Kappa Mikey (found original MTV pitch and Nicktoons pilots of animated series; 2004)

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The title card used for the Nicktoons pilot.

Status: Found

Date found: 26 Jul 2017 (MTV pilot), 29 Mar 2018 (Nicktoons pilot)

Found by: Sergei Aniskov (MTV pilot), TeamNotCrash (Nicktoons pilot)

Mikey as he appeared in the Nicktoons pilot.

Kappa Mikey was an animated comedy series that aired on Nicktoons Network from 2006 to 2008, with a short-lived Nickelodeon run as well.[1] The show centered around a teenage American male named Mikey Simon, who wins a trip to Japan to star in an anime series named LilyMu. The show was an affectionate parody of anime and Japanese culture, and had a unique style of animation blending; Japanese people were portrayed in an anime art style, while American people were portrayed in a Western-animated art style.

The series soon become a cult classic following its cancellation, but some are unaware of the original MTV pilot. The MTV incarnation was geared toward older audiences, with more adult humor, but the original voice actors still had the same parts. According to one of the show's animators, Andrew Kaiko on his Tumblr, the pilot had different characterization, different animation, and a hip-hop soundtrack.[2]

MTV declined the deal, and Nickelodeon took over the project Only a few pictures and information of the pilot existed, until July 26th, 2017, when the series' executive producer Sergei Aniskov uploaded the full pilot on his YouTube channel. It's in low quality and has temporary voiceovers and music in the pilot, but otherwise, it is the full intact original pilot.

On March 29th, 2018, YouTube user TeamNotCrash uploaded a second pilot of the show that originally aired on Nicktoons. This pilot was confirmed as real by the show's creator, and used a different art style and voice cast from the MTV pilot.

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The MTV pilot uploaded by Sergei Askinov.
The Nicktoons pilot that aired on the network.
LSuperSonicQ's video on the Kappa Mikey MTV pilot.
LSuperSonicQ's follow up video on the subject.

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