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What is 'Hullabaloo'?

'Hullabaloo' is an animated sci-fi adventure set in a fantastic Steampunk world created by

veteran Disney animator, James Lopez.

Hullabaloo Steampunk Animation from James Lopez on youtube.

'Hullabaloo' is a 2D (hand-drawn) animated steampunk film that hopes to help preserve the dying art of 2D animation; and by supporting this project, you get to help save 2D animation from an untimely demise. We want you to join us in making a short film that will showcase the world of Hullabaloo, which we can show to investors to fund a full length 2D feature. 2D animation is a beautiful but dying art form that the animation studios have all but abandoned. But if we can fund this film with your help, we will be able to show investors that people really do want to see a feature length animated steampunk film, allowing us to get the tremendous amount of funding needed to complete Hullabaloo as the full-length feature we believe you want to see. In addition to helping save 2D animation, Hullabaloo aims to encourage girls to explore science and adventure. The film's two protagonists are both young women and both scientists who use their intellect, wits, and courage to fight greed and corruption. We hope that Veronica Daring and her friend Jules will serve as positive role models for girls of all ages and encourage them to get excited about science, engineering, and sci-fi.


Hullabaloo is being created by a team of veteran Disney artists and animators with over 100 years of experience in the animation film industry. They are led by James Lopez, himself a veteran Disney animator with 25 years of experience in the industry. Lopez, who currently teaches animation at CalArts, has worked on numerous Disney films, including The Lion King, The Princess and the Frog, Pocahontas, Flushed Away, Hercules, The Emperor's New Groove, and the Oscar-winning Paperman. In addition, the rest of the creative team includes talent that has worked on films such as Frozen, Aladdin, Wreck-It Ralph, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Enchanted, and Prince of Egypt.


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