But it's not Disney! Hullabaloo is an original creation by a collection of Disney veterans who have a dream to make a beautiful steampunk, (hand-drawn) line animated film. And it needs your help to become a fully formed film.
Before we say anything more, just check out the fantastic video collection of early artwork. It's stunning, and this is all just preliminary work!
The list of people behind Hullabaloo is impressive. The creator is James Lopez (who worked on Pocahontas, Lion King and Paperman). And the stellar cast of animators include Bruce Smith (Tarzan, Who Framed Roger Rabbit), Rick Farmiloe (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Beauty and the Beast), Minkyu Lee (Frozen, Princess and the Frog), Sandreo Cleuzo (Enchanted, Emperor's New Groove) and Sarah Airriess (Wreck-It Ralph and Paperman). The list also includes Final Line Artist Alexa Summerfield Goriup (Prince of Egypt, Spirit) and CG Modeler Joffery Black (The Incredibles, Rataouille) andLeo Olivetto.
And if you're curious about the actual plot, here's the official synopsis:
THE STORY OF HULLABALOO
Hullabaloo is the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father—the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring—missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.
Together, Veronica and Jules learn that Jonathan Daring has been kidnapped by a mysterious group of influential persons, who seek to use his latest invention for nefarious purposes. These villains are wealthy and influential and neither Veronica nor Jules can stop them openly. But determined to save her father and holding true to the family creed that technology should be used for the good of all, not the greed of some, Veronica assumes the secret identity of "Hullabaloo", a goggled crusader who uses wits and science to combat evil and oppose the nefarious conspiracy that has taken her father.
But the question remains: what are the villains up to? What do they plan to do with Jonathan Daring's mysterious new technology? And will Veronica and Jules be able to stop them in time?
For more information and to help Hullabaloo head to the IndieGoGo Page.