Paper Airplanes for Girl Meets World
Make three to four paper airplanes, each one small enough to fit in an envelope.
Send one to Hulu and one to Amazon Studios requesting that they acquire Girl Meets World and produce new episodes. Then send one more to Disney Channel asking them to please sell the rights if someone offers.
Decorate the outside of the airplane and write your message inside. Be as creative or as bare bones as you like, and remember: there is nothing wrong with a simple airplane made out of notebook paper.
Mail your airplanes starting the day before the finale, January 19th, or at any point during the next week or so. The aim is to have most of our planes “land” at Amazon Studios, Hulu, and Disney Channel the Friday after the finale or around then. Don’t be discouraged if you aren’t ready on Thursday January 19th, because you can still mail in your airplanes the next day, or even the day after that…but let’s all aim to mail them on or within a week of the 19th. If you’re just joining us, this campaign is ongoing and it’s never too late to send in your paper airplanes!
If you can only afford to send one or two airplanes, that’s okay too! Just choose between Hulu, Amazon Studios, and Disney Channel. Please don’t feel like you can’t participate at all just because you can’t do all three.
Before we mail them in, share your airplanes and the messages inside on social media using #planes4gmw. If you’re on Instagram/Twitter, tag @planes4gmw in the photo! And don’t forget to subscribe to SaveGirlMeetsWorld.com for updates (sign up in the sidebar). Follow the campaign on Twitter and Instagram too!
Santa Monica, CA 90404
1620 26th St
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Attn: Gary Marsh, President
3800 W. Alameda Ave
Burbank, CA 91505
(we have received confirmation that Netflix is a dead end, please direct efforts to Hulu and Amazon Studios).
Check out these examples (and then keep scrolling for more info!):
It’s relatively easy to tweet, sign an online petition, write a comment, send an email, or even just make a phone call. While those actions are key, deploying an old-school tactic like this one takes the #SaveGMW campaign to the next level. Adding a physical component demonstrates just how dedicated and serious we are about trying to save our show. Some of the most successful “save our show” campaigns have integrated a physical component, like when thousands of Friday Night Lights fans sent lightbulbs to NBC.
We chose the paper airplanes idea (submitted by a no longer anonymous fan) because it’s simple, cheap, representative of both shows, and most importantly: easy for even the youngest Girl Meets World fans to participate in, which is important because while GMW has a big grown-up fanbase, young fans are the heart of it all. All you’ll need is some paper, three envelopes, and postage. (You may also need markers and crayons and stickers, depending on how artistic you want to be).
What to Say:
To all three companies:
- A sincere personal reason for why you love Girl Meets World so much you’re willing to fight for it.
- Your age and location.
To Hulu and Amazon Studios:
- If you or your parents are already subscribers, let them know. If you’re not, tell them you’ll subscribe (or beg your parents to do so) if they save our show.
- Talk about how Girl Meets World fits in with their business models and goals. If your whole family watches together, mention that. If you’re an international fan who isn’t able to watch live, mention that. If you’re a cord cutter who watches the show the day after on Amazon/iTunes but not live, mention that.
To Disney Channel:
- I know we’re all angry at them right now and a lot of us have probably made that known already, but be polite. If you don’t feel like you can be polite, maybe skip this one.
- If you (or your parents) plan on unsubscribing from premium cable packages which include Disney Channel (or have already) due to the show’s cancellation, say so. If your family plans to stop watching the network due to GMW’s cancellation, say so, especially if you have family members in their primary demographic.
- Appeal to their bottom line, aka their pocketbooks. Say that you understand Disney Channel has their reasons for the decision they made, but suggest that perhaps they can make some money they otherwise wouldn’t have off of selling the rights. Mention also that selling the rights so the show can continue elsewhere would garner goodwill towards their company.
How to Help Spread the Word:
- Use the hashtag #planes4gmw on social media. Reblog this post! Share the link to this post as well as the Twitter and Instagram: @planes4gmw. We will also attempt to get this campaign trending on social media during the finale as well as the day after. If you’re on Tumblr, please reblog the original post.
- If you can make graphics/digital fliers to promote the #planes4gmw campaign, please do so. If you can make printable decorated airplanes for others to print out, write on, and mail, do that! (And please send them in to be shared here). Any talent you can contribute is appreciated.
- Share your planes and (if you choose) the messages inside on social media before mailing day! Use #planes4gmw, as well as the other campaign hashtags, and if you’re sharing on Instagram/Twitter tag @planes4gmw in the photo.
- Tell your friends! Maybe even get together to make your airplanes. If you watch the show with your family, ask them to join you too.
- If you are bilingual in English and something else, please translate this post or at least the most important parts of it, then send in the link so we can add it here.
While we’re all hoping our combined efforts result in the rescue of Girl Meets World, there are no guarantees. However, we definitely have a shot here. More and more cancelled shows these days are getting second lives elsewhere. If Disney Channel is willing to play ball, we may have a real chance at seeing Girl Meets World grow up. It’s worth a try.
It’s a long shot, but it’s still a shot. So don’t throw it away. Know that it’s good to fight for something you truly believe in, even if you might fail. Hope. Dream. Try. Do Good.
Let’s fly thousands of airplanes through this window of opportunity while it’s still open.
For other actions you can take to save Girl Meets World, go to savegirlmeetsworld.com/act-now.