Infinity Train’s success was due in part to the amount of buzz generated by the original pilot episode released online. Viewers demanded this series to be green-lit. Now with that in mind, I’ve compiled a list of cartoon pilots that should be turned into animated series, like Infinity Train.
CliffSide has one of the most unorthodox senses of humor I’ve seen in a contemporary cartoon. The mix between horror and comedy is truly unique. I hope the series can find a home.
Hazbin Hotel has a fresh art style and a plot and humor that caters to older audiences. Animator Vivziepop has developed a fully realized world so it’s only a matter of time before we see the denizens of the Hazbin Hotel on TV.
This is a cartoon that clearly has big plans and builds huge worlds. While the art still leaves much to be desired, I know that if it were picked up for TV, it would look simply stunning. I envision the mixed-media sensibilities of The Amazing World of Gumball combined with the rich fantasy architecture of Steven Universe.
Why didn’t this show get picked up? Modifyers has a groovy art direction and a wonderful set of protagonists. I might suggest making the villains less annoying and more threatening. Give me gothic, retro Kimpossible!
The Amazing Screw-On Head
This series could find a home given Netflix’s first-look deal with Dark Horse. The Amazing Screw-On Head is one of Mike Mignola’s most bizarre and charming inventions. The animated pilot managed to capture the spirit of the original comic while also delivering some stellar voice acting performances.
Bluehilda’s use of sight-gags and non-stop visual comedy makes it one of the most expressive cartoon pilots on the list. The premise is bonkers and could appeal to fans of Nickelodeon’s Rocko and Invader Zim films on Netflix.