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Kanon Rock Project Offers Animated Appearances to Backers

Supporters of animated short project Kanon Rock make animated appearances in the finished film by pledging support on

Los Angeles, CA, June 29, 2013 --( Kanon Rock, an original animation project launched on and now listed among the most popular animation projects on the crowdfunding website, is offering backers the opportunity to take on animated roles in the finished film. Produced by Densetsu Productions, the film tells the story of a concert conductor who is guided by the spirit of Johann Pachelbel to infuse the song Canon in D with the essence of rock.

The project, which takes its name from the original title of Pachelbel's famous Canon in D (Kanon und Gigue), aims to raise $5,500 to support a crew of animators, musicians, and a composer to create a short animation over the course of a year. The film will be distributed to festivals in mid-2014 and backers receive exclusive download links months earlier.

An increasing number of independent film projects are seeking production funds via crowdfunding sites like and, which allow creators to present their work-in-progress artistic concepts to the public, and subsequently receive funding from the public in exchange for certain pre-determined rewards. Many independent films have found success in offering unique rewards to project backers, such as giving out props from the film set, or allowing backers to act in the films themselves. These benefits have traditionally been absent from animation style projects, which have no physical props and don’t use on-screen actors.

Kanon Rock treads new ground by offering its supporters the chance to appear as animated characters in the film’s concert audience, and as musicians in the concert proper. With pictures of the backers as reference, the animation staff at Densetsu Productions will create characters with the same likenesses, and adjust their costumes, poses, and expressions to reinforce the overarching storyline.

The new participation type has already proven successful, with animated participation being the most popular reward choice for the project’s backers. Kanon Rock has already raised 40% of its funding goal, and is listed on’s most-popular animations page. The Kanon Rock Kickstarter will continue accepting funding until July 8th at 6:15 PM PST.

To back the project, view its conceptual art and project video, or get more information about its rewards, visit the official Kanon Rock Page at or contact Kanon Rock director and Densetsu Productions founder Nicholas Dobkin via email at
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