Kickstarter Update #47 - Kidscreen Article

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Kickstarter Update #47 - Kidscreen Article

Post by MoDaD » Tue Feb 01, 2022 1:59 pm

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SWAT-KATS get back in action with Toonz
EXCLUSIVE: The prodco is partnering with original creators Christian and Yvon Tremblay on reboot SWAT-KATS Revolution.
By Elizabeth Foster
February 1, 2022

India’s Toonz Media Group is teaming up with Christian and Yvon Tremblay to produce a new show inspired by the brothers’ classic animated series SWAT-KATS. The reboot, entitled SWAT-KATS Revolution, will target kids ages five to 11 and feature a host of new characters battling evil alongside the brand’s beloved feline fighters.

Co-produced by Tremblay Bros. and Toonz, this new series is hitting the market 28 years after the original series premiered. SWAT-KATS Revolution, which is in pre-production now, will be distributed globally by Toonz, which launched an international linear kids channel last year to open up new distribution opportunities for its back catalogue.

SWAT-KATS was originally produced by Hanna-Barbera Cartoons and was the top syndicated animated show of the year in 1994, according to Toonz.

But the Indian company isn’t just looking to the past for inspiration—it recently teamed up with NFT platform Guardian Link to launch a new division that will turn its proprietary and third-party brands into collectible digital tokens.
From: https://kidscreen.com/2022/02/01/swat-k ... ith-toonz/
Kickstarter Post: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/18 ... ts/3419158
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Post by Sandt » Tue Feb 01, 2022 2:02 pm

I’m more the a little disappointed that this is a reboot and not a proper third season
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Post by MoDaD » Tue Feb 01, 2022 2:22 pm

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Tue Feb 01, 2022 2:02 pm
I’m more the a little disappointed that this is a reboot and not a proper third season
It may be important to note that this is from a third-party that's speaking in generalities and isn't really providing a whole lot of specifics - other than what we already knew (that SKR is being made and who the production company is). I suppose the target audience is news, but that's what the original was. I'm reminded of a lot of the things presented in the 1993 press kits that wound up being inaccurate once the show was made. Tomorrow's first-party details from the Tremblays will likely give a better idea of what to expect (be that good or bad), either reinforcing this article or perhaps deviating from it.

As for the NFT part, that's in reference to Toonz Media Group's company history, and isn't specific to SKR. However, if that's their history it's not much of a leap to assume that at some point there will probably be some kind of SWAT Kats NFT tie-in.

If an NFT association is something you disagree with, I'd recommend voicing your opinion here, in the Kickstarter replies, or in reply to the @TheSWATKats tweet.
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Post by MoDaD » Tue Feb 01, 2022 3:49 pm

I've started accumulating some of the responses to NFTs here:

https://nft.swatkats.info/
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Post by MoDaD » Tue Feb 01, 2022 4:53 pm

I forwarded those responses along to the Tremblays. Here's their reply:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=1073
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Re: Kickstarter Update #47 - Kidscreen Article

Post by Mikazo » Tue Feb 01, 2022 4:56 pm

That's a neat picture, but do we know what it's from? Meaning, is it what the show is actually going to look like, or is it more just preliminary concept art?
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But the Indian company isn’t just looking to the past for inspiration—it recently teamed up with NFT platform Guardian Link to launch a new division that will turn its proprietary and third-party brands into collectible digital tokens.
I get that this isn't specific to the show, but the part about NFTs makes me wonder if at some point we could see a Swat Kats cryptocurrency. Maybe, TurboKoin. ZymeIcon

Actually, imagine stories about it gracing the front page of various financial news outlets. "TurboKoin flies high, but investors jittery after inventor of DarkKatKoin takes a short position!"
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Post by MoDaD » Tue Feb 01, 2022 5:36 pm

Mikazo wrote:
Tue Feb 01, 2022 4:56 pm
Actually, imagine stories about it gracing the front page of various financial news outlets. "TurboKoin flies high, but investors jittery after inventor of DarkKatKoin takes a short position!"
For many, the issue is the non-fungible aspect that's in the NFT name. TurboKoin in your scenario would be a fungible asset (meaning each one is valued the same as the other). An NFT is purported to exist solely as a singular digital entity, meaning no two are the same and are not usable as an objective means of exchange in the same way cryptocurrency such as bitcoin would be. The controversy is that NFTs are strongly associated with being a kind of money-laundering scam, a "grift-fad" looking to deprive people of real money in exchange for something that actually has no value. Whether that's true or not, time will tell. Mainstream celebrities and other assorted big platforms such as Twitter and YouTube are embracing them - take from that what you will.
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