Elmo Aardvark: Outer Space Detective (partially lost Flash animation series; 2000)
Elmo Aardvark: Outer Space Detective is a Flash animated web series produced by Will Ryan and animated by Renegade Animation in April, 2000. It follows the titular character, Elmo Aardvark, who is "abducted" from Earth and enlisted onto the Star Ship Salubrious. On the spaceship, Elmo meets Captain VaVa LaVoom, a recruitment officer for the Super Secret Space Squad, and her snarky companion Zobo the Robot. The music for the series was produced by Will Ryan, and several albums are available on his Bandcamp page.
The webseries was awarded an Annie Award in 2000 for "Outstanding Achievement for an Animated Production Produced for Electronic Media."
Out of a confirmed 12 episodes, only 6 have been found. Episodes 1, 2, 5, 11, and 12 have been uploaded to Youtube, while episode 3 was uploaded to 4chan in October 2020. 26 episodes in total supposedly were released (as mentioned by the video uploader), though this is unverifiable.
- Will Ryan's Bandcamp page Retrieved 10 Nov 2020
- 28th Annual Annie Awards listing Retrieved 10 Nov 2020
- Trademark listing Retrieved 10 Nov 2020
- Will Ryan's official website Retrieved 10 Nov 2020
- Youtube playlist of most located Elmo Aardvark episodes Retrieved 10 Nov 2020
- Original 4chan post with a .swf file for episode 3 Retrieved 10 Nov 2020