Kingdom Hearts (found animatic of cancelled Disney animated TV adaptation of game series; 2003)

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Kingdom hearts pilot title.jpeg

The animatic's title card.

Status: Found

Date found: 11 Oct 2022

Found by: Seth Kearsley

Kingdom Hearts is a series of action role-playing games created by Square Enix in collaboration with the Walt Disney Company. The series focuses on 3 teenagers name Sora, Riku and Kairi who lives on the Destiny Islands. While they go off searching for other worlds, they get separated by various creatures called the Heartless. Sora then has to visit different worlds of various Disney franchises to help find his friends with the help of Goofy and Donald Duck.

TV Series

After the first game was released in 2002 to great success, plans of a TV adaptation of the series was in the works. The series was going to be directed by Seth Kearsley who developed a pilot to pitch the show to Disney Channel. The network rejected the pitch worrying that the premise was too dark for its audience.[1]


After the rejection, the pilot went into obscurity until 2014 when Kearsley uploaded a few early drafts of storyboard panels to his DeviantArt account.[2] That same year a YouTuber named Brandon Gonzalez interviewed Kearsley about the project.[3]

On October 11th, 2022 Kearsley uploaded the pilot to his YouTube channel, the pilot was still in animatic form with the audio intact.[4] 3 days later he took the original upload down as a request from a friend at Disney, many more users have sinced reuploaded it to various platforms.



Storyboard Panels


The animatic.


ProdigyxCD's video on the subject.

ObscureMediaTV's video on the subject.

ProdigyxCD's follow-up video on the subject.

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