Abandoned “MallNation” Cartoon Network Project Revealed

MallNation Characters

Yesterday, news of an abandoned Cartoon Network project was released to public by its creators Michael DeForge and Ryan Sands, the proposed show was called “MallNation” it stalled at the storyboard phase and a pilot episode was never made. Cartoon Network decided not to go ahead producing the show.

Description of MallNation from Michael DeForge’s blog:

“MallNation is about the entire student body of an elementary school getting locked inside of an abandoned shopping mall as punishment for scoring lowest on standardized testing in the country. All the cliques of the school branch off into their different storefronts – the goths take over the arcade, the popular mean girls build a tent city out of expensive textiles in the department store, etc. Episodes would feature the children squabbling over territory, exploring weird, uncharted parts of the mall, and working together to build something new and cool out of their situation.”


Ryan Sands also provided a description of some of the characters: