Dear Friends and Supporters,
I am reaching out to you today to share my passion for animation and my urgent need for your help. As you may know, the animation industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many animation studios have been forced to shut down, and countless talented artists have lost their jobs.
I am one of those artists. I have worked in animation for years, pouring my heart and soul into every project I’ve been a part of. But now, due to the pandemic, I find myself unemployed and struggling to make ends meet.
Animation is a magical art form that allows you to create anything you can dream of. Unfortunately, recent events suggest that the industry is facing challenging times. In just three months, Netflix has canceled 30 animated shows, and HBO MAX has deleted everything except South Park, apparently driven by financial considerations. Tragically, talented teams, such as those who worked on Inside Job, have had their work halted without warning, despite being promised a second season. Such shows, and many others, deserve better treatment.
To produce original, high-quality animation requires significant effort, creativity, and teamwork, as well as a genuine passion for the art form. It is disheartening to see large corporations looking to replace this human investment with AI bots that could never replicate the dedication, hard work, and emotional investment of artists.
That’s why I have created this GoFundMe campaign. I am hoping to raise enough funds to help me and my team raise enough money to great a tv/streaming ad to get on so everyone can see it and hear it! I hope i continue getting to creating and collaborating with other artists. I have meet a lot of amazing people through this journey I hope you join my animated ride with me!
I understand that times are tough for everyone right now, but I believe that with your help, we can make a difference. Whether it’s a small donation or a larger contribution, every little bit helps. Your generosity will not only support me, but also help to keep the animation industry alive and thriving.
Thank you in advance for your kindness and support. Together, we can save animation and ensure that artists like myself can continue to create and share our stories with the world.
-Hannah 4 Campaign Manager