Funding for this pilot came from the budget for RoboCop (1988). Instead of making a 13th episode of RoboCop, Marvel Productions decided to use their funding to have Toei Animation produce the animation for this pilot instead.
The series for which this pilot was intended to launch never materialized. Shortly after this pilot was delivered, Marvel started having financial issues and stopped work on just about everything but Muppet Babies (1984).
According to story editor Rick Hoberg, he gave Wolverine an Australian accent due to the Australian fad going on at the time, and it was planned for Logan to be Australian in the comics. However, Logan instead remained a Canadian.