What is The Wingfeather Saga?
The Wingfeather Saga is a redemptive fantasy book series for the whole family that is being turned into a multi-season, animated TV show! It’s wonderful, it’s spectacular, and some even call it magical. Close to 8,000 families helped it become the largest crowdfunded kids TV series in history, raising $1M dollars in under a week, and the annual crowdfunding limit of $5M for Season One in just 20 days. But that’s only the beginning, because the story will unfold over 7 Seasons to its satisfying and epic conclusion! Season One will Premiere December 2nd on the Angel Studios app and via Livestream on YouTube.
And now, we’re coming back to the crowd to build the series towards Season Two.
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, sea dragons, flabbits, and (gulp) toothy cows!
During the 2020 re-launch with Penguin Random House, The 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 8,000 5-star reviews
Meet the cast!
Our group of actors are almost as magical as their Wingfeather counterparts.
This includes an amazing group of real kids, plus talented actors like Jodi Benson (Disney’s The Little Mermaid), Kevin McNally (Pirates of the Caribbean) and Henry Ian Cusick (Lost).
Who is creating the animated series?
Shining Isle Productions, based in Nashville, TN was founded by Andrew Peterson and J. Chris Wall in 2016. Their desire is to create stories that awaken a sense of deep longing and to do that with the highest craftsmanship we can achieve.
The company developed the property and ultimately launched Toothy Cow Productions, LLC (a wholly-owned subsidiary) in 2021 as the funding vehicle and production company to produce the animated series.
What will Season Two 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.
Music plays an important role in the story, and we’ve assembled an amazing team of Nashville artists. Kurt Heinecke (VeggieTales), Arcadian Wild, and producer Ben Shive have set out to create a soundtrack that sets the story in a completely original space.
The story in Season One will set the stage for our young heroes, revealing family secrets and identities, with Season Two challenging the characters with epic and difficult choices.
Where will the series be available?
The series will premiere first on Angel Studios, the studio behind the smash hit TV show The Chosen. It will then expand to other platforms as the series grows.
Why is this investment being offered now?
To put it shortly: If we get funding for Season Two now, we’ll start making Season Two now.
To put it less shortly: If we wait until after we release Season One, this will create a significant delay, as much as two years between seasons! Funding it now will allow continuous production and the retention of our world-class artists. Investing today ensures we keep the train moving to deliver Season Two without delay (plus, long gaps between seasons are the worst, right?).
We’re grateful for the amazing team creating The Wingfeather Saga animated series. Now the challenge is to keep them working to deliver a quality product without enormous lag times between seasons. With so much new content available to kids and families every week, we don’t want to lose your family’s attention!
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 truths. Something the whole family can watch and talk about together.
The Leadership Team
The leadership team includes decades of animation experience. Art Director Garrett Taylor invests deeply into the visual development of the series, leading a team of talented designers, illustrators and painters that apply their skills directly to the screen. Keith Lango is the visionary CG and Animation Supervisor bringing to life a distinct hand-crafted CG hybrid animation style for the ground-breaking series. Our in-house (literally) animation studio has developed a complete production pipeline with proprietary tools allowing The Wingfeather Saga to be created with cutting edge game-engine technology from Unreal Engine, while still delivering a rich and authentic “paint-motion” experience. This technology gives our team of artists and technicians world-class animation tools to bring to life the whimsical and epic world of The Wingfeather Saga.