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Battu: An Animated Musical

A project in Los Angeles, CA by Chaz Bottoms

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A musical short film that combines animation, hip hop, and hiplet.
Backers: 151
Average Pledge Per Backer: $76

Funded: $11,432 of $7,500
Dates: Oct 28th -> Nov 27th (31 days)
Project By: Chaz Bottoms
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Latest News

Cartoon Network Greenlit Black Animator's Kickstarter-Funded Musical

July 15th - via:
Hiplet is a fusion of hip-hop and ballet that originated in Chicago and is the basis of the series as viewers get to know teen protagonists Otis, a laidback street hip-hop urchin, and Jada, a plus-sized up-and-coming ballet dancer, in their attempts to find acceptance. (Read More)

Last 20 hours+Shadow and Act

November 26th - via:
Hey everyone! We are in the last wee hours of the campaign. If you haven’t donated or want to, you have until tomorrow morning to do so! I’m so happy with how far we have come. Check out our write up in Shadow and Act now in the PRESS section of... (Read More)


November 24th - via:
Hey everyone! We have until Wednesday morning, 11/27 to push Battu to hit our stretch goals. I really want us to be able to hit at least our second one, and we can’t do it without you. As the holidays approach the best gift we could give is... (Read More)

Let's Keep Pushing! 5 Day Countdown!

November 21st - via:
Thank you backers, seriously. To everyone who has supported the campaign, I can't express how much this has inspired me to bring you all something really special. SInce we hit 10k, I wanted to release a small segment of a scene from the short! Check... (Read More)

WE ARE BACKED! + Stretch Goals!

November 15th - via:
Wow! What a week, we were fully funded on Tuesday, November 12. Additionally, the project Battu was featured in ToonBoom! We still have a little less than 2 weeks to go. I want to keep the momentum going, so I have expanded Kickstarter rewards and... (Read More)

Week #2 Review+SO CLOSE!

November 12th - via:
We have come such a long way in such a short period of time. We are SOLD OUT of $500 rewards. Thank you to our Executive Producers in helping get this project so close to being funded so soon. To ALL of our backers a HUGE thank you. Please, keep... (Read More)


November 5th - via:
We are a full week into the campaign and are at 62%! Thank you all who have donated/shared the campaign in any capacity. We couldn't have gotten this far with you! Please share and donate the campaign! We have received support from Matthew Cherry... (Read More)

Day 1 Summary

October 29th - via:
Wow! WE ARE 30% THERE and have only been live one day. Lets keep this momentum moving! Thank you so much to those who have donated. This project won’t be possible without your support.  (Read More)

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