Dan Harmon’s New Animated Comedy Fox To Premier On Blockchain And Sell NFTs
The NFT craze has reached new highs, or lows depending on your feelings, as FOX announced a new TV series, Krapopolis winner of an Emmy Award Rick and morty creator Dan Harmon has described as “the very first animated series organized entirely on the Blockchain”. According to a press release, FOX and Bento Box Entertainment “will launch a dedicated marketplace for Krapopolis which will curate and sell digital products, ranging from one-of-a-kind character NFTs, background artwork and GIFs, as well as tokens that offer exclusive social experiences to engage and reward super fans. “(Note: cryptocurrencies and NFTs have previously linked to negative ecological impact).
“Not to go too far today, but as an advertiser-centric, artist-first and animation-obsessed company, Fox is going to take advertisers into the world of blockchain-powered tokens, including the NFTs, ”Charlie Collier, CEO of Fox Entertainment said today during the network’s initial event (H / T THR). “And Dan’s series, currently titled Krapopolis, will be the first ever organized entirely on the blockchain. And just like we do with our own animation, we’ll also help your brands connect directly with fans and enthusiasts through NFTs. With and for you, Fox will help art meet brands and technology. “
The official description of Krapopolis says it will be “centered on an imperfect family of humans, gods and monsters trying to rule one of the world’s first cities without killing each other.”
“Leave it to Dan Harmon to transform the myth of ancient Greek civilization into a remarkably sharp commentary on politics, celebrities and pop culture today,” said Michael Thorn, president of entertainment for Fox Entertainment at of the broadcast announcement. “This project is an incredibly irreverent family comedy narrated by one of the city’s most inventive storytellers. We are proud to partner with Dan on this series, which strengthens our grip on the animation space and, while As we continue to build FOX Entertainment, marks an important first step for us with our first fully owned scripted property. “
The initial announcement of Harman’s new series at FOX indicated that it would premiere in the spring of 2022.
Over the past few weeks, several celebrities and companies have attempted to jump on the growing popularity of NFTs and cryptocurrencies, but with this more mainstream popularity, critics have linked these technologies as having a disastrous effect on the planet and exacerbating them. climatic issues.
In a detailed explanation on the subject, Gizmodo writes: “Without a major overhaul of the way tokens are created and sold, critics warn, it could ultimately help drive untold horrors back onto the biosphere and, by extension, humanity.” You can find out more here.
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