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Studio Kane —  OUTLIER
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Animation Studio - Houston, TX

Studio Kane is a woman-led team of ambitious and diverse artists, writers, and musicians.

We are the creative minds behind the highly anticipated OUTLIER animated series and graphic novel. Currently in production, this exciting project is slated for release on a popular streaming platform, promising an unforgettable journey that we invite all mature audiences to experience.

Studio Kane is committed to the authentic portrayal of mental health challenges and physical disabilities established within our characters. As such, we continuously collaborate with professional consultants in both Psychology and Sign Language to ensure accuracy and empathy.

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ABOUT THE STUDIO

WHO IS

STUDIO KANE?

Studio Kane represents a captivating blend of Korean and American creativity in the realm of independent animation. 

At the core of our animation studio lies a team of dedicated individuals – writers, artists, actors, and audio experts; each one an essential driving force behind our ambitious production. Their passion, expertise, and unwavering devotion form the very foundation of Studio Kane, and we are immensely grateful for the privilege of collaborating with such accomplished professionals in their field.

WHAT DO WE STRIVE FOR?

Studio Kane firmly believes the current industry still has unexplored potential conveying profound life lessons in its storytelling, without the need of sacrificing the beauty of 2D animation or indulging in the use of AI to replace cast and crew. In every episode of our series you'll encounter narratives that not only entertain, but also offer rich insights and a thoughtful perspective. All this, while boasting remarkable hand-drawn animation and stunning visuals that will surely leave a lasting impression on its audience.

It is our commitment to create a story that will resonate long after the screen fades to black; with high hopes of sparking an obsession within our future fans as they become familiar with our beloved characters and the lore-intensive world they traverse through.

 

Our mission has always been to create a series that will linger in the minds of our viewers, and in doing so, we proudly crafted what we title —  OUTLIER

2024 Special Invitations:

Houston Matters with Craig Cohen
AnimeNYC
Tribeca Film Festival
Production
OUTLIER Promotional Art —  Lucian Darkside View

OUTLIER
STUDIO KANE'S FIRST PRODUCTION

OUTLIER is an upcoming Fantasy/Adventure series set in a world where swords and magic clash in a pseudo-modern society. Our story explores the pain we bring upon our loved ones when we are unable to find healing in ourselves. Blind pursuits and self-fulfilling prophecies... as the phrase goes:

"hurt people only hurt people."

So how do we address this?

And what does it take for us to realize we must break the cycle?

With a span of 3 seasons worth of scripts and an expansive lore-heavy world, Studio Kane's first production is shaping up to be an iconic series for future fans to soon cherish; leaving the audience to digest heavy themes involving: 

  • Accepting things that are out of our control 

  • Blind pursuits and self-fulfilling prophecies

  • Unhealthy pledges of devotion

  • Self-discovery and the value of self-worth

  • Overcoming trauma & breaking the cycle

  • Healing from abandonment & learning to love/trust again

At a glance, this independent anime is proudly...

  • Animated by artists who studied under influential figures in the industry that contributed to groundbreaking productions such as:  
    Arcane, Jujutsu Kaisen, Castlevania, and Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War; 

  • Musically scored by our composer whose placements include: 
    World of Warcraft, Call of Duty, and Disney's Willow; 

  • Voiced by talented cast members from:
    Disney, Pixar, Netflix, Final Fantasy, Destiny 2, Genshin Impact, Fire Emblem, Makoto Shinkai films, and more.

SEASON 1 SYNOPSIS:

When misfortune befalls the Elven kingdom of Cassius, their disgraced Prince, Lucian Lacer, must race to stop a misguided, reality-warping Divine from erasing everyone's existence. During his effort to prevent the realm's last living god from following through on his blind pursuit to achieve emotional healing by any means necessary, Lucian is forced to face his own broken behavior and address the unhealthy relationships he has with others along the way.

Journey alongside the Prince of Cassius as he soon discovers how easy it is to harm the people around him when unresolved trauma is left to fester; quickly realizing he is not so different than the god he is ultimately pitted against.

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HELP US ENSURE THE SUCCESS OF THIS SERIES

As an indie animation studio, our passion and dedication for this production will always exceed our funding and resources. Please consider aiding us in our effort to make this series a reality. Every donation (big or small) allows us one step closer in achieving our goals.

SUPPORT OUR PROJECT

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PURCHASE the OUTLIER Season 1 graphic novel

 (Books 1-6)

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SHOP series merchandise

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DONATE to our project

Kickstarter launches Spring 2025

STAY UP-TO-DATE on the latest news

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Our Q1 2025 marketing campaign

will run between:

March 3 - March 27

Contact
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We'd Love to hear
from you!

BUSINESS INQUIRIES: 
inquiries@studiokane.art

FAN MAIL & APPLICATIONS: 
production@studiokane.art

STUDIO EXECUTIVES: 

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KARLEY SPRAY

SERIES CREATOR

DIRECTOR & ANIMATION SUPERVISOR

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LARRY

OBLANDER

SERIES PRODUCER

& CASTING DIRECTOR

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