Virtual Boy (partially found unreleased video games for Nintendo virtual reality system; 1990s)
« A picture of the Virtual Boy.
It is infamous for being one of Nintendo's most severe critical and commercial failures, with it only selling under a million units by the time it was discontinued in 1996. It was ravaged by critics for its limited color scheme, its expensive price (costing about $180 at launch), and the health problems that could be encountered from using the system, with people even citing that permanent brain damage could be encountered by using the system., The system was discontinued in early 1996, leaving numerous games unfinished or unreleased., The Virtual Boy was a "tabletop" portable video game console created by Nintendo and released in the summer of 1995.
TAS 1000 (partially found audio releases of Canadian band; 2002-2003)
« TAS 1000 logo as seen on A Message for Marta.
TAS 1000 was an experimental, Canadian indie rock band that is most famous for creating the song, "(I've Been) Delayed" which went on to be featured in Penguin Chat 3 and Club Penguin. It was formed by Matthew Stephen Krysko and consisted of his friends, Cassidy Robert Gordon Picken, Scott Alexander Howard, and John Leo Rogers. They had their debut show either on October 22nd, 2002 or October 31st at Ms. T's Cabaret., Despite having gained an extremely small but loyal fanbase since then, many of their audio releases are now lost.
Earthworm Jim (partially found unaired pitch pilot of Kids' WB! animated series; 1995)
« A photograph from an unknown video game publication, showing stills of the pitch pilot for Earthworm Jim.
Earthworm Jim is a 2D side-scrolling platformer, created by Doug TenNapel and developed by Shiny Entertainment. In 1995, an animated series was created and aired on Kids’ WB!, which would go on for two seasons. Before this, a pitch pilot was made, featuring a slightly different design for Jim. Information on the pitch pilot is scarce, with very few sources coming forward over the years to provide information about its development. Due to this, the pilot remains partially found, with clips and promotional stills giving us some insight into the development process of the cartoon series.
Burger King CD-i training program (lost Burger King CD-i FMV training game; existence unconfirmed; 1996-1997)
« Burger King logo.
The Burger King CD-i training program is an alleged CD-i full movie video training game that was tested at various Burger King locations across the United States in the 1990s. Only two articles and a comment on the YouTube channel FrameRater have verified the existence of the training game. Having been described as full-motion video-based, it is presumed that it would train the employee in various scenarios at Burger King. Due to the fact that the two articles that make mention of the CD-i game as being in a testing state and not being rolled out until late 1997, it is unknown if the training game was ever sent out to any Burger King location.
The Bugs Bunny Show (partially lost animated TV series; 1960-2000)
« The show's logo from a color broadcast.
The Bugs Bunny Show (also called The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes Comedy Hour, The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show or The Bugs Bunny & Tweety Show) was an animated anthology show that showcases many of the previously made Looney Tunes and Merry Melodies shorts. It premiered on ABC on October 11th, 1960, and would go on to be the longest-running cartoon series in history, ending on September 2nd, 2000. It has attained a large number of episodes throughout its forty-year run. While the theatrical shorts used in the show are accountable and survive today, episodes from the show's long run were not so lucky. The amount of all the episodes made is unknown.
Figure It Out (partially lost episode of Nickelodeon game show; 1998)
« The show's original logo.
Figure It Out was a children's game show that aired on Nickelodeon from July 1997 through December 1999. The original run was hosted by Summer Sanders, and a revival in 2012 brought back the format and was hosted by Jeff Sutphen., One specific episode that is lost is Season 2, Episode 40, wherein the contest's secret talent was "leaks inhaled milk from eye." The talent, as performed by a teenager from New Hampshire named Anthony, was to effectively snort milk through his nose and then push the liquid out through his eyes. The contestant's secret was not guessed by the panel, and he was awarded the grand prize, which included a trip back to Universal Studios.
F-1 World Grand Prix III (lost build of cancelled Nintendo 64 Formula One racing game; 2000-2001)
« Cover art of F-1 World Grand Prix III.
F-1 World Grand Prix III is an unreleased Nintendo 64 Formula One racing game developed by Paradigm Entertainment and was set to be published by Video System as part of the F-1 World Grand Prix series prior to cancellation., Before December 2020, very little information was known about the game, and its existence was questioned. The only indication that a third sequel of the F-1 World Grand Prix series was being developed came from audio developer J.D. Smith on his now defunct website Gamesoundsmith. On his website, he claims that he was contracted to work on sound design for the game, and that it was a Nintendo 64 exclusive that was "fully developed" but ultimately was never released.
Garfield Goose and Friends (partially found children's puppet TV series; 1952-1976)
« An early ad for the series from when it was broadcast on CBS.
Garfield Goose and Friends (also known as Garfield Goose and Friend when it aired on WBBM-TV and WBKB-TV between 1952 and 1955) was a locally produced children's puppet television series created by radio host Frazier Thomas. The series originally aired on WBBM-TV, a CBS station, until 1954, when it switched to the ABC-owned WBKB-TV. It then began airing on the independently owned Chicago station WGN-TV for 21 years until the end of its run in 1976., Despite its long run, most of the series was produced during a time when wiping was still very much a common practice in television, and only a few episodes of the series can be found today.
Frozen (partially found early drafts of Disney animated film; 1937-2012)
« The film's final logo.
Despite Frozen's eventual success, those at Disney struggled with adapting The Snow Queen for many years. With various issues revolving around the film's story, characters, and themes. Causing the story to go in and out of development hell for nearly 75 years. Many of these different versions have still yet to see the light of day.