TV animation Producer and Director, LeSean Thomas (Makestuff,LLC) launches Kickstarter campaign for “Cannon Busters: The Animated Series.”
The project brings together talented contributors, such as Joe Madureira (Darksiders), ThomasRomain (Space Dandy), and Producer, Tim Yoon (The Legend of Korra). The campaign also garners the support from animation studio, Satelight Inc. in Japan, (Macross Frontier, Basquash!) and Cannon Busters is an animated adventure story about the value of friendship and just how far one is willing to go to maintain it. “Think The Wizard of Oz meets Hidden Fortress with a dash of Escaflowne + Hip Hop and classic RPGS — all rolled into one ride of fun, suspense, action & wackiness,” says Creator and Director of the Cannon Busters animated project, LeSean Thomas.
The story is a passion project that has been in development since 2005. It was Thomas’ first and last comic book, only producing one issue. Thomas would then go on to contribute to some of television’s most notable series, such as The Boondocks on Adult Swim serving as Co-Director (Season 1) and Supervising Character Designer (Seasons 1 & 2), Legend of Korra on Nickelodeon as a storyboard/production artist, and most recently Black Dynamite: The Animated Series on Adult Swim as Creative Producer (Season 1) & Supervising Director (Seasons 1 & 2).
Thomas and his team are looking to raise the minimum of $120k for a 8-10 minute short, in hopes to stretch goal to a full 24-minute episode.
Founded in 1995, Satelight Inc is a Japanese animation production studio based in Tokyo, with focus on creating original television and theatrical animation. Original production includes shows Macross Frontier, Bodacious Space Pirates, AKB0048, and Aquarion series.
Animebooks is an online retailer of Japanese anime/manga goods such as art books, hobby products and the manufacturing and distribution of animation art-related products.
Makestuff, LLC is an independent company focusing on animation production as well as the development of original intellectual properties.