AIP-151: ApeCoin DAO Animated TV Series

Category: Core: Brand Decision

Submitted by: NFTV Network - Gory Greg Cipes MAYC #14578 & Hobbs MAYC #3600 & MAYC #16450


This proposal presents the idea that NFTV Network produces an animated interview series to feature ApeCoin holders on a weekly basis. The series would be produced by a decentralized team of industry professionals by NFTV Network team led by Greg Cipes.

Via our $ApeCoin token-gated portal, anyone with a minimum of 10 $APE in their wallet is eligible to be featured in the show. We plan to stream these episodes in the Otherside if / when possible. NFTV currently streams 24/7 across Facebook, Twitter, Twitch & YouTube.

In addition, these episodes will be turned into NFTs and sold exclusively in $APE.

Sample Episode


Following the success of our first show #ApeFollowApe and the enthusiasm surrounding future shows, we have decided to scale the show and feature all ApeCoin holders as well! Participation rewards will be sourced from partner NFT-based projects to help promote and draw attention to deserving partner projects. Token gating these interviews will prevent tourists from joining and encourage them to buy a minimum of 10 $APE to participate.

At NFTV, we believe that cartoons are the purest form of entertainment. We believe combing our decades of experience in the entertainment industry with the Web3 community we can build some truly amazing content together to feature and highly our community members, which will encourage holders to tell and share their crypto and NFT journeys. We will stream these episodes in the metaverse & eventually the OtherSide. We feel sharing these episodes will bring people together and foster community. We will generate excitement while rewarding people for simply participating in the ApeCoin ecosystem.


NFTV believes, through a series of episodes. We can highlight the experiences, products, and stories of fellow community members, which will in turn create a more active and engaged ApeCoin community. It’s with these shared mixed multimedia experiences that ApeCoin can realize its true potential to become the preferred token of web3. This AIP proposes we drop a weekly episode for 6 months. At the end of 6 months, we reassess interest, and community participation & can scale up or down production as needed.


NFTV has several products, various episodes & experiences planned for the ApeCoin DAO, but this AIP outlines just one of our many community shows, which will feature the ApeCoin DAO members and their accomplishments.

  • Animated Cartoon Series
    • Weekly 2-3 minute interview style episodes for 6 months (max 10 participants per week)
    • Streaming 24/7 for all time zones on
    • Episodes sold in $APE as NFTs ( on $APE preferred marketplace )
    • Featured on NFTV Network YouTube & Socials
  • $APE
    • Funds will be used to pay creators, editors & reward participation
    • Weekly featured member


NFTV Network has already made significant progress in accomplishing the stated goals with our first show #ApeFollowApe we have proven the concept has an interest with the Bored Ape Yacht Club community and broad NFT audience in general. We are even finding that normal people enjoy watching our episodes, which will help crypto adoption overall.

Portal - With the help of a token gate we will create a token-gated portal. We would absolutely be willing to undergo any security audits needed but would require funding for that.

Community communication - We propose that ApeCoin either tweet or retweet twice per week to update people about upcoming episodes and how they can get featured.

  • Creative graphics and copy will be supplied for each tweet by NFTV Network.


Once the DAO approves this grant, NFTV Network is positioned to implement these steps immediately. Let the show begin!

The estimated timeline for the above steps is as follows -

  1. Create Ape coin specific questions [1 WEEK ]
  2. Record Voice overs [1 WEEK]
  3. Animate Gory Greg [2-4 WEEKS]
  4. Setup Interview Portal with Token Gate [2-4 WEEKS]
  5. Edit video, post content, and find new participants [26 WEEKS]


This section highlights the rough cost structure including voice-over actors, licensing, design, web, and organization.

100% ApeCoin payment would be preferred.

Please see the attached document for the cost breakdown.

Budget Proposal
Prize Pool
Weekly Reward for Participation 5200
5200 Ape
Animator 5850
V/O 5850
Editor 5850
Writers 5850
Producers 5850
29250 Ape
Hosting & Development Costs
Hosting 520
Admin 2500
Web Design 520
Tokengate 329
3869 Ape
38319 Ape

Hi Heff. Thanks for posting this TV series. I just checked several episodes and they were very interesting. My question is, what’s your plan for the future content of this series? It’s saying you will do this weekly for 6 months. That’s at least 24 episodes. Will you do things other than introducing NFT holders and their number of BAYC/MAYC? I think the community might love to see a variety of content, for example, news in the industry or updates on Ape.


@ChrisL great question! Our proposal will allow us to cover approximately 240 holders. The interviews will cover a variety of topics. We typically ask anywhere from 5-20 questions, which provides us with a lot of flexibility to feature people from other ApeCoin-funded projects, so we can learn about the holder, their backgrounds, and their projects or proposals. We can also learn about holders/investors in general, which is valuable marketing feedback for $ApeCoin, so we can attract more non-BAYC/MAYC holders to participate in the DAO and ecosystem.


It’s a good idea to include interviewing ApeCoin-funded projects or proposal authors. I think this would be good for their exposure to the community other than posting and answering questions on the forum. Look forward to that!


Hi @heffjobbs,

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If we do not hear from you within 48 hours after your topic closes, your topic will be moved straight to the AIP Draft process.

We look forward to hearing from you.


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I am very content - please post to AIP Draft Process!

Let’s build!

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Thank you @heffjobbs for your ideas and the ApeCoin DAO community for the thoughtful discussions. A moderator will get in touch with the author to draft the AIP in the appropriate template. Once the AIP is drafted and meets all the DAO-approved guidelines, the proposal will be posted on Snapshot for live official voting at: Snapshot

Follow this Topic as further updates will be posted here in the comments. @heffjobbs please see your messages for the next steps.


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Hi ApeCoin DAO Community,

@heffjobbs has completed editing their AIP Idea to be their AIP Draft.

Follow this Topic as further updates will be posted here in the comments.

Kind Regards,


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Hi ApeCoin DAO Community,

Our team has reviewed and discussed @heffjobbs’s AIP Draft and have sent a list of initial questions. We await answers.

Follow this Topic as further updates will be posted here in the comments.

Kind Regards,


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’ We propose that ApeCoin either tweet or retweet twice per week to update people about upcoming episodes and how they can get featured."

Don’t think that explicit social media commitments need to be a part of the proposal, but a best effort can be made. Also because the NFTVNetwork product has its own NFT mint model, comms discretion should be preserved

What is the 2500 in admin for?

Tokengating doesn’t need a security audit, it simply requires you to take a signature verifying a wallet is who they say they are and then doing a simple API check for their $APE token balance.


This is the first time 0xWave has posted — let’s welcome them to our community!

Happy to see you active in the Discourse! @0xWave :+1: :+1: :+1:


Welcome! We need more active people in discourse. TELL YOUR FRIENDS!


Welcome Wave! Great to see you here!

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Dang def down for some animated series! Wanted to check out the sample vid but got this error. Can we get it back up?
Screen Shot 2022-11-23 at 1.59.52 AM

If you ever need help too with Animation workload let me know down to help too! Here is some of our work as well:

If not all good look forward to the success of your show!

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For the record, Franklin’s lawyer Ashwant has reached out to me since Franklin is interested in creating a STEM-oriented SpaceApe animated children’s series.

I’m not sure he’s aware of this proposal, but I’ve just provided him with the details.

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Hi @heffjobbs — can’t check the vids on Youtube, it says the channel is deleted. Would you kindly add examples in the discussion?

anyone with a minimum of 10 $APE in their wallet is eligible to be featured in the show

Also, how did you decide to have the exact 10 $APE threshold? I can see that it’s based on the Equality principle, but maybe there should be added another dimension (say, references / how long they hold it / etc.), with the goal to make sure that mostly relevant folks participate there

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@sibil we just got banned on YouTube, which is why we need to mint all our episodes!

#ApeFollowApe NFT of Episode

The 10 $Ape was to create an incentive to hold a few more coins to ensure you could be up to date on all the latest ApeCoin trends.

We feel we will return at least this 10 x $3.33 = 33.3 / 6 = $5.55 per month in value in return to the holder and community, which is why we put encourage an initial token hold in the wallet.

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@AaronLeupp.eth would love to see how we can feature your work!

Did you get a minute yet?

If not, mint one and send us your content!

Sample Episode, while we appeal our YouTube Ban!
Sample #ApeFollowApe Episode NFT

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