The TV industry is largely structured around telling new creators “No.”
When Kim Possible was being vetted for Disney, executives took the creators on a three time nationwide screening because they weren’t confident the series would do well. They were looking for an excuse to say no, and this was with incredibly talented and established creators in the animation field. The creators of Kim Possible had to go through that roller coaster in 2001. Since then, it’s only gotten worse.
We don’t think it’s fair for you, our audience, or us as creators to wait around for someone to give us permission to tell the story.
Does that mean we haven’t pitched the series? No.
So the executives didn’t like the idea? Absolutely not. Just about every executive we pitched to adored the story, characters and world. No one turned us away and many were shocked we didn’t enter the pitch competition.
The problem we kept running into was that Kamikaze isn’t for kids, and more importantly we didn’t have an established audience (aka fanbase). Executives knew their corporations wouldn’t go for such a ‘risky’ idea.
Does that mean we’re giving up on animation? Nope! The mission is still to get Kamikaze made into an animated series. Our hope is that through the webcomic we can build an army of people as passionate about Kamikaze as we are. This is only the beginning.
So how can you help? Find out here ….
We are currently seeking opportunities to pitch Kamikaze.
Are you a network, studio, or agent? A full pitch document is available upon request.
To get in touch, email us at contact [at] kamikazeanimated.com.
Are you a fan who just wants to say hi? Feel free to send an email or connect with us on Facebook or Tumblr!
In a post-apocalyptic future, feudal corporate houses hoard food and basic resources. A young freerunning courier intent on escaping her city is unwittingly thrown into a life or death game of corporate sabotage from which she might never escape.
Troubled nineteen-year-old Markesha Nin is a courier who uses her incredible freerunning skills to put food on the table for herself and her blind father, Toshi. When Markesha unwittingly delivers a bomb to the bloodthirsty head of a vicious local gang, she becomes a target marked for reprisal. Coerced into accepting protection and employment from the head of a rogue espionage and sabotage unit, Markesha is thrown into the cutthroat arena of corporate spying and begins to find her place in the world.
Learn more about the characters and setting …
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Kamikaze is a Glyph Award-winning webcomic and animated series concept by Alan Tupper, Carrie Tupper, and Havana Nguyen.
Drawing aesthetics from Batman Beyond and Carnivàle, the series combines the multi-cultural futuristic frontier of Firefly and the sweeping artistic vision of The Legend of Korra.
With a new update every Wednesday, the comic follows the vision and story of the animated series as we build towards getting the show on air.