This week, fantasy quadrilogy “The Wingfeather Saga” became an overnight success following 15 years of world-building by the author and a decade of engagement from its devoted fans.
On Wednesday, in the final minutes of a three-hour livestream, Andrew Peterson — series producer and author of the four-book series — and former DreamWorks filmmaker Chris Wall watched as online investment hit $5 million to fully fund season one of their animated action-adventure television series. “We are going to work hard to make this as awesome as we can,” Peterson proclaimed to supporters, as family members cheered in the background.
Hitting its ambitious goal in only 20 days, “The Wingfeather Saga” becomes the biggest-ever crowdfunded children’s entertainment project — a title held only months ago by “The Tuttle Twins,” another Angel Studios series. The Utah-based, family-values-focused studio recently pioneered innovative marketing and distribution strategies that upend Hollywood business models. Angel has had early success with “Dry Bar Comedy” and the