National Lampoon, the comedy setting first launched as a spin-off of a Harvard University magazine Harvard Lampoon before expanding into radio and film, he has teamed up with Web3-focused entertainment studio Non-Fungible Films to release NFTs and other projects based on the Lampoon’s IP.
The Lampoon tracks other institutions looking to monetize their IP through NFTs and other blockchain-based projects, including studios like Paramount and networks like ESPN. Non-Fungible Films, which has a separate production partnership with WME to create web3 projects, is currently in development for a TV series based on the Bored Ape Yacht Club, a collection of NFTs that gives holders access to benefits such as personal events and members -only online spaces.
The first NFTs of the pact between National Lampoon and Non-Fungible Films will be a collection of commemorative art, although these will only be released to users who have an “executive producer” pass with Non-Fungible Films. The two companies have not shared any further details about other projects in the works.
“We couldn’t think of a better production partner to incubate and create Web3 IP with than Non-Fungible Films,” Raj Singh, the co-founder of National Lampoon, said in a statement. “Their passionate and loyal fans are a perfect match, and those who grew up with our brand are ready for a disruptive NFT experience.”