Sunday, July 27, 2014

Simon's Cat in "Off to the vet" with Indiegogo

Artwork © Simon's Cat Ltd 2008-2014

This is something special for all you cat and animal lovers out there. I just couldn't wait to share this with you all.
Im sure many of you have already heard of Simon's Cat; which is an animated web series on Youtube featuring the hilarious antics of a fat white cat and his side-kick kitten with their long suffering owner Simon.
The series was founded by Simon Tofield who had started animating at a young age using the a flickerbook. He got the idea from his own 4 cats Jess, Maisy Teddy and Huge and started to draw his ideas and Simon's Cat was born!

They now have over 3 million subscribers and over half a billion...yes I said a 
"half billion" video views!

Anyone with a cat will completely understand and see the funny side to this as Simon has the genius knack of picking up on natural cat behavior and turning them into the most fantastic hand drawn animations. What is even more genius is that he picks up on the finer points of cat behavior and making it side splittingly (is that a word) funny. It also shows us just how clever our feline friends are; I have cried with laughter many times over this cat's mischievous behavior.

We at Gadget Girl personally have been following Simon's Cat since he started in 2007 with his very first animation Cat Man do. If you haven't seen Simon's cat where on earth have you been...go right now and play the video below and tell me you didn't laugh outloud...!


 Artwork © Simon's Cat Ltd 2008-2014

If you loved this one now go and peek at 2 more of my personal faves
"Let me in" and "TV Dinner".
or choose your own favorite from HERE

Now the Simon's Cat team who genuinely love animals, animation and comedy want to make a special film that has actually been requested by their fans.
" A trip to the vet"; anyone with a cat knows what fun and games that is trying to capture our feline friend to put in the travel basket. So Im dying to see what Simon and the team will do with this extensive subject.
 They have a campaign on Indiegogo trying to raise funding for this special film which will be bigger, longer and in "colour", something that has not been done before.

So they are reaching out to the fans to help them create their first colour 11 minute film "Off to the vet"!
Please see the promo video below from the Indiegogo site to find out more.

Artwork © Simon's Cat Ltd 2008-2014
Indiegogo campaign HERE 

Why would an animation team need this amount of money I hear you say...well
Simon and his team have already invested in developing the script, storyboards and tested the introduction of the new colour. They now desperately need the funding to employ the right animators and artists to make the film.
 They also plan to produce this in the Simon can work closely with his animators!
They especially want to offer the fans high quality limited edition perks so you get great value for supporting them and to feel apart of the this special film making process.

Breakdown of the costs!

 Artwork © Simon's Cat Ltd 2008-2014
As you can see here Simon and team have put 32% into excellent perks for the fans; I think this just shows how much they value everyone who has supported them now and in the past.
Im also pleased to see that almost half the money is going straight into the animations woohoo!
If they are successful enough to reach their goal and more; they hope to develop even more 11 minute episodes for us all to enjoy at the same excellent quality films we've all grown to love.

 Artwork © Simon's Cat Ltd 2008-2014
Here is a quick teaser (above) of how far they have got and some brilliant images and a taster of whats to come.

They are offering some wonderful perks for becoming one of the special contributors.
Here are just some of the perks available starting from
  • ONLY £5 to get an online preview and exclusive behind the scenes blog.
  • £20 unsigned book + lots of brilliant extras.
  • £45 Simon's Cat Crew T-shirt + lots of brilliant extras.
  • £65/£85 a small signed art print, £120 medium and £180 large signed print + lots of this is special.
  • For £250 you can even get a drawing masterclass with Simon himself via Google hangout. This is an incredible opportunity for those wanting to work in animation; learn from the great man on a one to one. 
  • Or you and your pet could be immortalized forever in the new book or an a special gift this would be to a loved one or treat yourself and your pet!.
Plus lots more exciting offers and monetary options for all you Simon's Cat fans. Im sure there will be something for everyone and every pocket!

 Artwork © Simon's Cat Ltd 2008-2014
If you are not sure about contributing to this incredible new film then this will seal the deal.
Depending which contribution you decide to join; you could receive your very own Simon's Cat plushie "but without all the mischief" lol!
 How can you resist those can you...they re so mesmerizing...mesmerizing...mesmerizing....omg he's adorable...sigh...I' love!!!

They wanted to raise £275,850 of which has been already smashed by you guys.
They have now reached an incredible
Thank you readers for adding to the campaign and becoming a funder.

There is still time with ONLY 5 hours to go!!!
  Go on grab your chance to be part of this great opportunity and get yourself some really special perks.
 If you cant help this time, you can still support Simon and the team by liking and sharing the link to their campaign HERE

Artwork © Simon's Cat Ltd 2008-2014

 Also don't forget to checkout the Simon's Cat website and webshop for more information and lots of Simon's Cat gifts for you fans out there; plus see his very latest video Pawtrait .
I am so excited and I really want to see "Off to the vet" happen" and go live, I cannot begin to imagine what mischief this gorgeous fat cat will cause his poor long suffering owner Simon or the vet?

But one thing for sure you will be laughing out loud if not crying with laughter.

Spread the Simon's Cat Love right now!

 Artwork © Simon's Cat Ltd 2008-2014

Disclaimer: I have not in anyway been sponsored to write this post; just my love of this hilarious cat! 

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