Tag Archives: Disney

Crowdfunded Comedy Hits Box Office Gold

What’s not funny about the new movie “Super Troopers 2” is that it raised over $4.5 million crowdfunding from 54,000 fans. With financing in Hollywood going to men in tights, the producers had no choice but to turn to the … Continue reading

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MoMI Crowdfunds to Save the Muppets in Manhattan

Saving pop culture one creature at a time. The Museum of the Moving Image is crowdfunding to preserve the earliest Muppets from the career of Jim Henson (UMD alum, BTW). Henson sold his company to Disney in 2004 for $78 … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders Appear to Troll Mother

The charitable crowdfunding crowd has pushed back so hard that a mother seeking to raise GBP5,000 to fund her family’s trip to DisneyWorld has (supposedly) withdrawn her plea after raising only GBP15. The responses were harsh, reprimanding her for asking … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding As Coca Cola Capitalism

Who says Coca Cola capitalism doesn’t work? At this point, there’s really nothing new about a video game company trying to raise capital via crowdfunding. Unless that company is in Cuba. The independent development studio, Empty Head Games, is using … Continue reading

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Which Crowdfunding Portal?

Happy Thanksgiving! Noting the difference in crowdfunding portal rules, Animators Don Bluth and Gary Goldman cancel their Kickstarter campaign to move it to Indiegogo for flexible funding. That way they can keep what they raise even if they don’t hit … Continue reading

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Participate in “Crowdfunding” Via Incubators

One way to manage the risk of crowdfunding is to have the  “experts” vet your investments. There are a number of incubators or accelerators that now accept investments from “accredited investors.” One such is TechStars* that claims to provide “seed … Continue reading

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