A lot of us can get pretty animated when
we start talking about being vegetarian or vegan. Now, our plant-based
persuasions are getting animated in a new series, Vegtoons. As its name suggests, Vegtoons is a Web-based animated series that educates viewers about
the benefits of a plant-based
diet. Here’s a clip from the
first episode featuring the stars of the show—an unassuming manatee, a
world-weary orangutan, and a pampered apologist pup.
Vegtoons is the
brainchild of vegan Greg Singer, who caught cartoon fever while working for DreamWorks
Feature Animation, Fox Feature Animation, and Cartoon Network. To bring his
vision to life, he enlisted the help of his friends, the vegetarian founders of
Cartoon Saloon, the animation studio behind the Oscar-nominated
feature The Secret of Kells.
In order to get the fledgling project
off the ground and onto the Internet, he set up a Kickstarter fundraising page
and—get this—is asking vegetarians and vegans to spare just $1. If 16,000 of us
do so, he’ll be able to make the inaugural episode of Vegtoons a reality and propel the series onto computer screens
around the world, spreading the vegetarian message along the way.
As Greg explains on the show’s
Kickstarter page, “Your pledge is your vote. By the simple act of
supporting the show, you are contributing to a global future based on
compassion, sustainability, and justice.” And everyone who contributes to
the show gets backer-exclusive e-mail updates and will be entered to win prizes.
To become a backer and help vegucate the planet, please visit the Vegtoons
Article source: PETA Files