packard, UPS) and plays and produces music for various artists in Canada and abroad.  John had the good sense to marry Lillian Chan in 2008.

Michael Mak has been successfully solving problems and delivering solutions for years now.  He loves standing in front of a whiteboard drawing boxes and arrows. He shares a love for the creative, the gastronomic, and the nerdy with Lillian and John.

 

PERKS WE ARE OFFERING

As a thank you, we've created some Ramen Party merch rewards for our supporters -- but sorry, no ramen...it's too hard to ship!

Ramen Party Stickers!  Removable, water-resistant, even dishwasher and microwave safe! The stickers will be added to all combos over $25.

Ramen Party Stickers

Ramen Party T-shirts or Onesies! Pick your Ramen Party character!  Choose from various sizes and styles (we'll contact you to customize your order).

Onesies

Toddler Tees

Ramen Party Gelaskin Smartphone Covers! Pick the character of your choice.  Each cover will be custom ordered to fit your phone (both brand and model).

Gelaskins

Ramen Party Limited Edition 5”x7” print, and/or Trading Card Set!  Collect them all!

Ramen Party Postcards and Trading Cards

Ramen Party Tote Bags! Fun, functional, and indispensible... Carry your ramen with you everywhere you go!

Totebags

A Ramen Party Hand-made Soft Toy!  Each of these limited edition custom pieces is lovingly sewn by Keiley Stewart, a local textile artist in Toronto (www.leikey.com).

Soft Toys

And, for our top contributors, join us as we build the Ramen Party universe!  We’ll work with you to create a custom character, based on an ingredient chosen by you! Have your one-of-a-kind character framed as a lovely art piece on your wall, or let us create a storybook about one of their adventures (you’ll receive a hard copy, as well as a digital version).

 

OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP

Please share the video with your friends and family! Spread the joy of Ramen Party!

If you love ramen, tell us! If you love some other food, tell us! If you see something cool involving ramen or cats, tell us!

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$21,256CAD
raised by 286 people in 1 month
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$20,000 CAD goal
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This campaign ended on May 4, 2013
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  • $5CAD
    Edamame Special

    A heartfelt thank you from the Ramen Party team + an mp3 of the Ramen Party theme song!

    19 claimed
  • $10CAD
    Mini-Bento Box

    Edamame special + a sticker sheet with all the characters from Ramen Party! These stickers are removable, water-resistant, dishwasher & microwave-safe - perfect for kids!

    7 claimed
  • $15CAD
    Shio special

    Edamame Special + a 5"x7" print of the character of your choice, signed by the artist

    30 claimed
  • $25CAD
    Shoyu Combo

    Edamame Special + Ramen Party Totebag + a mystery 5"x7" character print, signed by artist

    51 claimed
  • $45CAD
    Miso Combo

    Edamame Special + Ramen Party Totebag + a Gelaskin phone cover with character of your choice! Each Gelaskin cover will be custom-ordered for your specific phone.

    21 claimed
  • $45CAD
    Bento Kids Combo

    Edamame special + Ramen Party totebag + Ramen Party sticker sheet + A children’s T-shirt or onesie with a Ramen Party character of your choice! Choose from a selection of styles and sizes (see "Perks We Are Offering" section to the left for details)

    30 claimed
  • $75CAD
    Super Ramen Combo

    Get it all with this package! Edemame special + Ramen Party Totebag + a full set of Ramen Party 5"x7" prints, signed by the artist + a full set of trading cards + a Gelaskin phone cover with character of your choice + a personalized thank you animation with character of your choice! Each animation will be sharable on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc. Gelaskin covers will be custom-ordered for your specific phone.

    12 claimed
  • $105CAD
    Gyoza Guru

    Super Ramen Combo + a limited edition screenprint poster (35 prints only), numbered and signed by the artist.

    23 out of 35 claimed
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    $150CAD
    Dashi Daredevil

    Super Ramen Combo + one limited edition soft toy of the character of your choice! Each soft toy is designed and lovingly hand-made by local Toronto artist, Keiley Stewart (www.leikey.com).

    18 out of 18 claimed
  • $150CAD
    Dashi Daredevil Rush

    By popular demand, we're offering one more, last minute run of the Dashi Daredevil! Super Ramen Combo + one limited edition soft toy of the character of your choice! Each soft toy is designed and lovingly hand-made by local Toronto artist, Keiley Stewart (www.leikey.com).

    3 out of 10 claimed
  • $1,000CAD
    Ninniku Ninja

    Super Ramen Combo + one custom character designed by the artist of any ingredient of your choice (tomato, papaya, hot dog, you name it)! We'll set up a meeting with you first, to decide what the character will look like, and their key traits. Once the design is complete, we'll send you a unique print of the the character, plus a digital version that you can share/upload as you wish!

    2 out of 4 claimed
  • $2,500CAD
    Ramen Master

    Get the ultimate perk! Super Ramen Combo + a customized character based on any ingredient of your choice (durian, squash, chocolate, you name it!) and we'll put them in their very own ebook! We'll meet with you to decide on the character and the story, and we'll not only publish this ebook with a dedication inside for you, but also send you a hardcover copy of the book to share with your family and friends!

    1 out of 2 claimed
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