Empire Square (found animated series; 2004-2006)
Boxart of the first series.
Status: Partially Found
Date found: 21 Oct 2022 (short length Channel 4 episodes only)
Found by: Goofy Stinky Goblin
Empire Square (or Empire Sq.) is an animated TV series written by comedian Matt Morgan and animated in a "pixelated" style. It originated in the United Kingdom where it is broadcast on Channel 4 late at night on Fridays. Around 2005-2006, American music network Fuse TV aired full-length half-hour episodes as opposed to the 2-4-minute ones in the UK.
The plot to Empire Square could be seen as a mix of South Park and a raunchier Ed, Edd n Eddy, as episodes typically center around three kids named Ritchie, Rabbit, and Hooks going about their day while trying to come up with get-rich-quick schemes, occasionally starting bands, and generally getting into trouble.
Despite its apparent cult following, little footage or info on the show is available, with a promo for the series from Binside TV uploaded back in 2005. Only one of the show's 12 episodes is available that was uploaded by an unknown YouTube user but since had been set to private. A listing for the first series can be found on Amazon.
On October 21st, 2022, YouTuber Goofy Stinky Goblin uploaded all the episodes on his YouTube channel ripping it from the Empire Square DVD, rendering all of the 2-4 minute episodes that aired on Channel 4 found. However, 11 of the full-length half-hour episodes that aired on Fuse TV still remain lost to this day.