Happy Wheels: The Series (partially lost go90 animated series based on mobile game; 2016)
Happy Wheels: The Series was a web series created by Machinima and the creators of Happy Wheels and was made exclusive to Verizon's go90 streaming service. The series debuted to go90 on November 15th, 2016.
The series takes place in the fictional town of Happy Wheels, a town that is well-known for its enormous death count. In each episode, there is a new adventure/story being told to the audience, and a fictional organization called D.E.A.T.H.S (Defensive Education Awareness Team and Health Society) in which attempts and fails to lower the city's death count.
On November 2nd, 2016, IGN reported that the popular hit game Happy Wheels was getting an exclusive animated series available only on go90. They stated that the series was being developed by BMP Digital and was being published by Machinima, which was at the time called Machinima: Heroes Rise. IGN said that the series would feature an all-star cast of celebrities, and would feature very recognizable characters from the online game and that the series would debut on November 15th, 2016, exclusively on go90.
On November 15th, 2016, the first episode of Happy Wheels: The Series debuted on Verizon's go90 platform. The first episode told five different stories from the perspective of 5 different characters from the game, these characters being Wheelchair Guy, Effective Shopper, Irresponsible Dad, the storyteller himself (Lawnmower Man), and Segway Man. The episode was only a total of 3 minutes long.
In June of 2018, many news outlets reported that the go90 service would be shutting down at the very end of July because there was limited usage of the platform, and so the more popular streaming service, Oath, could be able to thrive. On July 31st, 2018, the streaming service go90 officially closed its doors and deleted all content present on the platform. Ever since then, Happy Wheels: The Series is mostly lost media.
The show could be watched on the go90 streaming service, but after its shutdown, many of the episodes have completely ceased to exist. The first three episodes of the series are available to watch on YouTube, and the rest being available on Dailymotion.
|0||Trailer for Happy Wheels: The Series||Found|
|1||Welcome To Happy Wheels||Found|
|2||Friday Night Races||Found|
|4||D.E.A.T.H.S Go Medieval||Found|
|5||The Day After Wednesday||Found|
|6||The Butterfly Effect||Found|
|7||Stephen Saves The Day||Lost|
|9||Back To The Present||Found|
- Happy Wheels Wiki page on Happy Wheels: The Series. Retrieved 08 Dec '20
- Article on Happy Wheels: The Series. Retrieved 08 Dec '20
- Another article announcing the series' debut on go90. Retrieved 08 Dec '20