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Toby Froud Producing Film with Heather Henson's Ibex Puppetry

Discussion in 'Fantasy Worlds' started by Buck-Beaver, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    This is not technically a Henson Co. production (moderators feel free to move this somewhere more appropriate if you like), but it is a Henson/Froud production so I thought I would post it here.

    Heather Henson's Ibex Puppetry has just announced that the next film in The Handmade Puppet Dreams film series will be called "Lessons Learned" and is being directed by Toby Froud, who is the son of Wendy and Brian Froud...and who played Baby Toby in Labyrinth. So the Henson/Froud connection continues in to the second generation. Pretty cool, no? There is a trailer and info on Kickstarter campaign to help finance the project at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1401146961/lessons-learned-a-practical-puppet-short-film
     
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  2. theSHE124

    theSHE124 Active Member

    Both Miss Heather...and Toby Froud?...AWESOME! :excited: I gotta tell my sisters about this! We've all seen Labyrinth before.
     
  3. Dominicboo1

    Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    I was wondering what happened to Toby!
     
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  4. Scooterforever

    Scooterforever Active Member

    Just found out about this project and had to be a part of it. Given the popularity of Labyrinth and Dark Crystal, I'm sure this project will be funded in no time.
     
  5. theSHE124

    theSHE124 Active Member

    You bet it will, ScooterMan! It climbed up to over 11-grand yesterday!! :eek: Also, I recently included the website link in my signature. Hope others 'round the forum get into this! :drool:
     
  6. Scooterforever

    Scooterforever Active Member

    I selected the custom sculpted Froudian USB drive; I don't really have enough money to go over the $100 range right now, not to mention I don't have room in my bedroom for the pricier rewards such as the goblin statue or the character maquettes. They sure look cool though.
     
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  7. Laszlo

    Laszlo Member

    Sounds fascinating! Great to see Toby continuing what his parents began!
     
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  8. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    Wow! That's great! I hope it becomes successful! :scary:
     
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  9. theSHE124

    theSHE124 Active Member

    What did I tell y'all? It's been 5 days, and they now have over 21-grand pledged for them! ;)
     
  10. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    YAAAAY! :)
     
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  11. theSHE124

    theSHE124 Active Member

    Day 6: At this hour: $22955!:crazy: Has anyone here in the Forum pledged to this? I'll like an answer posted (except for you, ScooterMan, I see you post.):search:
     
  12. theSHE124

    theSHE124 Active Member

    Great Gumballs!!! The pledges have passed the minimum of 25-grand!! I see a green light ahead! :)
     
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  13. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    That's wonderful! :)
     
  14. Scooterforever

    Scooterforever Active Member

    Yeah, I got an update saying Toby will add another puppet to the film if he reaches 35,000. Considering he reached his goal within 5 days, with 22 days to go, I think he may be able to hit 50,000 by the deadline.
     
  15. theSHE124

    theSHE124 Active Member

    Ooh! That's quite a running bet you got there, ScooterMan! :shifty: Not sure where I'm guessing right now...
     
  16. theSHE124

    theSHE124 Active Member

    Update! Funding is pledged to over 34-grand. I think I'll try to pledge it myself...:cool:
     
  17. theSHE124

    theSHE124 Active Member


    Hey Scooterman! The pledges had made it beyond 35-grand! :D Though, with 12 days left to go, I'm betting it might go as high as $40,000. What do the rest of ya think? :confused:
     
  18. theSHE124

    theSHE124 Active Member

    ...Okay, I stand corrected, it just passed 40-grand today:oops: ...will it stop at...45-grand? CRAZY!!:crazy:
     
  19. theSHE124

    theSHE124 Active Member

    Update! I lost the bet! :o You were right, ScooterMan. The pledges have now passed $50,000, and with 45 hrs. to go...
     
  20. theSHE124

    theSHE124 Active Member

    TIME'S UP! Toby Froud's project has been funded with $53,330 by 922 backers! :scary: I tried to get into this pledging, but no one, not even my younger sister going to college, told me this was accounts only! I thought this was a free donation! :mad: Still, I must admit right here and right now, all these backers prove that people still want to see puppetry arts, right? :jim:
     

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