“Hullabaloo” Is Classic Disney Animation Gone Steampunk [Video]

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Those with a love of animation will truly appreciate what creator James Lopez (Pocahontas, The Lion King, Paperman) is hoping to do with Hullabaloo. This isn’t a Disney project, but pays homage to the 2D, hand-drawn style of Disney films past. There’s something noticeably different, and beautiful, about hand-drawn animation and Lopez has quite a talented team to help him create this film. Animators and fine line artists who’ve worked on some of the biggest animated films in history are all a part of the project.

Hullabaloo currently up on IndieGoGo and has exceeded its goal many times over with more than three weeks still left in the campaign. You can pledge now and earn everything from signed prints to the soundtrack to animation classes. Watch the video and see if you’re not completely sucked into this incredible project.

Read the synopsis and see the video after the break.

Hullabaloo is the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father—the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring—missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.

Together, Veronica and Jules learn that Jonathan Daring has been kidnapped by a mysterious group of influential persons, who seek to use his latest invention for nefarious purposes. These villains are wealthy and influential and neither Veronica nor Jules can stop them openly. But determined to save her father and holding true to the family creed that technology should be used for the good of all, not the greed of some, Veronica assumes the secret identity of “Hullabaloo”, a goggled crusader who uses wits and science to combat evil and oppose the nefarious conspiracy that has taken her father.

But the question remains: what are the villains up to? What do they plan to do with Jonathan Daring’s mysterious new technology? And will Veronica and Jules be able to stop them in time?

(via io9)

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