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Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing well. 

So I've been meaning to address this issue for a while now regarding a certain cartoon pilot short I attempted to make a while ago, that being "Kingdum Randum".

For anyone who doesn't remember, I put the call out for voice actors for the project in this post;

https://kayas-kosmos.newgrounds.com/news/post/959852

Alongside this, I also released tidbits of concept art for the project which can be viewed here on my DeviantArt account. 

https://kayas-kosmos.deviantart.com/art/KR-background-1-565568629

https://kayas-kosmos.deviantart.com/art/Bunhoney-and-Giblet-571081799

https://kayas-kosmos.deviantart.com/art/KRFP-HQ-571067268

Unfortunately the project fell through. That isn't to say that the cartoon was never made, it was fully animated with all the backgrounds added and all the voicework complete, (one voice done by me). Where it fell through was strictly on getting the music synced properly and getting sound design for it. These are fairly easy issues to fix, but after having enough time to sit on the project I've come to the realisation that there were actually much deeper issues with pacing, characters and the idea as a whole. Also, the voice acting I attempted to do myself was pretty abysmal. 

Now the primary purpose of this project was for it to be my final year animation at University so that I could pass my course, which thankfully I did. However I also wanted this animation to have more of a use than just for university. I planned to pitch it with a concept bible to studios. But due to not finishing the short itself and also never putting the bible together, this never happened. I've considered uploading it to YouTube or here on Newgrounds, but I'm not really proud of the final product. 

There is also the fact that I have simply lost interest in the project, and animating as a whole for that matter. I've realised that I am better at doing more mature stories (if "Love The Dogs" was any indication of that). One such project which I have stuck to for five years now is "The Increasingly Absurd Endeavours of Gretchen Goosander", something that originally started life as a small animation, then turned into a series of short stories which was compiled into a hefty and rambling novel. Now I plan on it being a series of short comics. Despite my obvious lack of focus on this idea, I still would rather be working on that than Kingdum Randum. 

Anyway, I feel that it was necessary to explain what has happened with this project so that anyone who was involved in it or looking forward to it could see what has become of it and why. As of now, I am going to keep the idea in my gigantic ideas purgatory for the time being until I can figure out what to do with it. I apologise to anyone who was excited to see something come of this project and I cannot thank the voice actors enough for their contributions. You guys really helped save my final year module. 

 

That's all folks. Have a great weekend! 


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