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HG Chicken is a cartoon with a voice cast that stars comedians Bobcat Goldthwait, Jonathan Katz, Maria Bamford and Todd Barry. A Kickstarter campaign (www.HGChicken.com) has been launched for the animated production about an evil, mutant, time-traveling chicken (Goldthwait) and his robot sidekick (Katz).
The voice cast also includes filmmakers Lloyd Kaufman (Toxic Avenger, Class of Nuke ‘Em High), Herschell Gordon Lewis (Blood Feast, 2000 Maniacs), as well as Samantha Newark (Jem) and Trevor Lissauer (Sabrina the Teenage Witch).
The cartoon is being produced, directed & co-written by animator Mike Salva, who’s made a handful of animated shorts that have had over 100 film festival screenings. Salva plans to make HG Chicken into the length of a half hour show, and to use it as a pilot for a proposed animated series. A 30-second clip from the cartoon can be seen on the Kickstarter page.
In exchange for supporting the project, backers can choose from rewards including digital downloads of the cartoon, onscreen thanks credit, posters, t-shirts, associate producer credit, and more. There are even options for backers to be drawn as a character in the cartoon. (One option even promises the backer’s character can “die a horrible and grisly” onscreen death.)
The project is live on Kickstarter until Nov. 20, 2014. During this time, backers can become part of the animated project and get access to the rewards at www.HGChicken.com (that URL redirects to the Kickstarter page).
Synopsis: HG Chicken and the Chronological Order is about a giant mutant chicken who steals a time machine and uses it to wreak havoc on the life of Nick Carver, the scientist who created him. In an effort to stop HG Chicken and his sidekick robot, Nick must regularly travel back in time while being accompanied by his friends Zee & Alvy, and they get their instructions from a mysterious ancient society known as The Chronological Order. Oh, and by the way, Nick's young niece, Kristal, is bored and wants to travel in time, too.