The launch is scheduled on 1st December
The world of Baby Shark is about to join the non-fungible-token (NFT) world as the Makersplace platform announced the launch of the first-ever official NFT pieces from one of the most-viewed videos on YouTube, which are scheduled for release on 1 December.
Makersplace announced five limited editions featuring the five original characters – Baby Shark, Mommy Shark, Daddy Shark, Grandma Shark and Grandpa Shark.
The NFTs will reproduce the Sharks in their moving holographic style, accompanied by ambient sounds built around the original melody from the ‘Baby Shark Dance’.
“Baby Shark’s first official NFT collection features striking and unique original animation, and music that embraces the original Baby Shark aesthetic while remixing it into eye-catching art pieces that push the boundaries of the brand,” said the company.
The one-of-one NFT auction
The company also announced a one-of-one auction of a one-minute-long digital art piece that features the character of Baby Shark as he journeys through a newly reimagined dream-like underwater envrionment, seen through a lens that portrays the Baby Shark world in a captivating new light.
“The loopable animation is loyal to the design principles of Pinkfong’s Baby Shark while showcasing the characters like never before; collage techniques, repetition, geometric symmetry, and a trance-like artistic edge,” said the company.
“The accompanying music is a classically composed, bespoke, electronic movement built around the unmistakable melody, and flashes of the iconic vocal. It evolves in perfect synchronicity, layering melodic sounds into subtle crescendo moments throughout,” said the company.”
Baby Shark took the world by storm since it first broke the internet with its ‘Baby Shark Dance’ video.
“With more views in one video than humans in the entire world, Baby Shark generated unprecedented amounts of engagement on the internet, certifying RIAA Diamond with 11 Platinum prizes, and recording a 20-week streak on Billboard’s Hot 100”.
The recent $30m round
In late Summer, MakersPlace raised $30M funding with a round led by Bessemer Venture Partners and Pantera Captial, with participation from Uncork Capital, Draper Dragon Digital Assets, 9Yards Capital, Coinbase Ventures and Sony Music Entertainment.
The funding included also strategic investors like the US rapper Eminem. Other investors were Acquavella Galleries, Sabrina Hahn and Bill Ruprecht in the arts, Paul Rosenberg, 3LAU in music, Larry Fitzgerald and Shari Glazer in sports; Eric Baker, Julia and Kevin Hartz, Vinny Lingham and Tobias Lütke in tech.
According to NFT Stats, in the last seven days, MakersPlace NFTs were sold 37 times with sales volume at $116.87k. The average price of one MakersPlace NFT was $3.2k.