The Amazing Screw-On Head (2006)

TV Short   |  Not Rated   |    |  Animation, Short, Action

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A Civil War-era secret agent with an extraordinary special power serves under president Abraham Lincoln protecting America from supernatural foes. Unsold animated TV pilot adapted from a short comic book from the creator of Hellboy.




  • Paul Giamatti and Patton Oswalt in The Amazing Screw-On Head (2006)
  • David Hyde Pierce in The Amazing Screw-On Head (2006)
  • Paul Giamatti in The Amazing Screw-On Head (2006)
  • The Amazing Screw-On Head (2006)
  • The Amazing Screw-On Head (2006)
  • Paul Giamatti in The Amazing Screw-On Head (2006)

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13 March 2010 | gavin6942
| Potential Thrown Away By the SyFy Channel
This is the story of the Amazing Screw-On Head, a robot that works for Abraham Lincoln and the United States of America circa 1862. He is capable of attaching himself (a head) into various robotic bodies, some humanoid and others far more powerful. He is called to service when his arch-nemesis, Emperor Zombie, has decided to unleash the power of a demi-god.

This short, roughly 24 minutes, cartoon was a pitch for a series for the SyFy network. For reasons unknown to me, it was not picked up and all that exists today is this one episode. Like another series that never took off, "Heat Vision and Jack", I think this was a great mistake on SyFy's part.

Besides a nice limb-beating scene, the cartoon had original and quirky characters with a unique artwork style. Then you add Abraham Lincoln. I think one could compare the style of this roughly to "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" or "The Venture Brothers", both of which were or are quite successful. Compared to the other original crud SyFy pumps out, this would have likely gathered them a respectable audience.

There isn't much point in watching this cartoon with no others to go with it (the story is really minimal), but if you can get your hands on a copy, maybe give it a try. You'll see what might have been...

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20 August 2006



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