The TV industry is largely structured around telling new creators “No.”
When Kim Possible was being vetted for Disney, executives took the creators on a three time nationwide screening because they weren’t confident the series would do well. They were looking for an excuse to say no, and this was with incredibly talented and established creators in the animation field. The creators of Kim Possible had to go through that roller coaster in 2001. Since then, it’s only gotten worse.
We don’t think it’s fair for you, our audience, or us as creators to wait around for someone to give us permission to tell the story.
Does that mean we haven’t pitched the series? No.
So the executives didn’t like the idea? Absolutely not. Just about every executive we pitched to adored the story, characters and world. No one turned us away and many were shocked we didn’t enter the pitch competition.
The problem we kept running into was that Kamikaze isn’t for kids, and more importantly we didn’t have an established audience (aka fanbase). Executives knew their corporations wouldn’t go for such a ‘risky’ idea.
Does that mean we’re giving up on animation? Nope! The mission is still to get Kamikaze made into an animated series. Our hope is that through the webcomic we can build an army of people as passionate about Kamikaze as we are. This is only the beginning.
So how can you help? Find out here ….