Zenescope Entertainment has announced that actress Lena Headey, (Game of Thrones, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) will be voicing the character of Sela Mathers in the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated Series. Sela is the main character of the series so getting a name like Lena Headey should help the publisher get some more backers for the Kickstarter project.
In addition to Headey, actress Briana Evigan (Step Up 2, The Devil's Carnival) joined the project recently.
The Grimm Fairy Tales Animated Series will be based on Zenescope Entertainment’s comic book series of the same name. The publisher has teamed up with Titmouse Animation Studio and Director Jon Schnepp (The Venture Bros.) to create the cartoon. This effectively goes around the traditional studio system as the group looks for funding through Kickstarter. The deadline to contribute is May 1st, 2012. Their goal is $175,000.
“We set the goal of the animated series at 175K because we wanted to give our fans and those supporting the Kickstarter a high-quality product.” Explains Zenescope Marketing Manager Stephen Haberman “We’re hiring Titmouse, one of the premiere animation studios in the world, to handle the animation. We have Jon Shnepp directing and now with Lena and Briana joining the project, we’re able to take it to another level.”
“Crowd-funding can be a powerful tool. We’ve seen some really projects find funding through Kickstarter and it’s a game changer.” Said Zenescope’s Editor-in-Chief, Ralph Tedesco “It gives us a chance to make this series the way our fans want to see it be made. We’re about a third of the way there with funding and hopefully now with the all of the talent we’ve brought on board fans will see that this can be an amazing project to back.”
You can check out the video announcement below.
If you're interested in pledging some bucks to help get the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated Series off the ground, you can head over to their Kickstarter page.
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