Disney Vets to Save Dying Traditional Animation


I dug Frozen and Tangled is one of my absolute favorites... but there is just something charming about traditional hand drawn animation that not even the best CGI artist can ever capture.

Enter James Lopez (The Lion King, Pocahontas, Paperman), Rick Farmiloe (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin) and other Disney animation veterans. They launched an Indiegogo campaign to help fund their film, Hullabaloo.

As of the writing of this Quick Bit post, the project is already funded at 179% with less than a month remaining... good news so far. I love me a good steampunk tale, so to see such an ambitious project so widely anticipated that it is damn near 200% funded is a bloody godsend.

According to their Indiegogo page, the story of Hullabaloo is:

...the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father--the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring--missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.

Together, Veronica and Jules learn that Jonathan Daring has been kidnapped by a mysterious group of influential persons, who seek to use his latest invention for nefarious purposes. These villains are wealthy and influential and neither Veronica nor Jules can stop them openly. But determined to save her father and holding true to the family creed that technology should be used for the good of all, not the greed of some, Veronica assumes the secret identity of “Hullabaloo”, a goggled crusader who uses wits and science to combat evil and oppose the nefarious conspiracy that has taken her father.

But the question remains: what are the villains up to? What do they plan to do with Jonathan Daring’s mysterious new technology? And will Veronica and Jules be able to stop them in time?

Personally, I'm looking forward to this... make sure to check out their Indiegogo page for more information.

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