News Harmony Gold Cancels Robotech Academy Kickstarter
posted on 2014-08-03 12:20 EDT
Harmony Gold USA cancelled its Robotech Academy Kickstarter campaign on Saturday, August 2, six days before its deadline. The campaign raised US$194,574 of its US$500,000 goal from 2,284 backers before it ended.
The company said it will "continue to explore its options with Robotech Academy" and further updates will be made on the project's official website. Some of the backer rewards may be made available as part of Robotech's 30th anniversary next year.
The campaign was accepting backers to fund a 24-minute pilot to "continue the legacy of the original animated series and bring the Robotech universe to a new generation of anime audiences."
The story was going to be based on the work of the late American producer Carl Macek. Macek is best known for producing Robotech. He also worked on the dubbing of many anime projects from Captain Harlock and the Queen of a Thousand Years (redubbed and edited adaptation of Captain Harlock and Queen Millennia) to more recently, Bleach and Naruto. His other dubbing production credits include Vampire Hunter D, Robot Carnival, My Neighbor Totoro, and Aura Battler Dunbine.
Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles director Tommy Yune was producing the project, Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles writer Ford Riley was penning the script, Robotech: Love Live Alive director Greg Snegoff was directing the voices, Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles composer Scott Glasgow was in charge of music, and CreaVision was tasked with the computer animation.
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