Zenescope Entertainment announced today they are starting a Kickstarter campaign for Grimm Fairy Tales: The Animated Series, which is based on their comic book series. Take a look at this six-minute video which gives you an introduction into this series, along with the teaser poster. You can also CLICK HERE to learn more about the Kickstarter campaign, including what rewards you will receive, depending on the amount you pledge.
Zenescope Entertainment is proud to announce the launch of the Grimm Fairy Tales: The Animated Series Kickstarter campaign. The animated series will be directed by Jon Schnepp as well as the Titmouse Inc. animation studio. The Kickstarter will launch on Friday, March 16, 2012 and will run until May 1st, 2012.
The project requires a budget of $175,000 to cover the cost of the pilot episode and to produce the foundation materials necessary to continue the series. The official announcement of this Kickstarter project will be at WonderCon during the Hollywood and Comics 12:30 pm PST panel on March 16th. Benjamin Jackendoff will make the announcement, along with Jon Schnepp. Both will be available to discuss the project in more detail at the conclusion of the panel at the Zenescope booth, booth #100, at WonderCon, where Jon will also be signing during the show.
Zenescope Entertainment President Joe Brusha had this to say:
"We believe that our Grimm Fairy Tales comic book series would make an excellent animated series, and we've been pitching the idea to the Hollywood big-wigs for years. They've said 'There is too much Fairy Tales stuff out there,' or 'No one wants to see a gritty, dark, modern take on the fairy tales.' That's where they're wrong. We have tons of devoted fans that would love to see more of our series, and that is our chance and yours to make it happen."
Grimm Fairy Tales has been the flagship series of Zenescope Entertainment since the company started. Zenescope has grown to a top comic book publisher due to its continued success. Grimm Fairy Tales is currently the longest running independent color comic being published today and has over 1 million copies in print.
Jon Schnepp will be directing this project. He is one of the hottest animation directors in Hollywood, having already seen a great deal of success working on such series as Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Metalocalypse, and The Venture Bros. Not only will Jon Schnepp be working closely with the creators of the comic book, Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco; Zenescope will be enlisting Titmouse Inc, one of the premiere animation studios, to help with this vision.
Titmouse Inc is a premiere animation studio with top-tier talent and experience. Jon Schnepp has worked with them before on many of his projects, and much of their work rounds out the Adult Swim animation block on Cartoon Network. Their variety of experience is suited well for the Grimm Fairy Tales animation series anthology.