A misplaced Kingdom Hearts animated TV show pilot has been unearthed

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Kingdom Hearts has been a well-liked game franchise because the first game got here out in 2002. The sequence grew and later launched on a number of platforms, permitting gamers to expertise the story with the strengths of every console. However again when the game was launched, there have been plans for an precise Kingdom Hearts animated TV show. It by no means made it to the small display screen, however there was a correctly deliberate pitch for the sequence.

Seth Kearsley was the animator who would have been on the head of the animated TV show if it was green-lit. He lately dug up previous content material concerning the animated TV pilot, reminiscent of VHS tapes that included footage from the sequence.

He additionally additionally had quick scripts written up that will follow the story of the primary game. Seth tweeted an image of one of many scripts, going down on Future Island earlier than anybody realized what a Keyblade was.

A casting record was additionally current, with voice actors paired with some characters. It’s not a full record of everybody who was in Kingdom Hearts, however among the principal characters and villains already had voice actors deliberate out for them.

There was additionally a quick exhibiting of the Kingdom Hearts emblem on a TV display screen, but it surely solely flashed for a second and didn’t show greater than that. However Seth has deliberate to indicate us animated footage of the Kingdom Hearts TV pilot at a later date. Will probably be fascinating to see what the TV adaptation of Kingdom Hearts would appear like, even when we’re solely going to see the primary episode.

No date has been introduced for the airing of the pilot, but it surely gained’t be too distant. The pilot won’t cowl the whole lot within the first Kingdom Hearts journey, however it’ll allow us to see how Kingdom Hearts would have fared if it was ever launched on the TV display screen. It additionally gained’t be the final we hear of Kingdom Hearts, as extra video games are nonetheless being deliberate for the long run.