Beginning March 1, 2010, fans of the cult hit Transylvania Television (TVTV) can pledge their “undying” loyalty and money through http://www.kickstarter.com. Funds raised will help produce an hour-long Halloween special on the Twin Cities network CW (formally known as WB23). Fans can locate the pledge page by visiting http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/transylvaniatv/trans …. Pledges can be as little as $10 and depending on the level of sponsorships, fans and donors can receive various gifts for their pledges including buttons, character shrinky-dinks, autographed pieces from the set, and personalized video greetings from the Transylvania Television cast.
For over two years, TVTV has been attracting college and Generation X audiences by blending traditional stand up, sitcom television, and pop culture references with their own cutting edge humor. TVTV continues to gather steam as they launch their third season and the producers and fleece animators of TVTV continue to expand their audience base. Using the Web and guerilla marketing tactics, TVTV has been reaching out to audiences via Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/transylvaniatv), iTunes (http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/transylvania), and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/tvtv) while creating an army of “zombie minions” for their cult hit.
What is Transylvania Television?
Transylvania Television series follows Furry Ackermonster, a yeti with an associate’s degree and a dream as he works at a low-rent UHF station deep in the Carpathian Mountains. Furry finds TVTV being run into the ground by a group of business misfits—an aged and acerbic vampire grasping to stay relevant, a beatnik bat lost in a time warp of his own, and a hand-stitched janitor monster. Furry hotwires the station’s ailing antenna to the fabled Frankenstein Device, and chaos ensues. Now, with worldwide broadcast range and the unpredictable power to reanimate dead TV shows, the only thing standing between the bad guys and world domination is themselves.
More About Transylvania Television:
TVTV is a Twin Cities produced horror sitcom that’s really NOT for kids. Like the enormously successful Avenue Q and South Park, TVTV exploits dark comedy to comment on such varied themes as recession, revenge, future shock, censorship, love, racism, and erroneous atomic monsters. The result is a cynically smart web series guaranteed to appeal. For more information, visit TVTV’s website at http://www.transylvania-tv.com.