Meet Willy Grunch
With his guitar strapped on his back, Willy Grunch is a carefree philosophizing poet happily stumbling through life… He’s not so different than everybody else, but we get to laugh at our own misery at his expense.
MOONDOG Animation Studio brings Willy Grunch to life through a series of animated shorts to speak to the hearts and minds of youth everywhere (yes, that includes you).
I’ve Been There
Willy finds himself in many situations that a lot of people deal with on a regular basis. Even though his struggle to deal with them is comical, at some point you’ll naturally say “I’ve been there.” Perhaps it’s this understanding that makes Willy more than a cartoon, but also a conversation starter, helping us figure out life as well.
How many views?
With one episode getting more than 28 million views in just a few weeks, it has become obvious that there’s a widespread interest in Willy and his friends. You could say it took nearly three years for Willy Grunch to become an overnight success. The fact is no one can keep Willy’s carefree attitude locked down!
Keep it Going!
Alain Auderset, creator of Willy and Jasmine, is back in the adventure too. He’s partnered again with Moondog Animation to meet the challenge, you just don’t change a winning team! Friends, the time is now to get more episodes out there through a new private crowdfunding initiative, with a simple concept that can keep the series funded as long as interest remains. No time or goal limits; if you like it, we’ll keep making more stories!
Help us, Please!
Only $19,500 per episode… wait what?
Dude, that’s expensive! $19,500 sounds like a lot for each new episode.
Not really. Each episode requires a pretty impressive team. Fortunately, we are animation professionals and our experience helps us optimize the entire fabrication process. From scriptwriting and storyboarding, to voice recording, modeling, rigging, animation, lighting, rendering, editing, musical score, etc. (take a breath), every piece of the puzzle goes towards a high quality product that will last.
One promise: Not a dime of your backing dollars will be used for anything else than making a powerful series of life-changing parables.
A successful comic strip artist, author, comedy actor and musician. Since 2001, as a faith-based artist, he has self-published multiple comics albums and has sold over 110,000 copies in multiples countries. His unique style has won him multiple awards throughout Europe, with the most notable being at the renowned international comic festival of Angoulême, France. Married and father of four children Alain lives and works in a truly unique old church building, at Saint-Imier, in Switzerland.
MOONDOG Animation Studio is based in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Our team draws from decades of experience creating animated projects focused on content that moves and inspires people. We believe in finding unique projects like Willy Grunch and bringing them to life through new and innovative 3D animation techniques. We’re excited about this project and have already invested countless man-hours to get it to this point. Go Willy Grunch!
For two decades, Jon and his wife Kelli have dedicated their lives to helping students find their true purpose, equipping and preparing them for life and a lasting faith. Jon has a love of adventure and creativity, seeing something from nothing take place. In 2013, he joined the staff at Seacoast Church, SC, where he serves as the student pastor for all of the Seacoast campuses. Jon and Kelli have three children.