Moon Bear is now FULLY FUNDED!!!


We did it!!

For the past 40 days i have been raising money via kickstarter to turn my college storybook into a short film, and today the fundraiser ended and we reached our goal!! But not only did we reach our goal of $3,500, we surpassed it way into 115% at $4,036!!! I have the most amazing, trustworthy friends in the world. I could not ask for more!



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Moon Bear was shared on Facebook over 1,000 times! It was liked on Facebook over 600 times and the fundraising video was played over 400 times!

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And i want to thank you my amazing donors.


The next step to make this puppy actually happen. That means myself and my crew will need to actually film live action segments for the film, we will need to record the actors voicing the characters, set up backgrounds and begin animation. This is a two year long endeavor so i ask for your patience. Check back on this site periodically for more information including, interviews, videos, sound bites, sneak peaks and more.

You can also hear an interview i did with the prestigious Pixar Podcast here!

Thank you for helping Moon Bear get to his feet. Now it is my job to deliver. Stay tuned!

Scott Nicholson – Director


Just moments ago we passed the $1,000 mark in our fundraiser for the creation of the short film Moon Bear!





And that means, someone very special has just won the “break a thousand” prize! Well…not really someone… more like 2 someones! Thank you to Terri and Wayne Leonard of Durham, N.C. for your donation! And as promised here is your prize…




To find out more please visit our website where you can read, hear, listen and eventually donate!


Enjoy this article about the process of Moon Bear on the A113Animation Blog…. HERE and Article #2 HERE!

Scotty Jo


I’m Making An Animated Short Film

This Week I’ve Launched a New Fundraiser to Get This Story Animated!


Hello Podcast Listeners

As you may heard me say on the podcast before I am an enormous fan of animation, thats Disney, Pixar, Cartoon Network, all of those mind blowing animated companies. So it probably comes as no surprise to you that i plan to direct animated features in the future. As a paying job! Thats right, ever since in college where i learned how animation was made, i’ve wanted to make one of my very own. It’s so neat!

Well, now I’m giving myself that chance! I’m revamping a 29 page children’s book i wrote and illustrated in college called Moon Bear, giving it a make-over, and flipping it around into a fully colored hand drawn animated short film!




This week, I launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funding necessary for this rather long animated endeavor. And boy am I excited about it! With your help and the help of our friends and family we can raise our goal in only a month!

Click HERE to see the campaign video and read more including pictures, music and glorious prizes.

And remember, Check back on the weekend for another great episode of The Scotty Jo Podcast

Thanks for listening