written in the stars
Seth Kearsley, known for directing Sony's 2002 animated film Eight Crazy Nights starring comedian Adam Sandler, has released the Kingdom Hearts animated series animatic he had been working on back in 2003.
Kearsley had this to say about the animatic:
I don't own this. I claim no rights to any part of this except that this is my work. I'm not profiting from it. I want to show my work. It's been 20 years.
This is not without it's flaws, which I have not doubt will be pointed out, but I was really proud of the story we were able to tell in the time we had. Setting up the entire premise of a series, and doing a 'typical episode' is a tall order. I feel like we pulled that off, and when they tested it with kids, it tested better than anything else they were testing in that round.
The animatic features full voice over by most of the original cast except for Haley Joel Osment who was replaced by Bobby Edner as Sora.
Sora - Bobby Edner
Riku - David Gallagher
Kairi - Hayden Panettiere
Donald - Tony Anselmo
Goofy - Bill Farmer
Jafar - Jonathan Freeman
Maleficent - Susanne Blakeslee
Cave of Wonders - Frank Welker
Jiminy Cricket - Eddie Carroll
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