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

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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.


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