By Erik "PK" Blackwell
Zenescope Entertainment proudly unveiled the first three minutes of their ‘Grimm Fairy Tales Animated’ pilot today, in what is sure to be a blast to the past in quirky graphic adult 1980’s style animation.
In their press release, company spokesman Stephen Haberman was quoted as saying:
We have completed the pilot for the animated series and are in the final stages of getting all of our rewards together to ship out to the backers. Overall, our fan-base and pledgers are just excited to have been a part of the process and have been extremely supportive, and patient as we get the rewards in order.
Kickstarter gave us the opportunity to ask the people if they would want our Grimm Fairy Tales animated series, and they responded yes. We didn’t have to go through the Hollywood process, and still came out with an A+ product, with a ton of talent on board. We hope more individuals with great ideas use Kickstarter as a way to make their projects a reality, but also to gauge the interest.
‘Grimm Fairy Tales Animated’ is based on the long running comic by Zenescope Entertainment, who decided to try for an animated series to be funded through crowdsourcing.
From the original Kickstarter campaign:
We, at Zenescope Entertainment, find it hard to believe that Grimm Fairy Tales is approaching its 75th issue. When we started publishing the comic book back in 2005, we just hoped it would make it to issue six so we could collect it into a graphic novel. But at some point it took on a life of its own; we began to dream of all the possibilities and mediums it could be translated into. Wouldn’t it make a great live action TV series? What about an animated anthology? We had some interest from different studios and producers but for one reason or another a deal never materialized. We never gave up hope of Grimm Fairy Tales becoming more than a comic book but it began to look like a real long shot.
Then we met a very talented director named Jon Schnepp. Jon has directed a ton of great stuff like The Venture Bros. and Metalocalypse and he loved our series. He got the material and had an incredible take on turning it into an animated series right from the start. We began to think that maybe we didn’t need the Hollywood system to turn Grimm Fairy Tales into one seriously cool animated series. Jon has done a ton of work with Titmouse and he knew they would get behind a project like this. Grimm Fairy Tales has a tremendous, loyal fan base and we felt that this was something they would want to see. All we needed was the money to produce it. That’s why we’re here at Kickstarter. Through this incredible site and with the help of our amazing fans we can make this series a reality. And best of all we can make it the way it should be made…bad ass and sexy.
While I haven’t personally read the comics; the questionable animation and borderline ridiculous voice acting from the first 3 minutes of this pilot, makes me say “I’ll have to pass.”
If you enjoy graphic violence, poor voice casting and scantily clad sword wielding big chested women, then this is the kind of movie you will love!