2014 marks the sixtieth anniversary of Godzilla, the world’s most famous movie monster. Around the globe, people are celebrating this momentous occasion in many different ways, but no one honors Godzilla better than his homeland of Japan. The Big Godzilla Special Effects Exhibition will display original props, suits, production art and memorabilia in one centralized location - and it’s only on display in Tokyo for two weeks.
Exhibits like these are rarely seen by westerners and only a small fraction of the English speaking world has ventured to the land of the rising sun to view them. They return home with tales and photos of movie history and have had them published in fan magazines and on websites for decades. But with recent advances in technology, we can now share these stories and images in beautiful high definition.
If successfully funded, I will travel to Japan to document the Big Godzilla Special Effects Exhibition and interview key members from Godzilla’s sixty-year history. The images and footage collected will be edited into a feature length documentary that will be available on YouTube titled Hail to the King: 60 Years of Destruction. If we meet some stretch goals, this documentary could eventually be available through Video On Demand services. We have an awesome group of artists and fans who are helping to create some of the incredible perks for the campaign.
Time is of the essence! Without a doubt, our biggest challenge is the ticking clock of funding this project, traveling to Tokyo and documenting this exhibit in a very short timeframe. If we meet our goal, we will only have four days in Japan to capture this monumental opportunity.
Additionally, time also comes into play once the team assembles back in America. With less than three months to create the documentary, Martin and Kyle have their work cut out for them but they are excited to have the opportunity to work together.
Of course other challenges exist - the team will need to keep backers updated and coordinate with the creative collaborators to make sure the backers get their perks on time for donating. But while the entire team is fully committed to making this project a reality, only your donation can get this documentary off the ground. Please help us celebrate Godzilla’s legacy by contributing to this independent documentary and thrilling kaiju fans around the world.
Godzilla: Heritage still needs your help! You can support the production’s Kickstarter here.
Reading Rainbow Everywhere: LeVar Burton reacts to hitting $1 Million Kickstarter goal
NO NO NO NO NO NO NO. Thank youuu
we love you!!!!!
LeVar Burton reacts to his Reading Rainbow campaign raising $1 million, and gives a tearful thank you.
This is so sweet.
Humans of all ages: our new Kickstarter is well underway. Our goal: to riff the 1998 Godzilla, starring Matthew Broderick in another live nationwide simulcast.
This movie has a giant lizard of course, but this one has SHAPELY, SEXY LEGS. It has Matthew Broderick, who IN HIS VERY FIRST SCENE SINGS A SHOW TUNE. It’s chock full of wrecked buildings, exploding vehicles, truly terrible quips and an inordinate number of scenes involving fish.
It’s our standout, number one, most requested riff ever. And since it’s a Hollywood studio movie, it costs a small fortune for us to riff it. So we’re asking you good people to join in on the fun, kick in some dough and enjoy some very nice rewards.
Still remaining at the higher levels is one of my favorite rewards: I WILL COMPOSE AND PRODUCE YOU A SONG, on whatever subject you choose, in whatever style you choose. Please know that I don’t work blue and I suck at rap.
So thank you for contributing. Thank you for considering. And just plain thank you for being such wonderful fans.
You can help the Rifftrax / MST3K guys get the 1998 version of GODZILLA starring Matthew Broderick for their next nationwide simulcast!
CONTRIBUTE TO THIS KICKSTARTER RIGHT NOW
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Bear Simulator is a real game being devolved by Farjay Studios. You’ll basically explore, catch fish, attack stuff in your way, sleep and level up. It is described as being FPB or First Person Bear.
OH MY GODDD
This may be more than I can bear.
Art Story Kickstarter by Aaron Blaise & Chuck Williams
Sometimes a Kickstarter comes along and you want to go straight to the bank and withdraw everything you have and just throw all your money at the computer screen - this is one of those times.
Veteran Disney animators Aaron Blaise & Chuck Williams have joined forces to create something pretty magical - ART STORY!
It’s a story about an 11-year-old, meticulous boy, WALT, and his crazy, loopy GRANDPA — two complete opposites — who get stuck in a vast, imaginative WORLD OF PAINTINGS. Inside, they cross paths with a ruthless painted character determined to make it into our world. In order to get home and stop the villain, Walt and Grandpa have to set aside their differences, work together and navigate worlds where the rules can change around every corner.
It’s structured like a hilarious, character-driven, buddy picture (“Planes, Trains & Automobiles,” “I Love You, Man” etc.), but takes place INSIDE THE WORLD OF SOME OF THE GREAT MASTER PAINTINGS OF ALL TIME … where the characters change their appearance to match the style of each painting — and meet lots of wildly entertaining characters. It also explores and was inspired by that special relationship between a grandchild and their grandparent — not something you see often in films nowadays.
Joan Gratz gave us a great look into how the world of animation and fine art can blend in her Academy Award winning short, Mona Lisa Descending A Staircase. And I think Art Story is something that would take that to the next level.
Art Story looks and sounds like it could be a really great and thought provoking film. I highly recommend checking out and possibly donating to the films KICKSTARTER.
For more information check out a short interview that Aaron Blaise & Chuck Williams did over at Aint it Cool News.
oh my god this looks amazing
3D-REX: A 3D Printed Tyrannosaurus Rex Sculpture
Move your wall hangings into storage, namisu from Madrid and Edinburgh has created something a bit different for your wall. Their Kickstarter project for 3D printed Tyrannosaurus Rex Sculptures aims to bring together the tradition of fossil collecting and displaying with new technologies. In doing so this design team has played with nature’s creations to influence some of their own. The sculptures they have designed are wire frame fossils created with Selective Laser Sintering, which the team states “feels and looks more like something between wood and stone, rather than plastic. It actually feels like a fossil!” The project comes in two designs, one for walls, and one for tables. You can check out the rest of their Kickstarter project, and their video discussion, here.