LeSean Thomas has quite a bit of experience under his belt—from his work on shows like The Boondocks and The Legend of Korra to the currently-running Black Dynamite: The Animated Series—and he recently hit up Kickstarter in an attempt to gather funds for a passion project called Cannon Busters: The Animated Series.
Cannon Busters started out as a comic by Thomas, who produced a single issue after coming up with the project in 2005. Described as “The Wizard of Oz meets Hidden Fortress with a dash of Escaflowne + Hip Hop and classic RPGs — all rolled into one ride of fun, suspense, action & wackiness,” Cannon Busters is bringing along some top-tier talent in its quest for animated life.
Among the contributors are comic artist/designer Joe Madureira (Darksiders), Thomas Romain (Space Dandy), producer Tim Yoon (The Legend of Korra), anime studio Satelight Inc. (Macross Frontier, Bodacious Space Pirates), and retailer Animebooks.com.
At the time of this writing, the Cannon Busters Kickstarter campaign is nearing $75k of its $120k goal, with 18 days remaining. You can see the pitch video at the link above or via the embed below.
Here’s a bit of the story, with plenty more details, including character designs and more, on the Kickstarter page:
Follow the adventures and exploits of S.A.M, a high-end, royal-class friendship droid who’s joined by a quirky, discarded maintenance robot and a brash, deadly fugitive. Together, the unlikely trio embarks on an unforgettable journey in a fantastic and dangerous world in search of S.A.M’s best friend, the heir to a powerful kingdom under siege.