Eddsworld refers to the online username and series of animations, comics, and games created by the late Edd Gould. Edd and his various friends, like Matt Hargreaves and Thomas Ridgewell, would have animated counterparts of themselves appear in the various media Edd posted online. Edd's earliest-surviving creation was a short titled Edd, and it was uploaded to Newgrounds on June 6, 2003, the same day he registered.

History

During Edd's time in secondary school, he would draw comics about his playground friends being killed and eaten. Edd's school friends would be "cast" in what he called 'Edd's World', which Edd claimed was likely inspired by Wayne's World. Edd later joined Neopets with Matt and some other friends, and he created a Guild accompanied with its own website titled 'Edd's Kill-a-thon'. After some angry threats, the admins removed Edd's guild for having a violent title. Because of this, Edd created a new guild titled 'Edd's World' with a Geocities webpage linking to various things.[1]

Edd started using an animated gif maker to make gifs about various things like "stickmen dying and farts", but when he finally found a site to post them on (sfdt.com), he discovered they were only accepting flash entries. Edd decided to search for some flash entries and came across a flash titled Agent Smiley, and he started using flash as a result. Starting on November 7, 2002, he made primarily stick figure animations, like his Bendee flash animations.[1]

Edd eventually put more of his efforts toward animations about the adventures of him, his friends' animated counterparts, and other characters.[1] The animated counterparts for two of Edd's friends, Thomas Ridgewell and Tord Larsson, were voiced by Edd himself and Alex L'Abbé during the times they didn't have working microphones.

On March 25, 2012, Edd Gould passed away after a 6-year-long battle with cancer. Edd hoped for Eddsworld to continue even after his death prompting Thomas Ridgewell and Eddie Bowley to create and direct Eddsworld: Legacy. On March 16, 2016, Eddsworld released The End (Part 2), thus ending Eddsworld: Legacy as well as Ridgewell and Bowley's involvement with the show. On the same day, Matt Hargreaves tweeted that he planned on continuing Eddsworld.[2]

On August 1, 2020, Eddsworld uploaded a new short called Fan Service 2, ending the four-year hiatus. This began a new era of Eddsworld titled Eddsworld Beyond.

The Comics

In addition to animations, Edd would post comic strips to his online accounts. These comics were also posted on Edd's website until the site was shut down due to malware in January 2012. After the death of Edd Gould, Tom and Paul created twenty additional comics until control over Eddsworld was handed to Matt and Edd's family. Matt with a few others continue to make comics.

Scrapped/Unknown Projects

Power Of Three

The announcement of a new game was made in late May of 2009. Edd stated: "I have also formed a group with Psycosis91 (who coded Not-so Special Stage and Bang, Boom, Splat!) and TheWaves (who made the intro music for MovieMakers) for the Newgrounds 'Power Of Three' summer event - which basically means we shall be making a game together over the next few months, hopefully meaning it will be an awesome game!"

Word continued to be released on this game until mid August of 2009, when the game was officially dubbed "Kid Thulu" and was destined to be a platformer. Shortly after this announcement, updates on "Kid Thulu" stopped.

Unknown Competition

On October 28, 2013, Tom stated on the Eddsworld Twitter account that there would be an upcoming competition.[3]

Deleted Scene

The Unspecified Deleted Scene is from an unknown source. Pictures were posted on the Eddsworld Twitter page on August 4, 2015.[4]

The scene featured Edd stretching his neck from the right side of the screen into the sky, with his body not being seen at all. The shot then cuts to Tord riding a convertible in the same direction, while his hands are vibrating and flailing in the air instead of holding the steering wheel. Then we see Tom in a river right next to the road Tord is on. Tom is traveling in the same directions as the others.

Untitled Sketch

Thomas Ridgewell had an untitled sketch listed on a Twitter post.[5]

Film adaptation

An Eddsworld film was promised to be made if the Eddsworld: Legacy fundraiser made more than $150,000, but the movie never got made.[6]

Lost Media

Bendee 6

Bendee 6 was a Bendee animation created by Edd Gould. It was uploaded to Newgrounds on November 25, 2003 and removed from Newgrounds on October 25, 2007.[7]


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Copyright Infringement

Edd Gould used numerous copyrighted materials in his videos until around 2009.[9] Because of this, certain videos were edited, remastered for sound, and uploaded to the "Eddsworld Extra" channel.

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