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The Legend of Vox Machina
The Legend of Vox Machina Animated Intro

The Legend of Vox Machina Animated Intro

is an upcoming animated series of the Vox Machina campaign, funded by a Kickstarter campaign of the same name and animated by Titmouse Inc.. The first two episodes will follow a new adventure within the canon of Vox Machina, falling in the timeline before Kraghammer. The following episodes will complete the Briarwoods arc and move "into other classic Vox Machina story arcs as well."[1]

Crowd Funding Edit

The Legend of Vox Machina Kickstarter was launched on March 4th, 2019, lasting for 45 days (ending on April 18th, 2019 at 11:59 pm). The original animation was to be a 22 minute long special. Within the first 45 minutes of the Kickstarter going up, the $750,000 goal was surpassed, and $1,000,000 was hit in the first hour. After the first day, $3.0 million was raised, passing all the stretch goals the team had planned. Within the next few days, The Legend of Vox Machina became the most funded film/animation project across Kickstarter. It eventually raised $11,385,449, becoming the 5th most funded project on Kickstarter.[2]

In November 2019, Amazon Prime partnered on the project, to be seen exclusively on Amazon Prime Video and expanding it to two seasons totaling 24 episodes.[3]

In June 2020, Critical Role announced that the launch of the series would be delayed from the originally projected Fall 2020 date to an unspecified date in Summer to Fall 2021.[4]

CampaignEndParty

Kickstarter Campaign End Party

Campaign End PartyEdit

To celebrate the close of the kickstarter campaign and to thank Critters for their love and support the cast was joined by special guest Joel Hodgson of Mystery Science Theater 3000 for the Kickstarter Campaign End Party.

Stretch Goals and RewardsEdit

Kickstarter goals surpassed

The Stretch Goals from the Legend of Vox Machina kickstarter page

  • 1 Million
    • Free digital download of the special's soundtrack for $20+ Backers.
    • One-shot: The Search for Bob.
  • 1.5 Million
    • 22 addition minutes to the animated special.
    • Backers at the $100+ will get an exclusive crew kitted Legend of Vox Machina beanie.
  • 2 Million
  • 2.5 Million
    • 22 addition minutes to the animated special.
    • Backers at the $100+ will get an exclusive Legend of Vox Machina d20 with their dice sets.
  • 3 Million
    • 22 addition minutes to the animated special.
    • Backers at the $200+ will get an exclusive Dagger Dagger Dagger letter opener set.
    • One-shot: Mighty Nein vs. Vox Machina
  • 5.75 Million
    • The start of the Briarwoods Arc (2 episodes, 44 minutes of animation)
  • 7.5 Million
    • Continuation of the Briarwoods Arc (2 episodes, 44 minutes of animation)
    • One-shot: Vox Machina Guest Battle Royale
  • 8.8 Million
    • The Conclusion of the Briarwoods Arc (2 episodes, 44 minutes of animation)
    • Ashley Johnson will GM a one-shot.
  • 10 Million (secret goal)[5]
    • Travis Willingham will go on a filmed journey through a haunted house.

WritersEdit

On 21 February 2020, Critical Role announced the writing team for the project:[6]

  • Brandon Auman (Star Wars Resistance, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, who is also executive producing)
  • Eugene Son (Avengers Assemble, Ben 10: Omniverse) as story editor
  • Ashly Burch (Emmy Award winner)(Adventure Time)
  • Jennifer Muro (Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, Justice League Action)
  • Marc Bernardin (WGA Award winner)(Castle Rock, Carnival Row)
  • Chris “Doc” Wyatt (Independent Spirit Award nominee)(Star Wars Resistance, Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man)
  • Kevin Burke (Emmy Award nominee)(Star Wars Resistance, Marvel’s Rocket & Groot)
  • Daniel Thomsen (Westworld)
  • Mae Catt (Transformers: Cyberverse, Marvel Rising)
  • Meredith Kecskemety (Niko and the Sword of Light) as writer’s assistant.

Pre-Release SpecialsEdit

References Edit

  1. Critical Role update on Kickstarter.
  2. List of most funded Kickstarter projects.
  3. November 2019 Critical Role update on Kickstarter.
  4. June 2020 Critical Role update on Kickstarter.
  5. After being mentioned on "Talks Machina #106: 'In Love and War'" (TMx106) and "Wood and Steel" (2x58), this stretch goal was confirmed in a Kickstarter update.
  6. See the announcement of the writing team on Kickstarter.
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