If you can dream it, you can do it. -Walt Disney
Quality is a great business plan. -John Lasseter
Let's make some funny pictures. -Tex Avery
I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend. -Howard Zinn
When critics sit in judgment it is hard to tell where justice leaves off and vengeance begins. -Chuck Jones
And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? -Jesus
A man should never neglect his family for business. -Walt Disney
What's most important in animation is the emotions and the ideas being portrayed. -Ralph Bakshi
Once you have heard a strange audience burst into laughter at a film you directed, you realize what the word joy is all about. -Chuck Jones
Before enlightenment: chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment: chop wood, carry water. -Buddhist Proverb
Share your views on the state of the Animation Industry.
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It's a bright and beautiful world for independent creators in the business.
This is the beginning of a new Golden Age of Animation like we've never seen before!
Kickstarter and crowdfunding and the victory of Internet based entertainment is changing the landscape to a new world of creativity and opportunity completely unfettered to anyone but the end user! A direct connection to one's audience with nobody in between!
From distribution to project funding to direct sales and pre-sales to a community based market for anyone and everyone.
A new nitty gritty!
Good luck to all and God speed as we venture enter this great new era!
Last night I was at DreamWorks. The occasion being the screening of the annual Animation Show of Shows.
Remarkable collection of films! Amazing and exciting things are happening in animation all throughout the world.
On top of it the success of many recent Kickstarter campaigns and you feel the pulse of it all.
Celebrate a new day fellow creatives!
Been a long time coming and now it's here!
Things are happening faster in the biz!
Deals and projects that were dormant or treading water have come to life and are moving forward. Deal wheeling on a Sunday afternoon.
Kickstarter is kicking some starts alright.
Look at some of these campaigns!
'Lust' book project from a group of artists in Chicago. Shooting for $4000 they're at $56,730 with 9 days to go...
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/44f ... t?ref=city
'Anomolisa' stop motion film project from Burbank looking for $200,000 and wind up with $406,237 funded last month in September...
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ano ... a?ref=card
'Homestuck' online comic setting a $700,000 goal and winds up with $2,485,506 through 24,346 backers...
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/142 ... ref=search
'Timber and Stone' video game with a goal of $50,000 they're at $57,239 with 4 days to go...
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/110 ... ecommended
'The Art of Pasteurized' with a $6000 goal is at $4385 with 19 days to go...
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nic ... ecommended
'Alison and Her Rainy Day Robot' goal $5000 has $13,338 pledged with 26 days to go...
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/214 ... ecommended
'The Smart Phone Robot' with a goal of $100,000 they're already at $105,819 with 23 days to go...
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pet ... me_popular
And there's many more creative projects across a wide spectrum of funding goals with many of them succeeding!
This is a great day and age for artists and the best time I've ever seen for independent projects!
More proof of the age we're in.
Check out the tremendous results of Philadelphia based "The Order of the Stick Reprint Drive" on Kickstarter which wrapped up last February. Aiming for $57,750 the project raised an astounding $1,254,120 through 14,952 backers...
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/599 ... e?ref=card
The "I DRAW COMICS Sketchbook & Reference Guide" out of Chicago was looking to raise $10,000 and got $245,870 through 6,466 backers last month...
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bra ... e?ref=card
The "Penny Arcade" campaign out of Seattle had a goal of $250,000 and realized $528,144 through 9,069 backers two months ago in August...
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pen ... t?ref=card
Man, I love this stuff.
Here's a Kickstarter campaign in progress. It's for a game called "Boss Monster".
Looking for a modest $12K, they've got $111,069 pledged so far from 2,656 backers with 10 days yet to go!
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bro ... e_location
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