Friday, January 11, 2013

Animated Films that Never Were (Don Bluth Edition)

Making an animated film is a long and complicated process. Many films spend years, sometimes even decades in development. ( In an extreme case, Ricard William's The Thief and the Cobbler spent about 30 years in limbo before it was released in 1993.) Here are some films by renowned animator, Don Bluth, that sadly never got to see the light of day. Bluth often struggled with finical troubles, particularly after his studio tanked in the mid 1990s. Here's a small glimpse at what could have been.

The Little Blue Whale:


The Velveteen  Rabbit:

East of the Sun, West of the Moon: 
was meant to be released after the Secret of NIMH (1982), but but the union went on strike for 73 days.