"Can you imagine the unique world of Charlie Kaufman realized in stop motion without the influence of the Hollywood studio system?" That's the elevator pitch for Anomalisa, a 40-minute stop-motion animated film that's seeking funding through Kickstarter. It's about "a man crippled by the mundanity of his life," and is being produced at Starburns Industries.
Among others, it's a collaboration between Charlie Kaufman (best known for writing Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) and Community creator Dan Harmon. It won't be the first time Harmon has been involved with offbeat animation — just recently we saw his show's cast rendered as retro videogame characters for a season finale. Anomalisa is currently well past the halfway point towards its $200,000 goal, and there are 59 days to go before fundraising ends.