‘Reading Rainbow’ the Most Successful Kickstarter Campaign of All Time

reading-rainbowI can still sing the entire Reading Rainbow theme by heart.  Um.. Not right now, though.

As it turns out, there are a lot of people who want LeVar Burton teaching kids how to read. The Reading Rainbow remake has just become the most popular Kickstarter project, ever — it broke the record with over 91,600 backers on June 30th. That puts it ahead of legendary efforts like the OUYA game console, the original Pebble smartwatch and the Veronica Mars movie, and it still has roughly two days left to go as of this writing.

Not that Burton and crew are content with those numbers, mind you. To spur additional pledges, they’re offering new perks that include signed art prints and library visits for the bigger spenders. It’s not certain that Reading Rainbow will reach its next big objective of 100,000 backers, but we wouldn’t rule out a last-minute push that puts it over the top. Suffice it to say that anyone hoping to beat LeVar’s final result is going to need a bona fide hit.

via Engadget

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3 Comments on "‘Reading Rainbow’ the Most Successful Kickstarter Campaign of All Time"

  1. It’s always strange being able to see Levar Burton’s eyes.

  2. Anarchy Pony | Jul 5, 2014 at 3:25 pm |

    I can vaguely remember reading rainbow, but almost nothing about it.

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