First, the good news: Charlie Kaufman and Dan Harmon are trying to make a stop-motion animated film together. The project is called Anomalisa, and the official synposis reads:
Anomalisa is a stop-motion animated film written by Charlie Kaufman (‘Being John Malkovich,’ ‘Adaptation,’ ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’).
The film follows a celebrated motivational speaker travelling the country, changing the lives of countless people. But in the course of transforming others, his life has become hollow and meaningless. It’s a grey and monotonous existence where people literally look and sound identical.
Suddenly one day, a girl’s voice pierces through the veil of nothingness. She fills him with such a rush of “aliveness”, he’s willing to abandon everything and everyone, including his own family, and escape with her to a better life.
Kaufman has written the script, and both Harmon and fellow Community scribe/star Dino Stamatopoulos are interested in executive producing. Considering the success of the Community stop-motion Christmas episode - the one that won the series its only Emmy award - this is all seriously awesome.
Now, here's where things get less awesome: The project needs funding, about $200,000 worth of it. The three have set up a donations page through Kickstarter to raise funds, and currently have about $110,492 (at the time of this article's publishing).
Start searching for loose change, now.