Cartoon Brew’s Amid Amidi gave away a book idea earlier this week — a book idea which he apparently doesn’t have time to execute on. Here’s a quote:
Here’s what I’d like to see: a richly illustrated coffee table book that explores unproduced animated features. Kind of like Charles Solomon’s The Disney That Never Was minus all the dull-as-dishwater Disney projects. There’s a good reason why most of those Disney films were never produced! (An exception might be made for Marc Davis and Ken Anderson’s Chanticleer.) Looking past Disney, there is an extensive catalog of daring and colorful feature animation projects that were unrealized. It’s an eye-opening alternative animation history that spans some of the art form’s biggest names.
Amidi, of course goes on to list some of the never-to-born movies he’d like to see featured. The post is an interesting read and you should head on over and take a look. The comments to the piece are also pretty fascinating, with numerous people chiming in with entries Amidi missed.