The Unholy Trinity of  Awkward  Cartoon Pilots that (somehow) Became Amazing Shows

startingmelodrama:

Gravity Falls Pilot:
(Never aired(!) on TV, even the creator thinks it’s a lil embarassing)

Adventure Time Pilot
 (MS-Paint-lookin’ thing made for Nickelodeon (!), who said “meh” and passed on it. Luckily, Cartoon Network pulled it out of the trash bin)

Steven Universe Pilot
(with special guest star The Uncanny Valley):

look at these precious ugly ducklings…not knowing how beautiful they would become…