In a recent press release, MCOT, the Thai state-owned public broadcaster, announced the launch of a non-fungible token (NFT) collection inspired by its long-running TV program, Cartoon 9.
The series, dubbed “9 Cartoon the Collection,” was designed in collaboration with Thai artist Napop Chowapoonpon, also known as Issara Guang, who drew inspiration from the broadcaster’s 43-year history of animation series.
Each NFT within the collection not only features elements from the original cartoons but also includes the voices of eight renowned voice actors from the original shows, including those from the beloved series Doraemon.
While specific release dates and pricing details for the NFTs remain undisclosed, the collection is set to be released on the Thai Bitkub NFT platform and will have limited availability.
The announcement also suggests that these NFT artworks may be later turned into physical products, such as art toys, thereby adding a physical dimension to the digital experience.
MCOT also declared its intention to use digital assets in the future to pay tribute to its historical legacy, including historical events footage and radio content.
This initiative falls in line with the broader trend of using NFTs and Web3 technologies to bring back old cartoons, giving them a modern twist.
Earlier this year, VeVe, a digital collectible platform, collaborated with Sesame Workshop to release an NFT collection featuring iconic Sesame Street characters.
Additionally, in June, Tamagotchi, the popular virtual pet game that captured the hearts of many in the 90s, made a comeback with a new device that connects to the metaverse.