Chronicle, the studio and digital collectables marketplace platform built entirely for fans, is joining forces with the world’s most beloved talking bear, Paddington.
Chronicle creates authenticated digital collectables for the world’s greatest brands, including for stars of stage, screen, and television. Coinciding with the launch of its NFT (non-fungible token) marketplace, Chronicle is announcing the release of exclusive art and images of children’s storybook favorite — Paddington.
Based on Michael Bond’s book series originally published in 1958, audiences of all ages have cherished Paddington’s heart-warming stories full of misadventure and humor for generations. The exclusive Paddington Bear NFT Collection on Chronicle will feature rarely seen art from the Ivor Wood collection first released in the 1970’s. In addition, NFTs will be created from original images designed by Peggy Fortnum. The NFTs to be minted as common, rare, epic and immortal issues will capture Paddington’s innocence and curiosity from his adventures in a human world.
The Paddington collection launches with two digital collectibles in common and limited edition mintings.
“We are thrilled at Copyrights to partner with Chronicle to offer a unique opportunity to own and collect Paddington NFTs, created with rarely seen and iconic designs from Ivor Wood and Peggy Fortnum. It was important for us as the rights owner of Paddington to make sure we bring to our fans and beyond, unique and authentic digital collectibles,” says Sophie Kopaczynski, CEO of Copyrights.
Chronicle is also partnering with Pandas International, a global nonprofit working to ensure the preservation of the endangered Giant Panda’s habitat and population, to create and sell a series of NFTs to be minted as digital twins of the count of pandas at the time of the last census. Each Pandas International NFT will be limited in issuance with proceeds from the NFT sale going to support the cause. 200 NFTs will be minted at $75 each for the initial drop supporting Pandas International, which will occur the week of September 20.
“Pandas International is focused on panda conservation and has recently increased our focus on wild pandas and reintroduction of captive born pandas into the wild to improve the gene pool. With approximately 1864 pandas left in the wild, partnering with a company concerned about preserving the planet for the pandas was an exciting opportunity. Habitat preservation is a critical aspect of protecting the pandas.” commented Suzanne Braden, founder of Pandas International.