WhirlGirl (partially found animated web series; late 1990s-early 2000s)

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WhirlGirl Skyline Promo.png

Promotional art used for skylines

Status: Partially Lost


WhirlGirl was a superhero web series that was animated with Flash and featured on Showtime's website in the late 1990s to early 2000s, beginning in 1997. It has the distinction of being the first web series to have a regular schedule, as well as being the first to have a national ad campaign around it. There were at least 100 episodes, and some are still accessible through archive.org, but many are lost. Their pages don't seem to have been archived.

Chapters 6 and 7 have survived fully intact on an abandoned sample episodes page. However, many of the older and newer episodes remain missing. It's unknown if any of the people who worked on the show, including Visionary Media founder David B. Williams, still have copies of the shorts.

External Links[edit | edit source]

https://web.archive.org/web/20000815061033/http://www.sho.com/whirlgirl/ (The longest list of episodes, though possibly incomplete, is accessible if you go to this address, click "vintage," and then click along archive.org's archive dates for the page until you get to the latest one. For some reason, trying to go directly there via the Wayback Machine doesn't seem to be possible.)

https://web.archive.org/web/20010223211701/http://sho.com/whirlgirl/adventures/bmframeset_ep4.cfm (This lists a few episodes in which the series crossed over with another series.)

Former site of the animation studio

WhirlGirl Home Page