Last month, it was discovered Disney was planning on releasing an animated series based on Kingdom Hearts in 2003.
The same veteran animator Seth Kearsley, who uploaded cast notes and even script segments of the axed project, has now revealed the full pilot animatic (a series of storyboard sequences) on his YouTube channel. It’s got voice acting and a soundtrack, too.
In a brief description, Kearsley says he was really proud of the story and claims it tested better with younger audiences than anything else at the time:
“I don’t own this. I claim no rights to any part of this except that this is my work. I’m not profiting from it. I want to show my work. It’s been 20 years. This is not without it’s flaws, which I have not doubt will be pointed out, but I was really proud of the story we were able to tell in the time we had. Setting up the entire premise of a series, and doing a ‘typical episode’ is a tall order. I feel like we pulled that off, and when they tested it with kids, it tested better than anything else they were testing in that round.”
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