Danger Mouse (Original Pilot Of Animated Series; 1979)


Danger Mouse (The Great Bone Idol)
A screenshot from the Great Bone Idol
A screenshot from the Great Bone Idol
Status Lost

Prior to the premiere of Danger Mouse on September 28, 1981, two pilot episodes were created around 1979-1980. One of these pilots, "The Mystery of the Lost Chord", has already been released years back but the other one, "The Great Bone Idol", is lost and has yet to see a commercial release.

Over the years, the entire episode has remained lost, though screenshots have surfaced. It was meant to be released on DVD but only the later pilot was included. The episode was redone in 1983 but it is unknown why the original never saw a modern release.

The lost pilot might have had an animation cell reused in the second pilot, due to a few inconsistencies in the animation. The following image is the only image believed to be from the first pilot, due to the main character wearing a bow-tie in a scene where he shouldn't.

Noticeably, the other pilot was also redone, suggesting that either both were lost at one stage or that they were considered too low quality.

References

http://danger-mouse.net/pilot.html

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Kitty-Chan

4 months ago
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I think this article has things backwards. The screenshot you have on this page is from the pilot "The Mystery of the Lost Chord", along with all ths info on the Danger-Mouse.net pilot page in the reference. http://www.t...f8063a7.html is where you can watch it and verify those screens are from that pilot. Interesting to note that the Last Chord pilot was reworked in to Who Stole The Bagpipes, S1E02.

Doesn't look like there's any confirmed info about the second pilot, even its official name is still unknown - https://en.w...2.80.9380.29. As the Lost Chord pilot was reworked in to another episode, it's possible that S1E01 is a rework/recreation of the second unknown pilot.. there are a few odd frames in that episode that are more crudely animated than the rest of the episode, but this is all pure speculation.
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Kitty-Chan

4 months ago
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Sorry it's so late here, haha. S1E01 is called Rogue Robots and you can watch that here - http://www.t...2c54c85.html
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