Pepper Ann (partially found pilot episode of Disney animated series; 1996)
Before Pepper Ann was green-lit by Disney, Pepper Ann was in development at Nickelodeon. However, when Linda Simensky, the Nickelodeon executive who supported the project, left for Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon rejected the show. Sometime during the development process at Nickelodeon, the executives asked creator Sue Rose to re-design the characters to look less like Fido Dido, which was also created by Sue Rose. Mr. Warburton, the show's eventual lead character designer, was brought in to re-design the characters. One of Mr. Warburton's early designs of Pepper Ann was used for the pilot. It is unknown whether the pilot was produced for Nickelodeon or Disney, as the title card of the pilot does not feature any company logos.
- Article contains an interview with Mr. Warburton. Retrieved 02 Feb '19
- A blog post by Mr. Warburton about the early days of Pepper Ann. Retrieved 02 Feb '19