Support Hullabaloo, A Steampunk Animated Film


Here’s something pretty neat I just came across. It’s a 2D animation from some veteran Disney artists called Hullaballoo. Looks like they’re trying to raise some funds for it (and doing a helluva good job so far—goal of $80,000 and they’ve already hit over $212,000) on Indiegogo. Here’s a brief synopsis from their Indiegogo page:

Hullabaloo is the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father–the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring–missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.

Together, Veronica and Jules learn that Jonathan Daring has been kidnapped by a mysterious group of influential persons, who seek to use his latest invention for nefarious purposes. These villains are wealthy and influential and neither Veronica nor Jules can stop them openly. But determined to save her father and holding true to the family creed that technology should be used for the good of all, not the greed of some, Veronica assumes the secret identity of “Hullabaloo”, a goggled crusader who uses wits and science to combat evil and oppose the nefarious conspiracy that has taken her father.

But the question remains: what are the villains up to? What do they plan to do with Jonathan Daring’s mysterious new technology? And will Veronica and Jules be able to stop them in time?

Sounds pretty good, and from what I saw on the video, it looks pretty awesome to. I just might throw in a buck to help these guys out. Hell, the more they get the better it’ll be. Right? Why not. Check out their Indiegogo page and and see what you can do for them. Also check out their site for more info, and their Facebook page.

Hullabaloo Image 1


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1 Comment

  1. First image looks like a still from the justifiably-forgotten Disney film Atlantis, which was a knock-off of Japanese serial Nadia: Secret of Blue Water.

    The Japanese were really out in front on this whole steampunk thing. Miyazaki’s Castle in the Sky (1986) hits all the beats: coal-fired airships, sky pirates, ancient technology, robot friends, fisticuffs in top hats, the works!

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