Vitalik Buterin and Chris Rock to Star in ‘Stoner Cats’ NFT Series

July 28, 2021, 10:45 AM AEST - 5 months ago

Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of Ethereum, will star in an animated comedy series called Stoner Cats alongside Chris Rock and a number of other A-list actors and comedians.

Created and produced by actor Mila Kunis, Stoner Cats revolves around a lovable old cat lady, Ms Stoner, and her five house cats which become sentient after inhaling their owner’s “magic” medical marijuana. Buterin voices Lord Catsington, an old taxidermied cat that provides wisdom and guidance to the other cats in the show.

Non-Fungible Television

The show will also star Kunis’s husband, Ashton Kutcher, as well as Seth MacFarlane, Chris Rock and Jane Fonda. Viewers will have to mint a non-fungible token (NFT) to get access to the first five-minute episode, but that token will function as a lifetime pass for all Stoner Cats episodes. The NFTs will sell for 0.35 ETH, or around $US800 at the time of writing.

NFT Cats Beget More Cats

The true genius of Kunis and her team is that minting a token to watch the show will also generate a unique NFT cat, which can presumably be traded among other collectors. Each cat is “algorithmically generated by combining 500+ unique traits with varying rarity across six categories (Eyes, Expression, Collar, Left Side, Right Side, Accessories). Incredibly rare NFTs featuring limited edition characters are also available.”

NFTs are hot topic right now, and combining them with cats, which are always extremely popular on the internet, is a brilliant move and one that could propel this project to great success.

NFTs Continue to Soar

NFTs are one of the most talked-about topics in the crypto community right now. NFT platforms continue to explore the implications on the distribution of artworks and entertainment media. A digital artwork known as the ‘Crypto Mona Lisa’, signed by Stoner Cats’ own Vitalik Buterin, will be listed on Australian platform NFT STARS on July 30.

CryptoMother, aka the ‘Crypto Mona Lisa’. Source: BTC Art Gallery

There has been further interest from traditional film and TV studios in using NFTs as a new way to distribute entertainment media. Last month, Fox Entertainment announced it was investing $US100 million into developing its own NFT platform. Earlier this month, it was announced that Oscar-winning actor Anthony Hopkins’ latest film, Zero Contact, will be released exclusively as an NFT on Vuele.

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