Mila Kunis is launching an animated web series that uses NFTs as access tokens. This means that users can only watch the Stoner Cats Series if they have the Stoner Cats NFTs. Funds raised will go toward funding future episodes.
Stoner Cat NFTs as Access Tokens
The American actress and producer is best known for starring in the TV Series “That 70’s Show” and voicing Meg Griffin on the Fox Animated series Family. She takes on a similar role as she will also voice one of the characters in the series.
The project’s website describes the web series as “an adult animated series centered on five house cats who repeatedly save their beloved owner, Ms. Stoney. Pretty, wild huh?” Users need to buy Stoner Cat NFTs to “watch a five-minute-long piece of entertainment.”
The series is produced by Mila Kunis’ production company, Orchard Farm. For the tech part, Kunis is partnering with NFT veterans. The NFTs were created by Big Head Club, a crypto firm run by Mack Flavelle (CryptoKitties) and Jonathan Howard (CryptoPoops).
The aesthetic and theme of the series seem to be patterned on CryptoKitties, an OG NFT Collectible that has proven its longevity. These virtual cat NFTs were first released in 2017 and still topping DappRadar NFT Charts to this date. However, unlike Stoner Cats, CryptoKitties do not come with any additional media attached.
The whole cast and crew behind the series have not yet been announced. However, Kunis teased the fans that some animators involved in the project have connections to Classic like “Toy Story 2,” “Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse,” and “Space Jam: A New Legacy.”
During her guesting on Conan, Mila Kunis shared a bit of her motivation in building an NFT Project. She said “I felt like it was a very masculine area — like everybody that I knew that knew anything about it at the time was always a man and I was like ‘this can’t be that hard,’” said Kunis. “I just deep-dived into it and surrounded myself with two incredibly smart women that know everything about it.”
The actress then shared that she met with the women behind the Facebook-backed Libra Project, now the Diem token project. After immersing herself in crypto and decentralized marketplace, she concluded that the NFT space is really empowering. This led to her new NFT Project, the Stoner Cats Web Series.
Mila Kunis also supports how NFTs give creators control more than intermediaries like media giants and music labels. “Everybody just did [the project] because they thought that it was different and fun and we all wanted to do it for the right reasons. It brings ownership of content back to the artist and cuts out the middleman.”
Celebrities and NFTs
There’s no shortage of celebrities entering the booming NFT Space. This is only natural because celebrities helped NFTs gain mainstream adoption while raking in millions in sales. Iconic Mean Girls star, Lindsay Lohan, minted her own NFTs on Rarible and recently released her new single “Lullaby” as an NFT. Paris Hilton just joined Origin Protocol as an investor and Inventor. Even Joe Exotic, the incarcerated Tiger King Netflix Series Star, is releasing an NFT Collection.
Mila Kunis’ Stoner Cat NFTs will be available by early July.