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Bee and Puppycat Will Become A Series...If They Can Raise $600k

Illustration for article titled emBee and Puppycat/em Will Become A Series...If They Can Raise $600k

Hooray! It seems that the two videos we got earlier this year of Bee and Puppycat—the charming and kind of eccentric cartoon by Natasha Allegri, character designer and storyboard artist for Adventure Time—aren't all of what we get to see of the show. Well, not if Frederator Studios can raise enough money on Kickstarter.

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The idea behind the Kickstarter is to fund six episodes of Bee and Puppycat, all six minutes long, for $600,000. If they manage to raise more, they'll make more episodes—up to eleven. But if not, at minimum, there will be six television-quality episodes that are traditionally animated—as in, it's all done by hand. That takes time and effort! But the results speak for themselves: the show is gorgeous.

Here's their pitch:

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They're turning to Kickstarter because it usually takes years to get funding in the traditional way, and Kickstarter means Allegri can maintain her vision on the show. That, and we all get the show quicker.

If you haven't watched Bee and Puppycat yet, you should! Here are the first two videos...it basically follows the adventures of a a jobless twenty-something that comes across a cat-like thing that can somehow travel through space and time. You get lots of vibes from stuff like Utena, Sailor Moon/magical girls and more—it's pretty sweet, and ridiculous. That, and it features the sort of humor you might expect from Adventure Time, only more adorable. Watch:

So, if this actually happens, that would be pretty amazing. Puppycat deserves to have a happy ending! You can support the project here.

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six 6 minute episodes for $600,000 seems kind of a ripoff. do you really think Natasha spent $16,667 of her own cash and time making each of the first two 6 minute episodes? This seems more like a cash grab by the studio taking advantage of the webisode's popularity. I'd rather see one or two amazing 15 minute episodes backed in order to pitch the show for network funding.

it is an adorable conceit though so I really can't wish them anything but success.