Kenny the Shark (partially lost unaired pilots of animated series; 2001)

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The original title card for the pilot.

Status: Partially Lost

Kenny the Shark is an American animated television series that originally aired on Discovery Kids from 2003 to 2005. Two 11-minute pilot episodes for the series, along with a short animated music video, were originally produced in 2001[1] by New York City-based studio Bullseye Art (later known as Raw Power).

The pilots feature a portion of the main characters from the final product, including the titular tiger shark Kenny, his owner Kat, and Kat's parents. However, drastically different character designs, animation, and (presumably) voice actors are used.

Synopsis

The first pilot revolves around Kat and Kenny competing with another girl and her poodle at the local park to determine who is the better pet. A loosely similar storyline was used for the full series episode "Pet Tricks".

The storyline of the second pilot is currently unknown.

A short animated music video featuring the characters singing about the prehistoric megalodon shark was also produced, intended to be aired between both 11-minute segments.

Availability

A rough version of the first pilot that features no background music or sound effects, along with a low-quality version of the Megalodon music video, are available on animator Ryan Edwards' website. They were reuploaded to YouTube on October 8, 2018, by user SpongeRobert RectangleShorts (known as Thespongeywun on LMW).

Currently, no known footage of the second pilot is available online.

Videos

Rough version of the first pilot (no music or sound effects).
"Megaladon" [sic] music video (low-quality audio).

References

  1. Ryan Edwards animation page. Retrieved 08 Oct '18.