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Auntie Claus: The Movie

A project in Emeryville, CA by Jon Peters

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Play a role in the creation of a new holiday Classic. A stop-motion feature film based on the award-winning book Auntie Claus.
Backers: 591
Average Pledge Per Backer: $72

Funded: $42,486 of $38,000
Dates: Sep 16th -> Oct 17th (31 days)
Project By: Jon Peters
filmanimationstop motion +Suggest

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Latest News


October 17th - via:
We did it everyone! Together we managed to put together the money to complete the Kickstarter campaign and to get the pitch package created for Auntie Claus. It was a team effort, and everyone was amazing! Thank you for anything that you gave or did... (Read More)


October 16th - via:
WHAT A JOURNEYIn the last 24 hours we have made INCREDIBLE strides! Honestly, I was not very sure that we would be able to make our goal as only 48 hours ago we had quite a distance from where we were to where we needed to be. However, we have been... (Read More)

Only 48 Hours to go!

October 15th - via:
THANK YOU!What an outpouring of generosity and emotion we have received! We’re a little over 75% of the way to our goal and moving fast! I want to thank everyone again that has contributed and has shared our links. You folks rock! We are very... (Read More)

Yippee another update!

October 14th - via:
Less than 72 hours left in our Kickstarter campaign. We have come an amazingly long way, and everyone has been incredibly kind. If nothing else comes from this I have met some wonderful people who have shared the message of this wonderful film.  We... (Read More)

Auntie Claus - Story and Music

October 13th - via:
Let's start with a little good news/bad news: The really good news is that you have only four more days of me nagging you. The bad news is we have only four more days to reach our goal and we are less than 70% funded at this point. We have had a huge... (Read More)

Auntie Claus Update and Pictures

October 11th - via:
FUNDING UPDATEWell folks, this is it. Crunch time! I want to thank all of those who have contributed so far. We have had an amazing number of contributions in the last two days which has really pushed the campaign forward! We have only 6 days left in... (Read More)

Auntie Update - Skywalker and Girl Power

October 6th - via:
Goodbye to Skywalker RanchLast week ended bittersweet as we finished the sound mix for our trailer at Skywalker Sound with Academy Award-winning sound designer Ben Burtt. We love that we completed that portion of the pitch trailer and are incredibly... (Read More)

More Great News!

October 5th - via:
Some amazing updates for you this week. First let’s start with some incredible new incentives for those who donate to the project. DONATION GIFTS: First, we have created a new thousand-dollar donation reward especially for Star Wars fans. Athena... (Read More)

Major Update - Lucasfilm's Ben Burtt!

October 2nd - via:
Sound Design for Auntie ClausWe are thrilled to announce that we are working with four-time Academy Award-winning (and nominated another six) Ben Burtt at Skywalker Sound on the audio design for the animated pitch trailer for Auntie Claus: The Movie!... (Read More)

Make Magazine Crashes the Auntie Claus Set

September 25th - via:
Just want to say thank you to all of our amazing backers. We have passed the 10,000 mark and are currently at 11,060!! Thank you so much for the continued support! As a part of their Make: Believe series the cool folks at Make came by the studio for... (Read More)

Some Amazing New Rewards!

September 23rd - via:
As of today we have some truly incredible new, one of a kind gifts available. We have created four new $3,000 level rewards that will come with original sketches that were generously donated by the award-winning Elise Primavera, author and... (Read More)

Production Update - September 22

September 20th - via:
We're only on Day 6 of our campaign and thanks to our amazing *98* backers we're already $8,900 closer toward our goal. A huge Thank You to all of the "Auntie Claus" fans out there for an unbelievable start! We wanted to give folks a little bit more... (Read More)

Thanks for an amazing launch

September 17th - via:
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