Kickstarter Spotlight: Goblins Animated Series

One of the bigger entertainment projects on Kickstarter at the moment is the funding campaign for Goblins Animated, the web comic (by Tarol Hunt and Danielle Stephens) that hopes to make the transition into an animated series in the coming months.

The synopsis for Goblins itself is this: “GOBLINS is the story of a D and D realm told from the point of view of the little guys, the “monsters,” instead of the adventurers. It’s a heroic tale of a group normally considered evil and weak. Think Smurfs meets Game of Thrones.”

The team is looking for a pretty hefty sum of money totaling at $465,000 – an all or nothing goal that needs to be met by November 22, 2017. There have definitely been bigger goals on Kickstarter that have soared above and beyond that so it’s completely plausible, especially with talent on board like Billy West, Phil LaMarr, Tara Strong and more.

Kickstarter Rewards Include:

  • Goblins Animated Digital Wallpaper – $1
  • Episode Download Key – $15
  • Episode Download Key and Goblins Book 1 – $30
  • Episode Download Key, Goblins Book 1 & 2, a “Thank You” on the web site, and Behind-the-Scenes Footage – $50
  • Episode Download Key, Goblins Book 1 & 2, a “Thank You” on the web site, and Behind-the-Scenes Footage (Extended Version), eBook: Art of Goblins – $100
  • Everything from the above tier PLUS a sticker pack, and a Limited Edition Goblins Animated T-shirt – $150
  • Everything from above tier PLUS a paintable figurine – $300
  • Everything PLUS an exclusive print from the Final Hours Improv Draw-A-Thon, and Big Ears Plushie – $450

The smaller level tiers make a lot more sense to me – the bigger ones have some cool things but the difference between the $100 and $150 are stickers and a t-shirt which you’re paying $50 for. The $300 tier means you’re paying $150 for the figurine which is the only addition there, and the $450 tier means you’re paying $150 for a print and plushie. So once you get higher than, say, $100, I really feel like you start to lose the overall value of the rewards.

There are a lot of cool things that could’ve been done with the talent on board like custom voicemail messages, meet and greets with the cast and other such things but pretty well everything revolves around material rewards.

If the project is funded, rewards are expected to be delivered in April 2019 – so there’s quite a ways to go to get your goods. It depends on how much patience you have for these things, I suppose, and how big a fan you are of some of these people behind the project. I’m not familiar with the creators of Goblins itself, but as mentioned, Phil LaMarr, Billy West, Tara Strong, Jennifer Hale and the other voice talents are a HUGE draw to this project for me.

Check out the Kickstarter video below and visit the project here on Kickstarter.

Stephanie is a Toronto based writer and editor. She's a comic book fan, avid gamer, movie watcher, lover of music, and sarcasm. She is a purveyor of too many projects and has done work for Talking Comics, JoBlo.com, Agents of Geek, Word of the Nerd, C&G Magazine, Dork Shelf, and more.Her writing credits include "Home Sweet Huck" (Mark Millar's Millarworld Annual 2017), "Lungarella (Secret Loves of Geek Girls, 2016), "Behind Enemy Linens" (BLOCKED Anthology, 2017), "Home and Country" (Toronto Comics Anthology, 2017) and more to come. You can read more about her shenanigans over on her personal web site.

Stephanie Cooke

Stephanie is a Toronto based writer and editor. She's a comic book fan, avid gamer, movie watcher, lover of music, and sarcasm. She is a purveyor of too many projects and has done work for Talking Comics, JoBlo.com, Agents of Geek, Word of the Nerd, C&G Magazine, Dork Shelf, and more.Her writing credits include "Home Sweet Huck" (Mark Millar's Millarworld Annual 2017), "Lungarella (Secret Loves of Geek Girls, 2016), "Behind Enemy Linens" (BLOCKED Anthology, 2017), "Home and Country" (Toronto Comics Anthology, 2017) and more to come. You can read more about her shenanigans over on her personal web site.

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