The primary ensemble of the cult classic film Napoleon Dynamite is reuniting for an animated series to be released using blockchain technology.
According to a September 27 story from Hollywood news agency Deadline, the cast of Napoleon Dynamite has all agreed to voice characters in CyKo KO, an animated adaptation of Rob Feldman’s comic book of the same name, with a 12-minute pilot set to premiere on Web3 streaming service Rewarded.TV.
Napoleon Dynamite is a 2004 indie comedy that established a global cult following despite being shot in only 22 days and with a $400,000 budget. Jon Heder, Tina Majorino, Efren Ramirez, and Jon Gries are among the prominent characters.
Heder, who played Napoleon Dynamite, will play the main character, who shares the same name as the show. The story of CyKo KO revolves around a hero and his sidekicks who defend the colonies of “SuperEarth” from adversaries and gigantic monsters. At this time, a 12-minute pilot is said to be in the works.
Rewarded.TV will sell CyKo KO NFT card collecting packs on October 1 as part of the show’s fund-raising efforts.
The packs, which start at $59, were created in collaboration with Theta Labs. Hodlers of the NFTs will have access to all of the series’ season 1 episodes, as well as other programming and films on Rewarded.TV.
The figure is described as a “fourth-wall breaker, pinball junkie, cereal eater, motorcycle rider.” The series will follow him, his sidekick Peachy Keen, and their pet Meemop as he defends SuperEarth’s colonies from gigantic monsters and zany people “in this Saturday morning cartoon-inspired, all-ages title.”
With Rewarded viewers, the NFTs will unlock the show as well as other film titles and series.
The Cyko KO Star Cards NFT will be released on Friday at 12pm PT (September 30).
Feldman will serve as showrunner through his Earworm Media company. Rocketship Entertainment, which he co-formed with Tom Akel in 2019, is co-producing alongside Replay and Verified Labs, a Web3 production firm founded by Heder. Feldman previously collaborated with Theta on the Cyko Headz NFT collectibles, which were based on digital comics and inspired the Theta blockchain. He also recently produced the Warner Bros. film Night of the Animated Dead, which stars Josh Duhamel, Katee Sackhoff, and Dulé Hill.
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