Best Animated Pilots

The Top Ten

1 Infinity Train Infinity Train is an American animated short pilot created by Owen Dennis for Cartoon Network. It follows Tulip and her companion One-One, which is composed by Glad-One and Sad-One, in their journey through a seemingly infinite train with limitless possibilities to find a way to Tulip's home.

Cartoon Network needs to make this a show. With Adventure Time and Regular Show ending soon, it's definitely the ending of an era for the network. Infinity Train would make a PERFECT replacement to those two awesome shows. The pilot is funny, the characters are all great (especially the protagonist Tulip), and it has an intriguing mysterious tone that reminds me of cartoon greats like Adventure Time and Gravity Falls. Infinity Train is only an eight minute pilot and it already has a pretty big fan base. If Cartoon Network wants to maintain relevance, they need to greenlight this as soon as possible. Either that, or they can continue to show Teen Titans Go 24/7. It's their choice, and I hope they make the right one. - phillysports

I need this to become a show. It is awesome and I am interested in the world of this infinitive train. I want to know what the 33 on Tulip's hand symbolizes. I need to know. Hell I'd be happy if this was a mini series like Over the Garden Wall. - TailchaserFan10

5/5. Too good to put in words. Cartoon Network NEEDS this show, Regular Show and Adventure Time are ending soon and something needs to fill the role of a good CN show. - MistyMay113

It feels like it could become the next Adventure Time or Regular Show. It has good humour and an interesting plot with some mystery to it. I have to know what the number on tulips hand means - Lunala

2 Obituary: A Grave Beginning

What a cool and epic pilot. June wants to fit in at a school, but was surprised that everyone mistakes her for The Cemetery Girl. She lives at a mortuary after her parents died and was raised by ghosts. Blatsy was an awkward nerdy outcast who got bullied by Vince Rasp, Coach McKinney makes a good History teacher and gym coach, and popular rich and mean girl Lisa Rose has a clique called The Flowers, with two girls named after flowers, Daisy and Violet. - DynastiSugarPop

This and Infinity train are the best pilots I've ever seen, Twelve Forever was awesome too. - TheAlbinoWolf

3 The Modifyers

I haven't seen this but I like how the characters look - TwilightKitsune

An underrated one. I kinda find the characters cute. - DynastiSugarPop

So why do you like how the characters look other than their cuteness?

It's a crime that nick didn't pick up this one. - Seventies-Music-Fan

4 Sparkles and Gloom

I love Sparkles, she's so cute. I also love Gloom, she's got angst and she's so cute. She reminds me of Mandy from Billy & Mandy. - DynastiSugarPop

5 Kyle + Rosemary

I love this pilot. It focuses on nerds and goths falling in love. There is a lesson: Fit in, then fall in love. - DynastiSugarPop

6 Victor & Valentino

This is so iconic! The voice acting is great, the animation is cool, and the character designs are awesome! I watched this before! - DynastiSugarPop

7 AJ's Infinite Summer

I loved the pilot so much! - DynastiSugarPop

8 Cartman Gets an Anal Probe

This is the South Park pilot.

9 Ridin' with Burgess

Best failed pilot ever! I liked the plot and voice acting. - DynastiSugarPop

10 Twelve Forever

Amazing pilot with awesome voice acting! - DynastiSugarPop

The Contenders

11 Jammers

I loved the plot, the voice acting seems good, and I haven't watched it. - DynastiSugarPop

12 Clarence Clarence is an American animated television series created by Skyler Page for Cartoon Network. The series revolves around a young boy named Clarence and his two best friends Jeff and Sumo. Page, a former storyboard artist for Adventure Time and revisionist for Secret Mountain Fort Awesome, developed more.

Are you kidding me? - Neonco31

I like Clarence but I respect opinions if you hate it - Lunala


13 Adventure Time (Original Pilot)
14 We Bare Bears An animated comedy show by Daniel Chong about three different species of bears - Grizzly, Panda and Ice bear (polar bear). Since they were little, they wanted to get adopted by owners separately. But then they missed each other too much, so they reunited again. Now as adults, they now live in a cave more.
15 Back to Backspace

Shows great promise

16 Final Space

Despite being an animated pilot of Youtube, it is simply incredible, good plot and mythical moments, was both its impact that already has a series secured for 2018 in TBS

17 King of the Hill

Very interesting first episode doe - Absol

18 7 GRAND DAD Pilot
19 Space Pilot 3000

How is this not higher than 25th.

20 Galactic Kids Next Door

Technically not a pilot but should be green light.

21 Bottom's Butte

I watched the pilot and it was good! I loved the voice acting! - DynastiSugarPop

22 Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire
23 The Flagstones
24 3 Dog Band
26 Family Guy Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter (Idiotic Dad) and Lois (Nagging Wife), their children Meg (Socially Awkward Daughter) Chris (Idiotic Son), and Stewie more.
27 My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is a children's animated fantasy television series developed by Lauren Faust, produced by Hasbro Studios and DHX Media Vancouver. Despite the target demographic of young girls, Friendship Is Magic has also gained a large following of older viewers, mainly young and more.

Haven't watched the pilot yet though. - Neonco31

28 Lakewood Plaza Turbo
29 Danger Planet

I really, REALLY want this to become a real show. The characters are funny and intriguing, the animation is AMAZING and the story is great.

30 Korgoth of Barbaria

It's a sad shame that this was rejected. - SpaceGoofsGeekerBoy

31 Samson Scrap
32 Thunder Lizards
33 He-Hog the Atomic Pig
34 Philbert
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