Over on Cartoonbrew there was quite a stir when an article was written about Blur’s latest attempt at getting a “Goon” story reel funded on Kickstarter.
Last week, a Kickstarter was launched to fund an animated adaptation of Eric Powells Dark Horse-published comic The Goon. The project has a lot of high-profile names attached to it including live-action director David Fincher (Fight Club, Se7en), vfx/animation outfit Blur Studio, and actors Paul Giamatti and Clancy Brown.
TNow, Fincher, Blur, et al., are asking for the largest amount yet for a Kickstarter animated project$400,000. Whats especially noteworthyand troublesomeabout their campaign is that not a single frame of animation will be produced for that amount of money. Because they are asking for $400,000 to create a story reel for the feature film.
Some have raised concerned that high profile folks will drown out the rest of the Kickstarters and truly indie groups. While others have a hatred for all things Hollywood and feel that getting it funded this way is not cool. Espececially for a demo reel that no one will see.
Here is the following article for Tim Miller
What are ya’lls thoughts?