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 mid October, marking an early venture of the major international animation brand.
Hot on the heels of the sell-out Jesus-2.com NFT series recently through NMKR Pay, the ORBattalion NFT series is another early contender in its bid to launch multiplatform animation projects through NFT series in order to grow the development of the 360 degree 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 restore the 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.”
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