Uncle Chris Productions has released on March 29 the first episode of an eight-part series titled “Bitcoin and Friends.” The humorous cartoon aims to make individuals laugh amid the crypto saltiness on social media and depressing bear market.
Bitcoin and Friends encapsulates the life of a sad Bitcoin searching for his lost father. The animated series stars a Bitcoin named “B,” who finds himself at a hospital and begins a journey to discover who he is and his creator. B meets some quirky friends in the first episode titled “Tears of a Clown.”
The protagonist meets various characters such as his father Satoshi Nakamoto, Ethereum, Mitalik, the Bankster Henchmen, Itty Bitty, and Pal Fifty. The full first episode can be watched on YouTube, but the show is NSFW and may be quite risqué at times. The next seven episodes are wholly crowdfunded, and individuals can donate through the official website.
Donating to the series includes advantages like private screenings, the possibility of getting their personalized character in the show, and digital figurines depending on the amount gifted. Contributions can be in BCH, BTC, ETH, NEO, LTC, and 12 other digital currencies.
The money goes toward the production budget which consists of allocating funds to sound design, music licensing, original music, voice talent, and character design. Per Bitcoin and Friends producer Robert Allen, “the story of Bitcoin and crypto is so colorful that it was an obvious treasure trove of good comedy and compelling characters and stories.”
“In the pilot episode, we start at the beginning of bitcoin in 2009 and wanted to show the frailty and uncertainty of those early days,” the show’s director and voice of B, Uncle Chris, explained. “Bitcoin will become more powerful and confident as the season progresses.”
In the episode, B is suffering from a condition called “proof-of-work,” which happens when he vomits smaller Bitcoins. B also meets Jones who brings the Bitcoin to meet Ethereum inventor “Mitalik.” The creators of the show want to use the New Jersey lifestyle and humor to “educate non-crypto people about bitcoin and related technologies and bring them into the space.” Allen said they “think it could be a good entry point for the non-initiated and we also hope the show will be a bit of a pressure release valve for the crypto community at large.”
The remaining episodes are on hold until sufficient funding has been raised, and the synopsis of the next stories is locked until the completion of funding. The upcoming episodes are titled Existence Crisis, The Silky Road, Federal Undercover Agents (F.U.D.), The White Paper, A Coin On A Mission, The Big Bank, and Jamie Sapphire & The Rod Of Truth.
The production crew is also looking for talented illustrators, animators, editors, and writers.