Premise Pictures today announces it is releasing a series of 3D NFTs based on its original kids’ sustainability IP Ocean Rescue Battalion (ORB) to be minted on the Cardano blockchain. The NFT series will be released in mid-October, marking an early venture of the major international multi-platform animation brand.
Andy Briggs (Tarzan, Aquaman) and Theo Baynton (Thunderbirds Are Go, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe;) have joined the creative team as Head Writer and Animation Director respectively.
Premise Pictures will release a series of 3,500 collectible 3D NFT characters. Known as ‘Agents’, each one will be a unique one-of-one.
On reaching Checkpoint #1, a 22-page digital comic and 2 minute 3D animated episode, will be produced and shared exclusively with Agent holders. The mint date will be shared on 23rd September on the NFT series’ dedicated website orbattalion.com.
The ORB NFT series is being overseen by Stale and Athca, founders of PlanetPalz.io, who launched their sell out series of 12,000 uniques on the Cardano blockchain in May 2021. In line with ORB’s ethos, Cardano has been selected as the preferred blockchain as it is considered one of the most environmentally sustainable and is home to a positive and collaborative community.
Ocean Rescue Battalion (ORB) is a 3D animated action-adventure-comedy franchise with environmentalism at its core. It follows a vast underwater colony of Horseshoe Crabs who have evolved to use wonderful technologies to maintain and restorethe Great Ocean from ecological disaster. The 360-degree business model of the ORB universe aims to encourage and share positive environmental stories with its audience through humour. ORB has been shortlisted in the C21 UK Animation Marketing Competition.
Paula Dinan, Creative Producer & IP Creator, says: “Launching ORB as an NFT series represents the audience-first approach we’re taking to bringing sustainability focused animation to the world. As a holder of an ‘Agent’ you will have the option to have your unique character considered as one of twelve ‘randomly selected characters’ which will go on to feature in our multi-platform brand in the future.
“I’m excited that we are looking to harness the NFT series as an inclusive way to help the brand reach a diverse audience. 5% from every NFT minted will be donated equally between two ‘ocean facing community initiatives’ and the ‘Alzheimer’s Society’. We’re particularly open to conversations with partners that want to be involved with an industry leading creative franchise that informs its audience about the importance of protecting our Oceans and marine ecosystems. We’re looking forward to meeting some of them at BLE next month.”
About Premise Pictures
Paula Dinan established Premise Pictures Ltd to promote the development of intelligent and engaging multi-platform commercial franchises, offering international appeal. Each project has at its core, a clear genre, unique characters and a thought provoking ‘Premise’. ORB is one of the first multi-platform animation projects to launch through an NFT offering, an exciting alternative to the traditional route-to-market model. Premise Pictures aims to engage creatives, and collaborate with audiences and experts from across the production, web3 and animation industries.
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