Toonbox Studios announces it became the first animation shop to launch an NFT campaign to finance an animated series last month, when the global fan community was introduced to Take My Muffin — a 30 x 22′ series aimed at teens and adults, ages 16+.
Take My Muffin tells the tale of Korney, a unicorn who wakes up after a car crash with total memory loss. Not only that but some really, really bad guys are trying to kill him… But hang on, there’s some good news, too: Korney has the super-ability to spontaneously produce genius startup ideas. And an eccentric sleazy entrepreneur named Rok has the “medicine” Korney needs to get his memory back… if Korney will work on Rok’s team that is. Who could say no to that!?
The series is set in an acid-trip version of Palo Alto, where robots live next door to dragons and walking potatoes while investors pump their money into developing psychedelic boogers and cross-species genital adaptors. And that’s just the nut-crusted top of the effin’ muffin…
After three years of development, Toonbox decided to finance the series with cryptocurrency because it seemed like the only proper way to make a show that revolves around crypto, ICO, neural networks, startups, drones, mobile apps and so much other stuff that fills today’s world.
Investors can participate at a variety of levels: small investing by acquiring NFT-tokens (minted at Rarible) and general investing by acquiring TMM-tokens with Ethereum cryptocurrency.
The show was created and is being produced by Toonbox Studio. The studio, with headquarters in Cyprus, utilizes a decentralized team of writers, animators, actors and composers in the U.S., India, Russia, Cyprus, Serbia, Canada, Belarus and Ukraine to create its internationally broadcast productions. Toonbox has been a producer of international animated series since 2008. Their shows include Qumi Qumi, Kit^n^Kate, and the YouTube cult phenomenon, Mr. Freeman.
Toonbox has been developing, producing and distributing original animated series and short films since 2008, and has created more than 440 episodes which have aired around the world. The studio’s shows have been broadcasted in more than 130 countries in 29 languages, and have racked up more than 3.5 billion views on YouTube alone.