Lightbug Productions was founded by Ron Neal, Professor Renato Agagliate, and Adriana Vargas in 2006. The purpose of this colaboration was to bring a series of Venezuela Indian tales to life, both in print and film. The Firefly and the Stars is the first in a series of six tales interpreted by Professor Agagliate. The 32 page picture book is illustrated by Bill Ferguson of Houston, Texas. The 7 minute, traditionally animated cartoon was produced by Stone Soup.