Burbank, California (PRWEB) July 13, 2012
The Partners at Starburns Industries, which include Dan Harmon, creator of NBC’s Community, and Dino Stamatopoulos, creator of the animated series’ Moral Orel and Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole, have acquired the rights to a play written by Charlie Kaufman entitled, Anomalisa.
Dan Harmon and Dino Stamatopoulos will Executive Produce the project and frequent Starburns collaborator Duke Johnson will direct. Kaufman will come on board to produce and oversee the project once financing has been secured.
The company has created a teaser video for the project that has already garnered more than 1200 backers on Kickstarter and over $100,000.00 in less than 48 hours. The company hopes to raise over $200,000 by the end of the project’s 60 day run.
The team believes crowd sourced funding will allow them to maintain the purity of Kaufman’s original vision. “I’m ecstatic to have the slightest hand in bringing more Kaufman to more people. I’m even more excited about the ramifications of this project’s success. It feels like viewers and creatives waking up from a hundred year nightmare to find out they’ve been spooning the whole time.” says Dan Harmon, Executive Producer.
The company will also be promoting the project at this weekend’s Comic Con conference in San Diego. To view the video teaser and support the project, visit
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/anomalisa/charlie-kaufmans-anomalisa or http://www.starburnsindustries.com
Anomalisa was originally written by Kaufman under the pen name Francis Fregoli and produced as a play with two performances at Royce Hall in Los Angeles, in September of 2005.
About Starburns Industries
Starburns Industries is an animation studio known for groundbreaking stop motion animation work that launched in the summer of 2010, when seasoned animation producers Joe Russo II (The Simpsons, Rug Rats), and James A. Fino (King of the Hill), teamed up with Dan Harmon (NBC’s Community, Monster House, Channel 101) and Dino Stamatopoulos (HBO’s Mr. Show, Conan, Adult Swim’s Moral Orel and Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole) to begin work on a stop-motion animated holiday special for NBC’s hit show Community entitled Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas which garnered an Emmy Award© for outstanding Achievement in Character Animation. In late 2010, Rosa Tran joined the team as a Producer.