STORYLINE Rainbow Crow is a re-telling of a rich story originating from the Lenape Tribe about a bird with the most dazzling plumage and mellifluous voice, who, after the planet turns dark and cold, must journey far from home to bring light back to the world. The Rainbow Crow series is one the first animated VR series and will unfold in multiple chapters, each bringing the viewer in deeper. Baobab is partnering with musician, producer and activist John Legend to bring his deeply stirring storytelling sensibility to virtual reality, as executive producer, and the legendary title character. The Rainbow Crow series will be narrated by Kiowa-Caddo tribal elder, Randy Edmonds, an 82-year-old lifelong crusader for Native American rights and founder of the National Urban Indian Council. The first Chapter of Rainbow Crow will be part of the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival's VR Arcade: read here
INSPIRATION Blending original music, unique pastel art style and storytelling together in a way not yet seen in VR, Baobab is bridging old traditions with modern storytelling to reach a new generation. Baobab is innovating technology to create a legendary story with themes of diversity, self-acceptance and sacrifice, and moving from darkness into the light. Baobab continues its uniquely effective approach to storytelling in VR. The characters, animation, storyline and audio draw you in as you see this profound story unfold all around you.
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ABOUT BAOBAB STUDIOS
Baobab Studios inspires you to dream by through immersive VR storytelling experiences that bring out your sense of wonder. Started in 2015 by industry leaders Maureen Fan, Eric Darnell, and Larry Cutler, Baobab's first project is the award-winning "INVASION!," a top performing VR animation available on multiple VR platforms. "ASTEROIDS!" is the studio's follow-up VR animation, with the full episode schedule for release in 2017. Baobab just completed Series B funding of $25M, bringing their total raised to $31M, making them one of the largest in independent VR studios today. Funding comes from: Comcast Ventures, HTC, Samsung, Shari Redstone's Advancit Capital, The Chernin Group, Horizons Ventures, Twentieth Century Fox, Evolution Media Partners (backed by TPG Growth and CAA), China's Shanghai Media Group, Youku Global Media Fund and LDV Partners, Zynga co-founder Mark Pincus, PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel.