Le Mieux & Amis - A New Educational Animation for PreK Kids!

Le Mieux & Amis - A New Educational Animation for PreK Kids!

From Jessica Woken

I'm raising money to create "Le Mieux & Amis", a cartoon for PreK kids that focuses on a Frenchy cat (Le Mieux, pronounced "Lay Meew") and his furry friends as they learn about art, culture, and friendship.

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Update #3

1 day ago

WE'RE GAINING STEAM!

A *second* press article is on its way, and we also reached $100 raised over the weekend. Woo hoo!

We'd also like to remind everyone we have mini Mieux plushies for sale. Check out all products on our website (LeMieuxComic.com/MieuxMarket) or go directly to our Facebook Shop to snag your handmade desktop plushie today. Remember: All profits go toward supporting Le Mieux & Amis!

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"Le Mieux & Amis" is a cartoon that aims to teach kids about art, culture, language, friendship, and how all those things work together to create our diverse and amazing world.

This world is SO crazy confusing! For kids, there are so many questions! And in order to help them answer all those "whys" we want to offer them paths to connect the things they know into an web of understanding that drives them to embrace the beauty of learning and the importance of diving outside their comfort zones in order to find answers.

In late 2018, Le Mieux creator Jessi received arts grant funding to help pay for the ridiculously expensive work of animating. But we still need help. That's why this fundraiser is here.

Funds will be used for two things:

  • Primarily, to pay graphic artists to animate.
  • Secondly, to pay for software licensing fees, digital storage fees, and other computer-related things that the animator's will need in order to do their jobs.

What have we done so far?

Alongside continuing the original Le Mieux comic strip for our 600+ Facebook fans with a new comic [almost] every week, we've...

  • ...created a scrolling background of the Le Mieux neighborhood for our cartoon introduction;
  • ...written and recorded a theme song;
  • ...developed our own typeface for use in credits, website, and elsewhere;
  • ...and are in the process of developing the individual personalities and movements of each of the five main characters: Le Mieux, Bunny the House Rabbit, Phil the Raccoon, La Gata the Kitten, Hobo the Oppossum, and Merv the Bear.

What's in our future?

We know we have a lot more work ahead of us. We'll have a script flushed out by June (and will share parts of it with our supporters!) and a public event June 30 to celebrate our progress up to that point.*

After that, it's more animating for our team to produce something worthy of presenting at film festivals, to animation investors, and to public and private television outlets, including online streaming outlets.

The big goal is for Le Mieux & Amis to become a common household name in educational children's programming!

And, with your help, we believe we can do it.

*The public event is required to fulfill the Minnesota Arts Grant agreement.

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Jessica Woken is a fiscal year 2019 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Jessica Woken posted a new update:
1 day ago

Update #4

WE'RE GAINING STEAM!

A *second* press article is on its way, and we also reached $100 raised over the weekend. Woo hoo!

We'd also like to remind everyone we have mini Mieux plushies for sale. Check out all products on our website (LeMieuxComic.com/MieuxMarket) or go directly to our Facebook Shop to snag your handmade desktop plushie today. Remember: All profits go toward supporting Le Mieux & Amis!

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Jessica Woken posted a new update:
5 days ago

Update #3

PRESS: STAY TUNED!
We did an interview today with a local reporter from the Red Wing (MN) Republican-Eagle. We're expecting a lovely summary piece within the next couple weeks on "Le Mieux & Amis". We're expecting this bit of press to "sound the drums" and bring in more interest, more fans, and more Fundly Donors and Supporters.
Stay tuned!

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Jessica Woken posted a new update:
12 days ago

Update #1

We're counting on some #Facebookers to Like and Share our Facebook and Fundly pages this lazy weekend and up our donation earnings before another #dreadedMonday rolls around.

If you're in the Minnesota area (and if you're anything like us), you'll be cuddling up in the upcoming snowstorm with some serious #socialmediascrolling on your hands.

Just don't #Facebook too hard. Unless it's in a #realbook, then we definitely approve.

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