‘Bee and PuppyCat’ Raises $872K, Plans New Episodes for Summer 2014
Earlier this week, we reported on the “Bee and PuppyCat” Kickstarter campaign, which, at the time, had surpassed its original $600,000 goal by over $100,000 with a little under 70 hours left in its fundraising window. Now that the campaign has expired, the total funds raised for the Cartoon Hangover animated series have reached $872,133.
The campaign, which will guarantee production of at least nine new episodes, is Kickstarter’s fourth most funded film and animation project to date. The animated series beat out former YouTube film and animation top performer “Video Game High School: Season Two,” which raised $808,341 in February.
“Bee and PuppyCat” originally aired on Frederator Studios’ YouTube channel Cartoon Hangover as a two-part series in August. The funding will allow show creator Natasha Allegri to streamline production of new episodes while guaranteeing that her vision remain independent.
“I’m super excited to be working on “Bee and PuppyCat” and it’s only made possible because all these people have pulled together and donated to fund this cartoon,” Allegri said. “It’s really humbling and it makes me want to do the best I can so that everyone who has been so generous to us feels good about donating. I don’t want them to be disappointed.”
The new “Bee and PuppyCat” content is expected to air in Summer 2014.