Zenescope’s Animated Series Screening Party during New York Comic Con Weekend

 

Zenescope Entertainment and Titmouse Studios are proud to announce the Grimm Fairy Tales the Animated Series screening party event during New York Comic Con weekend in October.

The pilot episode of Zenescope’s, Titmouse’s, and Schneppzone’s Grimm Fairy Tales series, which was fully funded through the crowd-funding website Kickstarter, will make its much-anticipated debut at an exclusive event on October 13th in Manhattan. The party will include the main event screening of the pilot and will be preceded by a fairy tale-themed burlesque show performed by the renowned Ink & Paint Burlesque.

The event is being held at Times Scare @ 669 8th Avenue New York City on Saturday, October 13th, with doors opening at 10pm. After a one hour open bar, the burlesque show will begin at 11pm to be followed by the Grimm Fairy Tales pilot episode.

Tickets for this exclusive event are on sale now but are extremely limited. Tickets are $75 and include one-hour open bar, the Fairy Tale Burlesque show and the main event viewing of the brand new pilot episode. Further, all attendees will receive a signed limited edition art print and a limited edition Grimm Fairy Tales comic book exclusive to the event.

Get Tickets here: https://www.zenescope.com/comics/51-grimm-fairy-tales-the-animated-series/issues/427

“This screening party will be our first opportunity to show off the animated series so many fans have been waiting for,” said Zenescope’s Marketing Director, Stephen Haberman, “Plus those in attendance are getting open bar, a burlesque show and limited edition gifts. We’re stoked!”

During New York Comic Con there will be a Zenescope panel that will premiere a first look at Zenescope’’s Grimm Fairy Tales the Animated Series. The panel will feature director Jon Schnepp, Grimm Fairy Tales writers and creators Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco, actress Brianna Evigan, and other special guests. Like Zenescope @ www.zenescope.com/facebook for more details!

About Zenescope Entertainment

Zenescope Entertainment was founded by Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco in 2005 and has quickly grown into one of the top comic book and graphic novel publishing companies in the world. Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales, and subsequent spinoff series such as Escape From Wonderland, Neverland and The Piper, put a dark twist on classic fables and are some of the best-selling and longest running original independent comic books on shelves today. Zenescope’s licensed titles include the on-going, critically acclaimed Charmed series, based off of the long-running popular television series, as well as Se7en and Final Destination, based off of New Line Cinema’s successful film franchises.

About Times Scare

TIMES SCARE is a year-round haunted attraction located in the heart of New York City at 42nd and 8th Ave in one of the most haunted buildings in the nation. Times Scare includes a high tech Haunted House that is lurking with psychopathic patients who taunt, chase, and hunt you at every turn, a 300-seat theater featuring nightly performances by Shock Illusionist Dan Sperry in his off-Broadway show entitled “MAGIC SHOW” and much more. The Crypt Cafe inside Times Scare is home to a full menu serving delicacies to die for and two fully stocked themed bars with signature cocktails and a lounge. Whether you are enjoying one of the live shows, braving the haunted house or just stopping by to grab a BITE to eat you won’t want to miss this unique venue on your next trip…we’re dying to serve you!

Grimm Fairy Tales the Animated Series Support is still open!

We were so amazed by the support we received for our Grimm Fairy Tales the Animated Series Kickstarter project and we have our awesome fans to thank for that. In fact, we are the #1 highest funded animated series in Kickstarter’s history!

Now that this series is a reality, a lot of those fans have been asking, “Can we still support the project?” We have decided to continue to offer a variety of the Kickstarter pledge rewards in the hopes of raising more money to make more episodes. Head to our donation page and let everyone know that we’re going to continue to take pledges towards Grimm Fairy Tales the Animated Series. The pilot is now in pre-production. Get in on this awesome project!!!

http://donate.zenescope.com

Kickstarter: One Week Left

http://kck.st/wjSM8D

We’re in our last week for the Kickstarter campaign to fund the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated Series. We have aimed to bring our fans the highest quality project we can offer and reward them for their support. We have just announced that all backers of the Kickstarter that pledge $50 or more will get $50 worth of printed back issues, on top of all the other pledge rewards we have previously announced for each level.

 The Newest Incentives!

 And we also made a “featured incentive” which has a little bit of everything at a fair price point. We called it The Grimm Bagg.

The Grimm Bagg

Here is an update of all the exciting artist, voice over, and pledge announcements we have made…

ComiXology will be the official supplier of all of the digital copies of our comic books for this project:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/212378023/grimm-fairy-tales-animated-series/posts/192705

Briana Evigan (Step Up 2, Devil’s Carnival) joins the project to voice a character:

http://youtu.be/7Omc2jTe8EA

Lena Headey (Game of Thrones, 300) joins the project to voice Sela:

http://youtu.be/knLWr9YHfK0

Alex Pardee and Bill Sienkiewicz join the project as artists:

http://youtu.be/lBQFAPDfr70

Eric Powell and Roman Dirge also join the project as artists:

http://youtu.be/c6posMdNFeM

Chris Hardwick (NERDIST) joins the project to voice a character:

http://youtu.be/JAUKFDwrSkQ

MMA Warrior Josh Barnett joins the project to voice a character:

http://youtu.be/1B01GNluTXI

We have a great deal of positive support, and we are seeing it from the fans, as well as the talented folks looking to get involved. We now just need the pledges. It is an all or nothing funding system, so if we don’t get fully funded, we won’t receive any funding at all.

We have really appreciated all of the excellent coverage we have been getting on the project, and we just need to make one more big push to reach our goal. We have broken the $100,000 mark today. 

Support Our Kickstarter, and let’s make this project happen!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/212378023/grimm-fairy-tales-animated-series

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT ADD BILL SIENKIEWICZ, ALEX PARDEE TO KICKSTARTER PROJECT

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT ADD BILL SIENKIEWICZ, ALEX PARDEE TO KICKSTARTER PROJECT

Philadelphia,PA, April 17, 2012 – Zenescope Entertainment has announced that renowned artists Bill Sienkiewicz and Alex Pardee have joined on the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated Series Kickstarter project. The Kickstarter project is in its final two weeks of funding and is looking for a goal of $175,000.

Here is the video announcement: http://youtu.be/lBQFAPDfr70

The talent associated with this project continues to grow, with Zenescope having recently announced the actresses Lena Headey (Game of Thrones, 300) and Briana Evigan (Sorority Row, The Devil’s Carnival) have joined the cast.  Jon Schnepp (Metalocalypse, The Venture Bros.) is directing with Titmouse Studios handling the animation.  Now the team has added legendary artist Bill Sienkiewicz and the ultra-talented Alex Pardee to the mix of animators/designers. This collection of talent makes the Grimm Animated Series one of the highest-quality projects featured on Kickstarter right now. Companies have also seen the project as a worthwhile project to support, with Kickstarter making the project a Staff Pick, and ComiXology handling all of the digital comic rewards.

Zenescope has also put together the definitive rewards package called the “Grimm Bagg”, which features rewards from everyone involved, including the blu-ray combo pack of the series, poster, an art book, graphic novel, signed glossy, trading card and more.  The idea is to get 1000 supporters who want to help make this happen to pledge for the $98 Grimm Bagg which would get this project fully funded.  Pledgers are not charged anything unless the project reaches its goal on May 1st.

To pledge to Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales Animated series go to http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/212378023/grimm-fairy-tales-animated-series

Or go to www.kickstarter.com and search for Zenescope.

Lena Headey joins the Animated Series Kickstarter Project!

 

Zenescope Entertainment has announced that actress Lena Headey, star of the immensely popular HBO television series GAME OF THRONES, will be joining the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated Series to voice the lead character, Sela Mathers.  Lena’s extensive resume includes her role as Queen Gorgo in 300 and as Sarah Connor in TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES.   This announcement comes on the heels of another talented actress, Briana Evigan (Step Up 2, Sorority Girls, The Devil’s Carnival), having joined onto the project last week.

The GRIMM FAIRY TALES Animated Series will be based on Zenescope Entertainment’s popular comic book series of the same name.  What makes this situation unique is that Zenescope has teamed with Titmouse Animation Studio and Director Jon Schnepp (Metalocalypse, The  Venture Bros.) to bypass the traditional film studio system by seeking funding  for the  animated series through popular website Kickstarter.com (http://kck.st/wjSM8D ).  The project is live on Kickstarter now until May 1st, 2012 and has a pledge goal of $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 partnering with Titmouse, one of the premiere animation studios in the world, to handle the animation.  We have Jon Schnepp 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 exciting 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.”

Here is a link to the video announcement: http://youtu.be/knLWr9YHfK0

About Grimm Fairy Tales
Grimm Fairy Tales is an ongoing horror/fantasy comic book series by Zenescope Entertainment that started publication in 2005.  The series presents reinventions of classic fairy tales with modern twists and expanded plots. The story revolves around Sela Mathers, a Professor of Literature who has been given the ability to drastically affect people’s lives by teaching them morality lessons through fairy tales.

About Zenescope Entertainment
Zenescope Entertainment was founded by Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco in 2005 and has quickly grown into one of the top comic book and graphic novel publishing companies in the world.  Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales and subsequent spinoff series such as Escape From Wonderland, Neverland and The Piper, which put a dark twist on classic fables, are some of the best-selling and longest running original independent comic books on shelves today.   Zenescope’s licensed titles include the on-going, critically acclaimed Charmed series, based off of the long-running popular television series, as well as Se7en and Final Destination, based off of New Line Cinema’s successful film franchises.

 

Support Our Kickstarter!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/212378023/grimm-fairy-tales-animated-series

Grimm Universe March Madness FINAL FOUR

 

All the votes are in and it’s time for the results! Thank you for all of your votes! This Round had the closest contested matches! You seem to have been enjoying the voting and we are seeing a lot of people get involved.  We love it! So, here’s the results!

Check it out:

Match #1 Winner = Calie Liddle beat Tinker Belle

Match #2 Winner = Death beat Dream Eater!

Match #3 Winner = Alice Liddle beat Sela Mathers

Match #4 Winner = Cheshire Cat beat Tiger Lily

THE FINAL FOUR ARE SET!!!

CALIE

CHESHIRE CAT

ALICE

DEATH

 

We’ll update the bracket and the next round of matches will run THIS WEEKEND!!!  Voting will begin right away!

Thank you for voting and we’re really happy to see so much activity on this event. Our fans rock.

We have made a few updates to the Kickstarter (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/212378023/grimm-fairy-tales-animated-series) . If you haven’t yet donated, you certainly should! Keep the support coming and we will keep adding awesome rewards.

 

 

Grimm Universe March Madness Round 2 Results

That’s where the brackets were starting this week, but all the votes are in and it’s time for the results! Thank you for all of your votes! Most of them were pretty one-sided, but the strongest prevails! You seem to have been enjoying the voting and we are seeing a lot of people get involved.  We love it! So, here’s the results!

 

Check it out:

Match #1 Winner = Calie Liddle beat Cindy

Match #2 Winner = Tinker Belle beat Red Riding Hood

Match #3 Winner = Dream Eater beat Baba Yaga

Match #4 Winner = Death beat Jabberwocky

Match #5 Winner = Sela Mathers beat Anna Williams

Match #6 Winner = Alice Liddle beat Queen of Hearts

Match #7 Winner = Tiger Lily beat Dark One

Match #8 Winner = Cheshire Cat beat Sea Witch

 

The Elite 8 has been set!

 

We’ll update the bracket and the next round of matches will start on Monday. Thank you for voting and we’re really happy to see so much activity on this event. Our fans rock. We teased about our major announcement last week, which was, of course, the Kickstarter (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/212378023/grimm-fairy-tales-animated-series) . Keep the support coming and we will keep adding awesome rewards.

 

 

This Week in Releases: March 21

Miss me? I’m sure you haven’t if you’ve been following all the other news coming out of our offices lately. I mean, with the Wonderland on-going series being announced, the Kickstarter  (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/212378023/grimm-fairy-tales-animated-series) project launching and taking some time to run our own Grimm Universe March Madness , we’re busy. Sometimes too busy to blog, but we didn’t want to miss this…

This week marks the release of some awesome issues. Alice #3, Grimm Fairy Tales #69, Jungle Book #1 are now available.! Make sure to head to your store quickly to get your hands on these issues.

Print Releases

The Jungle Book Emerald City ComiCon Exclusive

You can find these books in your local comic book stores or on our web store, www.zenescope.com/comics (And through March, use the coupon code MARCHMADNESS for 25% off everything on our web store.)

  • Alice in Wonderland #3
  • Grimm Fairy Tales #69
  • The Jungle Book #1

Digital

We really appreciate everyone who is picking up our comics digitally. I find it to be a great way to have your comic collection on the go. If you haven’t yet, make sure to download the Zenescope App on your iOS devices. If you can’t find Alice #3  in stores, it is very easy to pick her up on the digital storefront.

ComiXology

Available this week:

  • Alice #3 (Same date as print)
  • Jungle Book #1 (Same date as print)
  • Grimm Myths and Legends #9
  • The Dream Eater Saga #12
  • Grimm Fairy Tales #66
Graphicly and iVerse also have some new digital releases this week so check them out as well.

So there you have it. We have quite the year ahead of us and are looking forward to the adventure. Please don’t hesitate to let us know what you think. The blog is just one of the many ways to stay in touch with you and for you to let us know what you think. You can also Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter.

 

Kickstarter

 

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/212378023/grimm-fairy-tales-animated-series

UPDATES!!!

In celebration of Comic Book Day, we decided to turn our attention directly to the fans. The fans have been asking for an opportunity to “add what they want” to their pledge rewards, so here you go!!!

  • $109 – (New Reward) Premium Rewards plus any additional GFT TPB Signed. Add $10 to any package and have another GFT TPB Signed
  • $350 – (New Reward) Everything at the $300 Sela Action Figure level plus the Grimmies
  • $100 or more Current Pledges - Add $50 and get the Grimmies added to your package.
  • $250 or more Current Pledges - Add $75 and get the Sela action figure added to your package.

We’ve reached 20% and we’re still going strong! We really appreciate all of the support we’ve received so far. You have all gotten us of to a great start. Now, we have some amazing art to reveal! The extremely talented cover artist GREG HORN (has done work for Marvel, DC, IMAGE and others) has just completed the cover for the Kickstarter-Exclusive, Limited to 100, Grimm Fairy Tales #75!!! Check it out!

Now, how do you get your hands on this awesome cover? Well, it’s available only through Kickstarter and will not be sold anywhere else.

It is available at these pledge levels:

  • Grimm Fairy Tales Exclusive #3 ($225) – Only 62 remaining (to get a copy of this w/ the animated series)
  • Exclusive Bundle Pack ($325) – Only 20 remaining (Get 1 of each exclusive)
  • Gimme More Pack ($1000) – Only 15 remaining (great for retailers!)

Check the pledge levels to see what else is included in these bundles, because this is just one of the awesome rewards! Remember, that if this Kickstarter does not get funded, this cover won’t be available at all! (Oh No!). So, make sure to spread the word and let’s get this project funded!

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For those of you that may have missed some of the recent updates, we have added a few very limited quantity rewards at the $350 and $1000 pledge levels. They are live on the page now.

We also wanted to feature one of the Kickstarter-exclusive rewards and so we decided to unveil the design for the Sela action figure!

Isn’t it beautiful? Our friend Clay Moore (of C.S Moore Studios) will be sculpting this action figure. He has recently completed sculpting our first line of action figures and they came out great! Here’s a side by side comparison of the concept art as well as an example of one of his finished projects.

This limited edition action figure is only available through this Kickstarter campaign and can be yours at the $300 pledge level. You will also get the Collector’s Edition Package at this pledge level. We’re offering some of the coolest collectibles we’ve ever produced in this campaign because we really want to make this series a reality.

Please, continue to spread the word about this exciting project and get as many people as you can to contribute. There are a wide range of rewards for pledges, and all the support is going towards an amazing product.

The Gimme More Bundle!!!

Pledge $1,000 or More — Limited to 20

10 copies of GFT #75 LE Kickstarter Book
1 copy of GFT 75 LE 100
5 Copies of GFT M&L #18 LE 250 Kickstarter Book
3 Copies of GFT Vol. 1 TPB Kickstarter Edition
2 LE Prints
5 Blu Ray/DVD/Digital Combo Packs
1 Copy of Metal Box Edition Blu Ray/DVD Combo Pack
4 LE Sela Mathers/Snow White Action Figures
5 LE Key Chains
10 Blank Sketch Copies of GFT #75
5 LE Sela & Red Riding Hood Grimmies 2-Packs
4 GFT Shot Glass Sets 5 Secret Exclusives1 Mixed Box of GFT Single issues (Qty 200)It will be limited to only 20 due to all the LE content included, so act fast!

Again, we really appreciate the support that we have been receiving. Keep checking back for more news about the project, cool rewards, and don’t forget to spread the word!

We are very happy to see this project being supported so well right out of the gate!  10% in three days is quite a feat! Thank you very much. Keep spreading the word about this exciting project. We have some amazing fans and we really believe you can help us make this project a reality.

So, we have a very exciting bit of news to announce today. For this project,ComiXology will be the official supplier of all of the digital copies of our comic books!!! So, every reward that mentions a digital copy of a comic or volume of comics, you will be getting that copy via ComiXology. Check out our store front on the ComiXology website: https://comics.comixology.com/affiliates/zenescope/ . If you have never used ComiXology or read a Zenescope comic before, head over to their site and check out some of the free Zenescope comics that are available now. Or, simply download the Zenescope App (powered by ComiXology).

We are aiming to give quality content to everyone that is pledging to this Kickstarter campaign, and partnering with ComiXology will help us do just that. The partnership with ComiXology will also be bringing a new pledge reward: The Digital Demi-God Collection! This will include a digital copy of every comic we have released and all the comics we publish digitally until the end of this year (roughly 200 comics!!!). This will be offered at a pledge level of $350 and will be limited to only 10 pledges. We’ll be including the Collector’s Edition Package in this reward.

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN FOR GRIMM FAIRY TALES ANIMATED SERIES

Zenescope Entertainment is proud to announce the launch of the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated Series Kickstarter campaign. The animated series will be directed by Jon Schnepp as well as the Titmouse Inc. animation studio. The Kickstarter will launch on Friday, March 16, 2012 and will run until May 1st, 2012.

The project requires a budget of $175,000 to cover the cost of the pilot episode and to produce the foundation materials necessary to continue the series. Any additional funds will go towards adding additional episodes to the series.

Zenescope Entertainment President Joe Brusha had this to say:

“We believe that our Grimm Fairy Tales comic book series would make an excellent animated series, and we’ve been pitching the idea to the Hollywood big-wigs for years. They’ve said “There is too much Fairy Tales stuff out there”, or “No one wants to see a gritty, dark, modern take on the fairy tales.” That’s where they’re wrong. We have tons of devoted fans that would love to see more of our series, and that is our chance and yours to make it happen.”

Grimm Fairy Tales has been the flagship series of Zenescope Entertainment since the company started. Zenescope has grown to a top comic book publisher due to its continued success. Grimm Fairy Tales is currently the longest running independent color comic being published today and has over 1 million copies in print.

Jon Schnepp will be directing this project. He is one of the hottest animation directors inHollywood, having already seen a great deal of success working on such series as Aqua Teen Hunger Force , Metalocalypse, and the Venture Brothers. Not only will Jon be working closely with the creators of the comic book, Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco; Zenescope will be enlisting Titmouse Inc, one of the premiere animation studios, to help with this vision.

Titmouse Inc is a premiere animation studio with top-tier talent and experience. Jon Schnepp has worked with them before on many of his projects, and much of their work rounds out the Adult Swim animation block on Cartoon Network. Their variety of experience is suited well for the Grimm Fairy Tales animation series anthology.

Now head over to the Kickstarter page and give as much as you can. The more you give, the more you get!!!

About Kickstarter

Kickstarter aims to let creative people of all kinds — journalists, artists, musicians, game developers, entrepreneurs, bloggers — raise money for their projects by connecting directly with fans, who receive exclusive access and rewards in exchange for their patronage. More than just a fundraising app, Kickstarter’s a publishing platform where project creators can communicate with the people that are supporting them.