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The Wingfeather Saga

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Invest in the The Wingfeather Saga Animated Series by purchasing Preferred Units at $1.00 per unit.

Creation

We will use funds to produce the first season of The Wingfeather Saga Animated Series.

Returns

If we earn enough from distribution revenue, you would receive 120% of your investment before the founders take a profit distribution and then we split profits by ownership.†

Overview

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The Wingfeather Saga is a best-selling, award-winning book series with more than 6,000 five-star reviews
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During the 2020 re-launch with Penguin Random House, Wingfeather Saga Book Sales grew by 600%
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The story features redemptive fantasy, loveable characters, high adventure, and a whimsical sense of humor
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Angel Studios is partnering with The Wingfeather Saga team to produce an animated multi-season TV series based on the novels
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The pilot episode was fully funded on Kickstarter in under 48 hours in 2016
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For a limited time, you can invest in the show and share in its success
"I love all the adventure and the wild inventiveness and, most of all, the heart in Andrew’s books. He is a poet and a master storyteller. I want to read anything he writes."
Sally Lloyd-Jones
New York Times best-selling author of children’s books
"The Wingfeather Saga is witty, imaginative, and full of heart. Highly recommended for middle-grade readers who’ve run out of Narnia novels and are searching for their next great series."
Anne Bogel
creator of the Modern Mrs. Darcy blog and host of the What Should I Read Next? podcast
"An experience your family will never forget. I can’t recommend these books highly enough!"
Sarah Mackenzie
author of The Read-Aloud Family and founder and host of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast
"A wildly imaginative, wonderfully irreverent epic that shines with wit and wisdom—and features excellent instructions on how to cope with thwaps, Fangs, and the occasional toothy cow."
Allan Heinberg
screenwriter of DC’s Wonder Woman, creator of Marvel Comics’s The Young Avengers
"Immensely clever."
Phil Vischer
creator of VeggieTales
Overview



In a fantasy world of wonder and danger, one boy discovers a family secret that may awaken an ancient power or doom them to capture by a nameless evil…

For too long, there’s been virtually no TV series for both parents and kids to enjoy together. Most adult shows are too explicit for younger children, and most kids shows make parents and siblings run away screaming.

But in 2008, Andrew Peterson published a beloved children’s fantasy series meant to be engaging and inspiring to all ages. Over 350,000 copies and 6,000 five-star reviews later, it has become a hit, enjoyed by families all around the world. And now The Wingfeather Saga Animated Series will bring Peterson’s imaginative books to life in a stunning new handcrafted CGI animation.

The Wingfeather Saga features whimsical world building, epic stakes, and redemptive storylines, all with a ticklish sense of humor.

Full of characters rich in heart, smarts, and courage, this is a tale children of all ages will cherish. Families will appreciate how many-layered themes reinforce the strength of togetherness, identity, faith, and courage.

If you love the wit of The Princess Bride, the epic world of The Lord of the Rings, and the deep magic in the Narnia series, you’ll love The Wingfeather Saga.

The Series

The Wingfeather Saga chronicles the adventures and transformations of the Igiby family as they discover secrets of their family history, flee the evil Fangs of Dang, seek their place in the world, and make a stand against the mysterious ruler, Gnag the Nameless.

They will need their special gifts and all the love of their noble mother and ex-pirate grandfather to survive the venomous Fangs of Dang, sea dragons, flabbits, and (gulp) toothy cows!



• During the 2020 re-launch with Penguin Random House, Wingfeather Saga Book Sales grew by 600%

• #1 Bestseller in Children’s Siblings Books

• On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness - #20 Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller List for Kids Fiction

• Christie Award for Best Young Adult Fiction

• Over 6,000 5-star reviews

• The short film pilot episode was fully funded on Kickstarter in under 48 hours in 2016

• IAMAG recognized the short film as one of the “top ten” of 2018.





Book 1: On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness

Book 2: North! Or Be Eaten

Book 3: The Monster in the Hollows

Book 4: The Warden and the Wolf King

The Characters:

Deeply Rooted Values

The Wingfeather Saga is a deeply redemptive fantasy rooted in values that kids need but can’t find easily in entertainment. Research shows that “the influence of the media on the psychosocial development of children is profound. Particularly those passive and subversive framing.

It’s important to take an active role in selecting content that will help kids become incredible adults. This series delivers on that promise by weaving those themes into the story world itself.



• Magic can be experienced, not conjured.

• Family is foundation, not confrontation.

• Identity matters.

• Diversity is dignity.

• Love is sacrifice.

• Imagination is boundless.

• Good conquers evil.

J. Chris Wall

*Executive Producer and Showrunner*

Chris is a respected creator of family and faith-infused entertainment. His work has been enjoyed by millions of families after spending over 10 years working with Big Idea and Dreamworks Animation to produce the venerated animated series, VeggieTales. He led a multi-national team for “3-2-1 Penguins” airing on NBC/Qubo.

His career in animation has spanned over 20 years, beginning with Max Lucado’s “You Are Special” direct-to-video special, where he served as editor and voiced the lead character. He also created the acclaimed “The Slugs & Bugs Show” with Brentwood Studios and RightNow Media. Chris is passionate about creating content that will serve families with stories of truth and beauty.

He lives in Franklin, TN with his wife and six children and is very active in Scouts BSA as a scoutmaster helping train youth to be prepared for life.

Andrew Peterson

*Executive Producer and Author*

Andrew is a recording artist, songwriter, producer, filmmaker, and award-winning author of The Wingfeather Saga. He believes in the power of story in the human experience, a view that inspires his music and his writing. His music has garnered three separate Dove Award nominations. In 2008, driven by a desire to cultivate a strong Christian arts community, Andrew founded a non-profit arts organization called The Rabbit Room. The Rabbit Room hosts concerts and conferences and has published over 30 books to date.

Between the books, albums, and tours, Andrew has spoken regularly at conferences, universities, and seminaries around the country and in the U.K. on art, faith, and writing. He was writer-in-residence at Covenant College in 2015, and at John Brown University in 2014. He received the Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) Delta Epsilon Chi Honor Society award, presented to an alumnus who has distinguished himself/herself by intellectual achievement, Christian character, and leadership ability. Most recently he was a keynote speaker in Cambridge, England for the C. S. Lewis Foundation’s Oxbridge Summer Conference.

He’s been married for 24 years to his wife Jamie, with whom they have three children. His eldest is an animation graduate from Lipscomb University, his second son is a drummer and studio engineer, and his daughter is a singer-songwriter and has released her first album. In his spare time Andrew keeps bees, builds dry stack stone walls, gardens, draws, and sleeps.

Keith Lango

*Animation Director and CG Supervisor*

Keith is both a student and instructor in the art of animation and its technology. His passion for developing engaging experiences in animation has given him a wide and varying experience in the field and was fundamental to the creation of The Wingfeather Saga's distinct animation style. He has worked on 3-2-1 Penguins, VeggieTales and at Valve Corporation on video games like Portal 2. He brings a strength of animation technology experience as well as a deep knowledge of pipeline challenges that can stunt a production and stifle artist creativity and how to avoid them.
What Will the Show Be Like?

The Wingfeather Saga team has developed an innovative blend between CGI and hand-drawn artistry to bring the unique character of the series to life. We wanted to echo the story experience in a visual way, which meant finding new ways to make traditional CGI feel more organic. The result invites the audience to engage their imagination in a more abstract visual space that extends beyond the edges of the frame.

Our goal is to turn The Wingfeather Saga into a multi-season animated series that the whole family can look forward to enjoying episode after episode.

Here’s what viewers are saying about the pilot short film:

“The animation is original and beautiful; I like how you're taking a new look on the traditional CGI all the big companies insist upon, and the music is breath-taking.”

“The animation style is so unique, the voice acting is on point, and it follows the events in the book perfectly!”

“Awesome work and an encaptivating storyline…..I feel that I want to explore much more of this world and the characters within it, I certainly want more, I'd love to see this as a feature length movie, I guess I'll just have to read the books for now!!”

“I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS REAL!? I GREW UP ON THESE BOOKS! I spent my teenage years hooked on this series, hours lost in its world.”

The Challenge

The imaginative story of The Wingfeather Saga inspires the visuals to be equally compelling and engaging. The hand-crafted painterly style undergirds the themes within the story where beauty and artistry have great significance in the world. Typical “modeling clay on a partly cloudy day” CGI is a glut in the industry and we’re determined to bring something fresh to the screen with our proprietary “paint-motion” animation technology.

CGI action-adventure animation takes skill and artistry to make it compelling. Competitive TV series animation typically costs $600k to $1mil per episode and come with lots of industry strings attached! And the results are often empty calorie stories that don’t have any meaning. We’ve been able to recruit top-level talent to the series, because of the unique combination of epic and meaningful story with innovative and visually compelling animation.

There are thousands of Wingfeather Saga fans out there, and millions more future Wingfeather fans waiting to discover the story’s amazing characters, rich world, and deep magic. We’re going to create the show for those people, a show that has an incredible story with important values in the driver’s seat. That way the whole family can watch it and talk about it together.

By partnering with Angel Studios, showrunners of The Wingfeather Saga won’t have to compromise this view or surrender creative control to industry trends. The message of the program will drive its viewership.

The Angel Studios Model

Fortunately, a quality show that's good for your family doesn’t mean it won’t make money. Unlike other crowdfunding campaigns, when you back our project on Angel Funding, you’re not donating money to us, you’re investing in the show’s success. That means if the show succeeds in earning enough revenue, you will earn a share of the profits.

And the profits on successful content can be huge. The top 10 highest grossing franchises of all time have been made for kids. There’s a need for great family friendly media, especially a TV series like the Wingfeather Saga that brings families together.

An enormous portion of the revenue earned by these top franchises comes from merchandising. The memorable characters in The Wingfeather Saga and its ever-vicious monsters, like Toothy Cows, provide exciting merchandising opportunities that we plan to take advantage of and extend the audience experience.

Plus when you invest, you’ll be helping create something that you believe in, something your whole family can binge-watch without any guilt whatsoever.

*There is no guarantee of any return. Risks are disclosed on our Form C (found on the “Offering” tab above). Please only invest what you can afford to lose.

FAQ

Andrew Peterson is the author and Executive Producer on the series and will be involved in all aspects of the production. As with all adaptations, we’re excited about creating a new experience while bringing the novels to life on screen.
Yes, he has a career of more than 20 years spanning 11 albums.
It is not overtly Christian, but like Narnia and Lord of the Rings is deeply Christian in its worldview and storytelling.
Production timelines will be confirmed after the funding round, but aiming for an 18 month cycle.
We’re excited to use the same app delivery technology from Angel Studios that is used by The Chosen and Dry Bar Comedy to launch the series.
Yes! You may invest as many times as you would like until you reach your investment limit under Reg CF (as long as you haven't reached your personal investment limits set up by the SEC).
No. Although no law limits the minimum amount of money you can invest as an individual, transaction costs related to the purchase of the units, and ongoing maintenance make accepting investments less than $100 unsustainable for the company.
Our ability to offer our units to the public is possible due to recent legislation known as the Jobs Act. This same law limits the amount that investors can purchase based on your annual revenue and net worth. If you have additional questions regarding this limit, feel free to ask in our Q&A tool at the bottom of the main page of this offering.
Every country has its own securities laws. We are offering this Reg CF round under the laws of the US and so we know what we need to do to allow US citizens to invest and be compliant with those laws. We don't have the resources to be able to identify and comply with the securities laws in other jurisdictions, so we limit investments to US citizens.
Yes, as part of Regulation CF, we are required to file annual reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We will post that on this site. We will also send out regular investor updates via email to let you know all the latest news of the company.

Perks

Invest $350 or More
Your name in the Season 1 credits.
Your name in the Season 1 credits.
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Early Access: See the episodes before they're available to the public.
Early Access: See the episodes before they're available to the public.
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Exclusive Behind the Scenes video call with Andrew and Chris during production to tour the studio and see how the show is made.
Exclusive Behind the Scenes video call with Andrew and Chris during production to tour the studio and see how the show is made.
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Be our VIP Guests at the Nashville Red Carpet Premiere with Andrew, Chris, and the Production Team (travel and lodging not included)
Be our VIP Guests at the Nashville Red Carpet Premiere with Andrew, Chris, and the Production Team (travel and lodging not included)

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