An animatic of the long-lost Kingdom Hearts series has surfaced online.

Animator Seth Kearsley served as executive producer for the animated series adaptation of Square Enix’s Kingdom Hearts. On Oct. 11, Kearsley released the 11-minute, never-before-seen unfinished pilot onto his YouTube channel. Earlier in Oct., Kearsley took to Twitter to ask his followers for advice on importing a VHS tape to digital. After searching through his belongings, the Eight Crazy Nights director encountered a VHS tape with the label “Kingdom Hearts” and the date Aug. 28, 2003. Almost 20 years later, Kingdom Hearts fans can now watch the series that could have been.

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The 11-minute incomplete pilot titled “Agrabah” followed the game’s three main characters, Sora, Riku and Kairi, though Disney characters like Donald Duck and Goofy also appear. The episode’s title previously served as the setting of Disney’s Aladdin in the film and the first Kingdom Hearts game. While most of the Kingdom Hearts‘ original voice actors reprised their roles in the canceled series, including Hayden Panettiere and David Gallagher as Kairi and Riku, respectively, Bobby Edner replaced Haley Joel Osment to provide the voice for Sora. According to Kearsley, Osment had a scheduling conflict that prevented his involvement in the Kingdom Hearts show.

It’s unclear if the unfinished pilot will remain on YouTube, considering Disney did not authorize its release. Additionally, potential copyright claims could affect the video’s publication status. However, Kearsley did list in the video’s description that he doesn’t own the pilot or claim any rights except his own work. Before the animatic’s release, Kingdom Hearts fans had only seen storyboards from the canceled series.

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Released in March 2002 for the PlayStation 2, Kingdom Hearts introduced players to Sora, Kairi and Riku while also incorporating characters from past franchises, like Final Fantasy and countless Disney films. The popularity of the first game resulted in Square Enix and Disney ordering a series adaptation merely months after its release date. Unfortunately, both companies decided to cancel the series, leaving the pilot in the dust until its recent surfacing.

According to Kearsley, Disney criticized the pilot for being too dark. However, some rumors addressed how Disney and Square Enix didn’t want the series to contradict the lore of the video games. Despite the animated series’ cancellation, Kearsley remained thankful to his fans, who supported him by purchasing the show’s storyboard art to get him out of a financial rut.

The Kingdom Hearts games are available to play on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Players can also download the Cloud versions on the Nintendo Switch. There is currently no set release date for Kingdom Hearts 4.

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