IMP, Inc. (found animated pilot; 2001)

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The three IMPs, Irk, Net'l and Vex.

Status: Found

Date found: 19 Apr '16

Found by: ThaWarden, and duh dee dee

IMP, Inc., is an unsold cartoon pilot created for Cartoon Network by Charlie Bean and Chris Reccardi. This cartoon aired on Cartoon Network's "Big Pick" weekend, on August 24, 25, and 26, 2001.

Plot

Traveling in an orbiting meteor, three Imps are up for review and are offered the opportunity to help a poor farm couple by granting them their wish for desperately needed rain to help their crops. They manage to deliver rain, but their hopes for promotion come crashing down when their meteor smashes the couple's crops.

Availability

The only source material on the web is a small teaser of the cartoon, featured below. Though Reccardi did not upload the pilot itself, Reccardi uploaded the ending theme song onto Soundcloud but has since deleted his account, leaving this song currently lost. He has, however, uploaded later pilots The Modifyers and Meddlen Meddows.

On April 23rd, 2015, an Anonymous user going by the name of "book333" teased a Mega folder on a photo hosting site, with screenshots of the Mega folder, and the pilot with links and all info that could be used whited out. One day later on April 24th, 2015, Lost Media Wiki user The Negotiator found Imp, Inc. on a Spanish website (http://seriesdelos90.net/, although users are not advised to visit as it redirects to shady downloads), along with another lost pilot, Major Flake.[1] The pilot was found in a MEGA folder along with other CCF Big Pick cartoons in Spanish and both pilots were subsequently uploaded to YouTube.[2][3]

On April 19th, 2016, almost a year after the Spanish version was found, YouTube user duh dee dee uploaded the pilot in its entirety with English audio after being contacted via email through his site by LMW users ThaWarden/B00TL3GG3R.

Gallery

The full English audio of the Imp, Inc. pilot.

References