Fund “The Book Of Mojo” On Indiegogo To Increase Diversity In 3D Animated Films
Last week we reported on the 3D animated film Home becoming the first Dreamworks Animated Network film that featured a character of color in a lead role. In hopes for more animated characters to be diverse, a group of professional animators have joined forces to create an animated short, titled The Book Of Mojo. Creator and director Everett Downing of The Book Of Mojo stated via the Indiegogo campaign about the new project:
“We are crowdfunding an animated short based on the first issue as proof of concept for an original series or feature film. We are industry professionals with decades of combined experience at studios like Pixar, Disney, Dreamworks and Blue Sky Studio and we’re passionate about pushing the boundaries of American animation. We don’t think we’re alone. We believe that with your support, we can prove that there is a strong fan base that wants to see more of this world and its characters.”
The Book Of Mojo is about a 13-year-old African-American witch named Creepy who was separated from her father due to an accident. In order to reunite with him, Creepy has to learn the secrets of magic. During her mission, Creepy stumbles across magical artifact named Mojo while being chased by a group of men. Mojo has no recollection of what or who it is and Creepy, for selfish purposes, helps Mojo learn about its origins. Despite their team effort, the more they learn about where Mojo came from, the more their lives become endangered.
Currently The Book Of Mojo’s IndieGogo campaign has raised $18,011 with a key goal of $80,000. Fundraising for the animated short ends May 1, 2015, so be sure to donate for this film to be featured in a theater near you.
Below is a trailer depicting the first time Creepy and Mojo meet. Are you in?