Hellbenders (Found Original Pilot Of Web Animated Series; 2012)
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|Title card for Bitch, Applease, the pilot to Hellbenders.|
|Date found||9 Apr 2016|
Hellbenders is a popular animated web series created by Youtube user psychicpebbles. It centers around the two main characters, Chris and Zach, going about their every day lives while unknowingly (or uncaringly) committing or being a part of various horrible acts. Some time before 2012, a rough pilot titled Bitch, Applease was created for it and, on Oct. 6th 2012, it was cleaned up, expanded, and turned into Applooza, the first episode of the show.
There are various differences between Bitch, Applease and Applooza, the main one being that Bitch, Applease is in a heavily unfinished state, with several scenes either not animated or missing entirely. Also, based on the pilot's "intro", the final product may have had a different intro composing of static photos instead of the fully animated one it has now. The tree scene, "black market" scene, and final scene with the mail man also seem to have had different endings. For awhile, the pilot was available on the Hellbenders website, but said website is down and the pilot was not put on psychicpebbles' Youtube channel, making it lost.
But on April 9th 2016, the pilot was uploaded online via LostVideosArchive along with an extras video, making it no longer lost. The two videos (and Applooza) can be found below.