"Smogberry Trees" Update #26: IndieGogo finishing fundraiser starts Sep. 29!

Mark your calendars, Meep Morp Studio announces our finishing fund drive for "Under the Smogberry Trees: The Dr. Demento Story", the film biography of L.A.-based comedy disc jockey Barret Hansen a.k.a. "Dr. Demento", launching on IndieGogo in 7 DAYS on Thursday, September 29!

Meep Morp seeks funds for licensing music and media related to "The Dr. Demento Show" to complete  production and bring "Smogberry Trees" to theaters in 2017. Your movie is looking good and we aim to take it to the next level. We have a brand new trailer for you to check out, new bonus clips, and new perks available for your donation including a cartoon sneak-peek and easter egg contest!

Join us on our FaceBook project page at the icon above to keep up to date, and check out some of fun content we're serving up in "UTST".

Thanks once again to all of our Kickstarter backers - you've done so much already and we're grateful for your help. If you can't contribute this time around, consider sharing our project page on Facebook, Twitter and other social media, and help spread the word and drive us to our funding goal!

Scott & Christy

Meep Morp Studio

 


 

"Under the Smogberry Trees" Update #25: Toon Time and More 

Dear donors and fans,

Thanks for hanging in there as Meep Morp has been deep in post-production. Results have been good: we have 5 minutes of original cartoons lining up for you for "Under the Smogberry Trees: The Dr. Demento Story"! The dementia begins with our opening credit sequence that takes Dr. Demento on a tour of modern and vintage Los Angeles, from his classic Sherman oaks home to the La Brea Tar Pits, to Hollywood's Chinese Theater. Check out more art from the movie below and see more on our social media.


 Meep Morp has also launched a new official "Under the Smogberry Trees" Facebook and are celebrating with a contest!

For details please visit our Facebook project page at @TheDrDementoMovie and help us build this page to last:

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More BIG NEWS!!
We will soon be launching our second crowd fundraiser to earn finishing funds for "Under the Smogberry Trees". We absolutely understand you may be wondering WHY?!? or WHAT!?!
It is not uncommon for studios to return to the crowdfunding till, hat in hands, 3 or 4 times before completing their projects. Meep Morp Studio has been working out of pocket for 18 months and is currently tapped out. The funds raised from this second campaign will be used to pay for music and media rights, color and sound correction, and additional artists (possibly well known) to add extra flair to this ultimate tribute to our living legend, Dr. Demento. There will be a sizzle trailer launched with this campaign featuring some of the stars below, animated sequences, demented music, and MORE. And we will be rolling out more BONUS CUTS during the campaign. You will be the first notified of our launch date and website, so stay tuned!
 

"Under the Smogberry Trees" cartoon art: Dr. D rolls out of Sherman Oaks in style.

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The Ash Grove, L.A.'s seminal folk rock club, makes a brief cameo.

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In the "Sock Hop" segment, Barry Hansen describes how he first cut his chops as a high school D.J.

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A few stills and behind-the-scenes shots from UTST...

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The great Jerry Samuels (Napoleon XIV - "They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!") gave us a great interview for "Under the Smogberry Trees" in Philadelphia, and treated us to an impromptu performance of three songs including "I Owe A Lot To Iowa Pot."

 

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Stan Freberg threw down lots of great Hollywood stories and we'll be bringing you some of them.

Meep Morp Studio can't thank our Kickstarter donors enough for allowing us to create this film with your support. We are thrilled to show you the work that has been accomplished since our last communication and to give you more to look at VERY soon. In the meantime please like our Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and watch our pre-released  bonus features on Youtube.

Contact us at meepmorpstudio@gmail.com for Kickstarter address updates or questions about the movie.


Smogberry Update #24: "Shaving Cream" Bonus Clip

 

Dear Kickstarter donors,

With our rough cut of "Under the Smogberry Trees" in hand, we've been able to select lots of supplemental stories and extra anecdotes to use towards the Extra Features

that will be available on the DVDs, BluRays and Flash drives. And there's been plenty to pick from!

Here are a couple more choice cuts from our interviews: author Joel Samberg.

UTST Bonus Clip: JOEL SAMBERG on his legendary grandfather, Benny Bell, and his grandmother's dream of shaving cream.

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Keep updated on the movie across our social media platforms and be sure to Like us or Subscribe!

Meep Morp's Facebook page is now the Official home of "Under the Smogberry Trees" and the only place for production updates.


Smogberry Update #23: More Bonus Clips!

 

Happy 4th of July weekend to all our Kickstarter backers!

Our rough cut of UTST is complete and post-production of Meep Morp's "Under the Smogberry Trees: The True Story of Dr. Demento" continues.

Here are some goodies to hold you over : new Bonus Clips featuring Barnes & Barnes ("Fish Heads") and Bill Frenzer ("Dead Puppies").

UTST Bonus Clip: BARNES & BARNES discuss the origins of their demented name.

UTST Bonus Clip: BILL FRENZER of OGDEN EDSL ("Dead Puppies") remembers Doodles Weaver's performance at Dr. Demento's 10th Anniversary Show.

Keep updated on the movie across our social media platforms and be sure to Like us or Subscribe!

Meep Morp's Facebook page is now the Official home of "Under the Smogberry Trees" and the only place for production updates.

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We'll be rolling out more sneak peeks on our YouTube channel, including more celebrity Bonus Clips and First Looks!

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Please contact us anytime at meepmorpstudio@gmail.com regarding your rewards.

Meep Morp Studio


 

Smogberry Update #22: Rough Cut complete! 

Dear Kickstarter donors,

Meep Morp Studio is happy to announce we have completed our first Rough Cut of "Under the Smogberry Trees: The True Story of Dr. Demento"!

This now puts us squarely in the last phase of production. At roughly 108 minutes, this cut contains fun scenes including Shaving Cream; KMET; Barry at Reed College;

Origins of Dr. Demento; and much more, as well as featuring all of your favorite demented stars.

There's still plenty to do to make this move shine; we will be keeping you posted at our links below.

Meantime, here are some new offerings to tide you over!

UTST Bonus Clip: HENRY PHILLIPS shares an early record buying experience.

UTST Bonus Clip: MOJO NIXON reflects on taking magic mushrooms at Graceland.

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If you didn't catch it earlier, here's another look at the UTST INTERVIEW TRAILER from last year.

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LINKS: Keep updated on the movie across our social media platforms and be sure to Like us or Subscribe.

Meep Morp's Facebook page is now the Official home of "Under the Smogberry Trees" and the only place for production updates.

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We'll be rolling out more sneak peeks on our YouTube channel, including more celebrity Bonus Clips and First Looks!

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We happily welcome all correspondence, questions, inquiries, thoughts, reflections and rants, and will openly respond to all emails.

Please contact us anytime at meepmorpstudio@gmail.com.

Thanks to all our donors for your support and patience,

Meep Morp Studio

 

 

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