ANN writes: "Award-winning abstract animation director Mirai Mizue (Toru Matsumoto: AND AND., Modern No. 2) launched a Kickstarter campaign on March 31 for the animated short film project "WONDER." Mizue created the short over the course of 365 days by animating one second, or 24 frames of abstract art, each day. Mizue created a total of 8,760 drawings with the help of 160 painters.
Mizue began working on the film on April 1, 2012 and finished on March 31, but turned to Kickstarter to raise funds for a soundtrack, editing costs, and creating a 35mm print. The director is looking to raise US$17,870 to cover the costs of a soundtrack by The Pascals, editing, and other production expenses. The costs would also cover festival admission fees, such as for France's Cannes. The project deadline is April 30 and the campaign has raised US$4,992 as of print time."