(Permission for this thread was asked for and given in advance. I’m not saying that the Chicago Reader has said that this is the best thread in the history of the board, but I can’t stop you from believing that.)
Hi, folks! Longtime poster, first-time… no, not that… well, we’ll just go with that and I’ll cut to the chase. Elenfair and company have filmed a pilot episode for a web-driven comedy Funporium! and have a kickstarter going to raise funds to complete post-production. They’ve got Tara Strong (voice of, well, everything; Twilight Sparkle, Harley Quinn, Batgirl, Bubbles, Dil Pickles, and a couple hundred other things), Rizwan Manji (Wolf of Wall Street, Outsourced, and even more other things), and a crapload of puppets.
In a nutshell, think 30 Rock crossed with Fraggle Rock, in a behind-the-scenes take on a children’s edutainment show with a human and a puppet cast. If you’re flashing back to Greg the Bunny, imagine Greg the Bunny that focused more on puppet characters than the humans, didn’t have FOX altering the show, and didn’t have a laugh track.
Here’s Kickstarter link, so it doesn’t get lost in the noise. And if you’ve just got to see the teaser video (in the style of a telethon fundraiser) right now, bang it here and save yourself the extra click.
As noted in the kickstarter’s disclaimer on risks and challenges, all of the footage has been shot and it is in the process of being edited and scored, so this isn’t a “We’re raising money to go make a film” but rather “We’ve already shot everything and now we’re dotting the t’s, crossing the i’s, and putting the icing on the gravy.”