VeggieTales® Co-Creator Mike Nawrocki Announces Kickstarter To Bring THE DEAD SEA SQUIRRELS To Life
Renowned Disney Animator Tom Bancroft, Legendary Producer / Filmmaker / Recording Artist Steve Taylor Join Nawrocki to Create New Animated Series Based on The Dead Sea Squirrels Early Reader Chapter Books
Now through April 1, Nawrocki and his team need to raise at least $1.2 million to fund the production and animation of the first six episodes of THE DEAD SEA SQUIRRELS, the 13-episode animated series based on Nawrocki's book series of the same name. (See THE DEAD SEA SQUIRRELS promotional video at https://youtu.be/
In order to help reach the $1.2 million fundraising goal, donors to the Kickstarter campaign receive various rewards for donating, ranging from a sneak peek of the first full animated episode to the donor being "immortalized"
THE DEAD SEA SQUIRRELS tells the story of Merle and Pearl, two 1st century squirrels from Israel who've been preserved in sea salt in a cave alongside the Dead Sea. When 10-year-old Michael discovers them 2000 years later and sneaks them home in his backpack, hijinks ensue after this salty couple reanimates and takes their new friend on adventures full of action, humor, music and character-building lessons.
To make this dream a reality, Nawrocki gathered an outstanding team of industry professionals with whom he teaches at Lipscomb University, including renowned Disney animator Tom Bancroft (Mulan, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast) and legendary producer / filmmaker / recording artist Steve Taylor, with whom he co-wrote "The Dead Sea Squirrels" theme song. They are even employing some of animation's newest and brightest stars – their students at Lipscomb, who have been hired to help animate the series in coordination with New Zealand's Mukpuddy Animation Studios.
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