Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Hullabaloo, a very cool 2D Animation Project

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I heard of this project somewhere online and felt compelled to share.  I'm not soliciting anyone to fund it or anything, well cause its already exceeded its original goal of $80,000 and with twenty some days left it is up into $260,000. I just thought that it sounded pretty cool.  

From their website  
" 'Hullabaloo' is a 2D (hand-drawn) animated steampunk film that hopes to help preserve the dying art of 2D animation; and by supporting this project, you get to help save 2D animation from an untimely demise. We want you to join us in making a short film that will showcase the world of Hullabaloo, which we can show to investors to fund a full length 2D feature. 2D animation is a beautiful but dying art form that the animation studios have all but abandoned. 

In addition to helping save 2D animation, Hullabaloo aims to encourage girls to explore science and adventure. The film's two protagonists are both young women and both scientists who use their intellect, wits, and courage to fight greed and corruption. We hope that Veronica Daring and her friend Jules will serve as positive role models for girls of all ages and encourage them to get excited about science, engineering, and sci-fi."

I bolded the the parts that I especially thought were most interesting.  It seems that 2D is facing some of the same challenges that traditional books are with the movement to electronic books and 3D effects.  I for one am saddened by that. I found it especially intersting to read the list of Disney veteran animators, cg modelers, acclaimed artists, musicians and voice talents that are involved in this project.     Plus, how cool is that to have a film that hopes to inspire girls in such a fun exciting way.  

I tried to embed the video for you, but they aren't showing up to well.  So here's some links: Youtube Steampunk animation Clip1  and My favorite  Hullabaloo Steampunk Animation Campaign.  If you want more information on the whole project, it's here.  


  1. Love this:

    aims to encourage girls to explore science and adventure.

    Sweet and thanks for sharing!

    1. I couldn't resist posting about it, love the name and the clips they have so far look fabulous.