I haven't ever checked out Kickstarter before, but after seeing this, i feel like it's something i should make a point to look at more often.
A word from the director:
Cicada Princess is a short film based on a children's book by the same title, both written and produced by Mauricio Baiocchi (Mauchi) with illustrations and character designs by Steve Ferrera.
Through miniatures and puppets, we follow the lives of the Cicadas emerging from the ground where they have been waiting as grubs for sixteen years. The Cicadas gather for the grand ball at the castle, knowing that when the sun rises their lives will come to an end.
Thanks for your support.- Mauchi
You can find their project page here! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2103444427/cicada-princess