Animator Aaron Blaise (The Lion King, Aladdin, Beauty and The Beast) and Producer Chuck Williams (Brother Bear, Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) are bringing their knowledge and experience of animation to the public to help them fund a full-length animated feature film called Art Story.
The movie revolves around the story of…”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”.
Sounds good to me.
Whether photobombing famous paintings like “American Gothic” by Grant Wood (above), slipping into the serene setting of “Christina’s World” by Andrew Wyeth below:
The concept of having an entire movie take place within works of art (and thus introducing kids to some incredible artists) is really worth kicking in some moolah for.
And, it doesn’t hurt that the guys behind the film have decades of experience and the know-how to bring the film to fruition (always a plus now that crowdfunding is starting to drown in a sea of people who don’t follow through on their work).
So, check out their Kickstarter campaign HERE (the pledge gifts are really quite good) and watch their pitch video below.
Let’s get more animations funded people!