Simon's Cat in 'Off to the Vet'

Please help us make Simon's Cat 'Off to the Vet'. It's bigger! Longer! And packed full of gags!
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Simon's Cat is an animated web series and YouTube Channel that features the mischievous and often hilarious antics of a fat white Cat, his side-kick the Kitten and his long-suffering owner, Simon.

The channel was launched in 2007 with the release of Simon Tofield's first film - 'Cat Man Do'. The film went viral, along with Simon's following films 'Let Me In' and 'TV Dinner'. This laid the foundation for the Simon's Cat web series you see today. 

Our films are produced by people who genuinely love cats, animals, animation and comedy.  

We love reading your comments as it helps us understand what you like about our films and what you might like to see next. There is one theme that many fans have requested and it's one that Simon would really like to make too - it's the theme of going to the vet. 

Simon has been developing ideas around the vet theme for some time now. With so many ideas and gags, we feel this film deserves to be longer than our usual YouTube episodes and that this is the perfect opportunity to do something a little different!

'Off to the Vet' tells the story of how Simon's Cat instinctively knows a trip to the vet is imminent and the lengths he'll go to avoid it. For long-suffering Simon, it is a day he dreads as he is forced to try all kinds of tricks to get Simon's Cat to cooperate.

We hope you will want to get involved with this exciting and ambitious project.  By supporting 'Off to the Vet', you will get exclusive behind the scenes material as well as early access to the finished film! Along with lots of other exclusive limited edition perks. 

We currently release eight episodes on YouTube per year. These films are mostly funded by the revenue generated from YouTube advertising and the sale of Simon’s Cat merchandise. We will continue to make our short black and white films, for as long as our fans enjoy them, but to do this AND make "Off to the Vet", we really need our fans' support.

The truth is each of our 1-2 minute YouTube films take 7-9 weeks to produce, excluding development. They are carefully crafted by a talented team of animators, artists, story developers, sound producers, and production staff.

While many studios drive for a faster, cheaper approach to animation, we want to continue to deliver the same high quality Simon's Cat films that you've grown to know and love.  That's why we're asking our fans to get behind us and help us make a film that we can all be proud of.

'Off to the Vet' will be made by the fans, for the fans!

If we are lucky enough to raise more than our target amount - we could develop our existing list of ideas into even more 11 minute episodes!

Production - We have invested in developing the script, storyboards and the testing the introduction of colour. We are now looking for the funds to employ the right animators and artists needed to make the film.

Expanding on the same talented team that has brought you all 38+ Simon’s Cat YouTube films to date, we will set up a production that will run over the next 12 months with a crew of 15 people.

We appreciate our target of £275,850 is a lot of money, but an ambitious project like this produced in traditional animation is labour-intensive. We plan to produce the animation in the UK, so Simon can work closely with the animators getting the best performance from every character.

Perk Fulfilment & Campaign Management - In addition to the cost of making the film, we want to offer our fans high quality, limited edition Perks - so you get great value items when supporting us. We also want you to feel involved in the film making process so we will be publishing detailed exclusive Indiegogo Funder updates throughout the various stages of production, so you can follow the project's progress. 

Please read our Perks and International Shipping sections below. We openly encourage your suggestions regarding the perks on offer!

For a detailed breakdown of our costs and reasons for choosing to crowdfund this project, please see our blog post - 'Off to the Vet' - A Breakdown

Our perks are listed in £ British pounds. You can check live currency conversions at xe.com





Our 'Estimated Delivery' for all physical perks (Plush, T-Shirt, Art Prints etc.) is December 2015. This is due to development and manufacturing time needed to produce the special, new and exclusive Indiegogo Funder items after the film has been finished. Digital items will be delivered to your registered Indiegogo email address as soon as they are available.


NOTE: Now the campaign has closed, we have removed the 'Check Shipping' link to avoid people paying before they need to. If you funded our campaign and would like to check shipping costs, please contact us at igg@simonscat.com 

Due to 85 - 90% of our fans being outside the United Kingdom, we have set up International Shipping costs to be paid directly through our Web Shop when the perks are ready to ship. This is to avoid fans paying a 'one cost fits all' shipping cost. 

When your items are ready to be shipped (mid to late 2015), our Web Shop will email you with a Check Out link where you can select your preferred shipping service and pay via Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover or PayPal!

If you move before December 2015, don't worry! You will easily be able to update your postal address when you pay for shipping.

Communication - We hope we will engage most of the existing  Simon's Cat fans, as well as create new ones. If successful, our supporters will deserve great customer service and clear communication. We will do our best to personally answer your questions and we welcome your comments and feedback. But with such a small team we ask for your patience as we work through the many messages we expect receive.

Budget - We won't know the final amount funds available for making "Off to the Vet" until the campaign has ended. We have carefully budgeted the campaign and production but there can always be unexpected or underestimated costs that puts pressure on production. We have a dedicated and experienced team who will work hard to overcome any problems and we promise to keep our supporters updated at every step!

If you are not in a position to support our campaign financially, there are still lots of ways you can help. Please Like, Share and Post a link to our campaign and help spread the Simon's Cat word.

If you use the Indiegogo Share Tools we will be able to see who has been spreading the Simon's Cat word and will be offering some very cool goodies to say thank you!

We're really excited about this film. We hope you are too!


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

PERKS!

Can I upgrade my perk?

If you simply want to upgrade your perk from your original selection, please add the difference between the two perk packages by using the ‘Contribute Now’ button, selecting 'No Perk' and then send an email to igg@simonscat.com to confirm your Upgrade.
 
If the campaign is successful, please email us again with your request via the Indiegogo page, or, at igg@simonscat.com so we can make sure your request is properly processed.

If the campaign is unsuccessful, your money will be refunded by Indiegogo.
 
We are receiving many requests to upgrade perks, so we will need some time at the end of the campaign to confirm everyone's order is correct.

For more information visit - Indiegogo Support Pages


I’d like a single item that’s not in my Perk Pack. Can I ‘Add-On’ a single item?

From 30th July, anyone who has PURCHASED THE £20 - Unsigned Book Perk or above, can ‘add-on’ a single decal to their perk packs at the following ‘Add-on’ price;


£6 1 x Car Decal x 1 (1 sheet / 1 to a sheet)


£5 – Laptop Decals x 4 (1 sheet / 4 per sheet)


Anyone who has PURCHASED A PERK PACK ON THE CAMPAIGN PAGE valued from £35 (Plush) and up, can ‘Add-on’ individual items at the below prices!

Individual Character Cards (multiply to get the full set!) - £1

Unsigned Book - £15

Plush - £25

T-Shirt - £35

Small Art Print - £70

Medium Art Print - £110


Q. How do I Add-on items?

A. To add single items to your existing perk pack please pay the sum of your chosen add-ons by using the ‘Contribute Now’ button, selecting No Perk. 

To add single items when purchasing a perk pack for the first time, simply click Contribute Now and select your chosen perk pack, then change your contribution to the sum of your perk pack and add-on items.

Once you have completed your transaction(s), please send an email to igg@simonscat.com explaining which item(s) you would like to add-on to your perk pack.

We will be in contact at the end of the campaign to confirm your items. 

If the campaign is unsuccessful, Indiegogo will refund your money.


Q. Can I buy perks outside of the campaign?

A. No. These perks will be specifically created for our Indiegogo Funders.


Q. Can I buy two perks at the same time?

A. Yes, you can buy more than one perk package, or ‘Add-on' individual items as mentioned above.


Q. Can I have more than 1 pet drawn when buying the 'Your Pet Drawn by Simon' perk?

A. The £500 'Your Pet Drawn by Simon' is for one original drawing (plus other goodies). Simon would be happy to draw a group image of up to 5 pets, but it would be a single image.

If you have any other Perk related questions please email - igg@simonscat.com


INTERNATIONAL PAYMENTS & SHIPPING

Q. I live outside the UK, can I still contribute? And how much will it cost in my currency?

A. Yes! Simon’s Cat fans from around the world can support Simon’s Cat in 'Off to the Vet'!

Our perks and shipping costs are listed in £ Great British Pounds as we are based in the UK. We have added estimated USD and Euro amounts to our perk graphics on our campaign page, but before choosing a perk, you should check live currency conversions at - www.xe.com

International shipping is to be paid separately to Indiegogo but is not due until the perks are ready to be shipped. (Please see ‘When should I pay for Shipping’ below)


Q. How do I contribute?

A. If you would like to help fund ‘Off to the Vet’, please follow these steps;

·  Click ‘CONTRIBUTE NOW

·  Choose your perk, click 'CONTINUE TO PAYMENT' at the bottom of the page.

·  OR, if you select ‘No Perk’, simply click ‘CONTINUE

·  Please read Indiegogo’s message and the breakdown of your perks. If you are happy with everything, please click 'GO TO PAYPAL’. After clicking this button, you’ll be redirected to PayPal’s site where you can pay with your credit card or PayPal account.

You don't need a Paypal account, you can choose to pay directly with your bank card. (Please see, ‘How to Contribute’ below)

·  Simply LOGIN to your Paypal account, or, choose 'PAY WITH CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD' and follow the onscreen instructions.

If you have any questions please contact us at igg@simonscat.com


Q. How do I check international shipping costs?

A. If you would like your items delivered outside of the UK, please check international shipping costs before you complete your transaction, by visiting our Web Shop

You do this by selecting one or multiple perk packs to your cart (most Perks are a combination of one or two physical items with digital perks, so add-ons can be calculated choosing the perk that contains the add-on you would like).

For example: 

For Plush Perk with Unsigned Book Add-on;

1) Add £20 Perk. 

2) Click ‘Check Shipping Cost’ to add to cart.

3) Click back, select £35 Perk

4) Click ‘Check Shipping Cost’ to add to cart

5) Enter your address in ‘Estimate Shipping Cost’

6) Your postal options should appear!


Q. When should I pay for shipping?

A. International shipping costs do not need to be paid until perks are ready to be shipped (mid to late 2015).

If you have already paid for shipping, or, would prefer to pay now, we will be able to match both your perk payment and shipping payment at the end of the campaign.

If our campaign is not successful, our web shop will refund you for any shipping cost you have paid for.

If you haven’t yet paid for international shipping, our Web Shop will email you with a Check Out link where you can select your preferred shipping service and pay via Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover or PayPal, when your items are ready to be shipped (mid to late 2015).

If you move before your perks are ready to be shipped, don't worry! You will easily be able to update your postal address when you pay for shipping.

Q. When will the perks be shipped?

A. As mentioned above, our ‘Estimated Delivery’ date is listed as December 2015, however we hope to deliver your perks much earlier than that. The reason we have stated December 2015 is to give us good time to produce the film then use final images and artwork from the film to develop the Limited Edition ‘Off to the Vet’ perks such as the Plush, T-Shirt, Art Prints and Book. We will be working hard to deliver all perks as soon as they are available and would hope our backers receive theirs much earlier than December 2015.


If you can’t support the campaign financially, there are still lots of ways you can help. Please LikeShare and Post a link to our campaign on your social media channels and help spread the Simon's Cat word!

If you use the Indiegogo Share Tools we will be able to see who has been spreading the Simon's Cat word and will be offering some very cool goodies to say thank you!

Thank you for your support!

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£310,734GBP
raised by 10,155 people in 30 days
113% funded
0 time left
£275,850 GBP goal
Fixed Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on August 6, 2014
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    Love Simon's Cat?

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    Online Preview & Funder Blog

    • Exclusive online preview of 'Off to the Vet' + Exclusive Behind the Scenes Blog

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    Social Media Skin Pack

    • A Social Media Skin Pack + Animatic Teasers + Exclusive Behind the Scenes Blog + Exclusive online preview of 'Off to the Vet'

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    Car Decals x 2

    • 1 x Window removable vinyl sticker decal + 1 x Fuel cap / side removable vinyl sticker decal (2 sheets / 1 design per sheet) + Exclusive online preview of the 'Off to the Vet' film ============================ (International Shipping to be paid separately. Please read our 'International Shipping' section for details)

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    • 12 x Laptop removable vinyl sticker decals, also suitable for other items. (3 sheets, with 4 designs per sheet) + Exclusive online preview of the 'Off to the Vet' film ============================ (International Shipping to be paid separately. Please read our 'International Shipping' section for details)

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    Unsigned Hardback Book!

    • An Unsigned hardback copy of the Indiegogo Funder Edition of Simon's new book – ‘Simon’s Cat: Off to the Vet' + Full set of 5 Limited Edition Simon's Cat Collectable Cards + HD Download of the 'Off to the Vet' film' + All £10 Perks ============================ (International Shipping to be paid separately. Please read our 'International Shipping' section for details)

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    Signed Hardback Book!

    • A Signed hardback copy of the Indiegogo Funder Edition of Simon's new book – ‘Simon’s Cat: Off to the Vet' + Full set of 5 Limited Edition Simon's Cat Collectable Cards + HD Download of the 'Off to the Vet' film' + All £10 Perks ============================ (International Shipping to be paid separately. Please read our 'International Shipping' section for details)

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    • Special 'Off to the Vet' edition Simon's Cat Plush + 2 of 5 Limited Edition Simon's Cat Collectable Cards + Exclusive Behind the Scenes Blog + Exclusive online preview of 'Off to the Vet' + A Social Media Skin Pack + Animatic Teasers ============================ (International Shipping to be paid separately. Please read our 'International Shipping' section for details)

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    • Limited IGG Edition Simon's Cat Crew T-shirt + 3 of 5 Limited Edition Simon's Cat Collectable Cards + Exclusive Behind the Scenes Blog + Exclusive online preview of 'Off to the Vet' + A Social Media Skin Pack + Animatic Teasers ============================ (International Shipping to be paid separately. Please read our 'International Shipping' section for details)

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    • Limited IGG Edition Simon's Cat Crew T-shirt + Special 'Off to the Vet' edition Simon's Cat Plush + 4 of 5 Limited Edition Simon's Cat Collectable Cards + Exclusive Behind the Scenes Blog + Exclusive online preview of 'Off to the Vet' + A Social Media Skin Pack + Animatic Teasers ============================ (International Shipping to be paid separately. Please read our 'International Shipping' section for details)

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    Small Signed Art Print

    • Small Signed Limited Edition "Off to the Vet" Storyboard Art Print (240mm x 300mm) + Full Set of Limited Edition Simon's Cat Collectable Cards + Exclusive Behind the Scenes Blog + Exclusive online preview of 'Off to the Vet' + A Social Media Skin Pack + Animatic Teasers ============================ (International Shipping to be paid separately. Please read our 'International Shipping' section for details)

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    Medium Signed Art Print

    • Medium Signed Limited Edition "Off to the Vet" Storyboard Art Print (315mm x 442mm) + Full Set of Limited Edition Simon's Cat Collectable Cards + Exclusive Behind the Scenes Blog + Exclusive online preview of 'Off to the Vet' + A Social Media Skin Pack + Animatic Teasers ============================ (International Shipping to be paid separately. Please read our 'International Shipping' section for details)

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    Large Signed Art Print

    • Large Signed Limited Edition "Off to the Vet" Storyboard Art Print (430mm x 600mm) + Full Set of Limited Edition Simon's Cat Collectable Cards + Exclusive Behind the Scenes Blog + Exclusive online preview of 'Off to the Vet' + A Social Media Skin Pack + Animatic Teasers ============================ (International Shipping to be paid separately. Please read our 'International Shipping' section for details)

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    Drawing Masterclass

    • Drawing Masterclass with Simon via Google Hangout (Date and time TBC) + Small Signed Limited Edition "Off to the Vet" Storyboard Art Print (240mm x 300mm) + Full Set of Limited Edition Simon's Cat Collectable Cards + Exclusive Behind the Scenes Blog + Exclusive online preview of 'Off to the Vet' + A Social Media Skin Pack + Animatic Teasers ============================ (International Shipping to be paid separately. Please read our 'International Shipping' section for details)

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    Your Pet Drawn by Simon

    • Your Pet Drawn & Signed by Simon + Large Signed Limited Edition "Off to the Vet" Storyboard Art Print (430mm x 600mm) + Limited IGG Edition Simon's Cat Crew T-shirt + Full set of Limited Edition Simon's Cat Collectable Cards + Exclusive Behind the Scenes Blog + Exclusive online preview of 'Off to the Vet' + A Social Media Skin Pack + Animatic Teasers ============================ (International Shipping to be paid separately. Please read our 'Int. Ship

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