Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, back to the drawing board we go
June 11, 2014 4:29 PM   Subscribe

DisneyToon Studios is best known for their spin-offs of Walt Disney Animation Studios films, like the Tinker Bell and Planes series, or the execrable string of direct-to-video sequels to Disney movies released from the mid-nineties to mid-2000's. But around 2005, they had a different spin-off in development: an epic, dark prequel to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
posted by Small Dollar (10 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
Interesting link, thanks.

The Tinkerbell movies are actually perfectly decent, with some notable flashes of style, good clean plotting and good characters.

Having a five year old daughter means I say this from a viewpoint of deep, thorough and relentlessly repeated experience.
posted by Sebmojo at 4:50 PM on June 11, 2014 [16 favorites]

Disney People:

It's great that you found the time to consider an epic, grimdark prequel to Snow White, but can we just have another Ducktales movie, or maybe a trilogy of kickass Carl Barks-inspired Ducktales movies?

posted by RonButNotStupid at 6:16 PM on June 11, 2014 [9 favorites]

I'm still kind of mad that Disney never got it together to make the live-action wuxia "Snow White & the Seven Shaolin" movie (with Yuen Woo-ping on fight choreography) that they've been kicking around since the early '00s.
posted by Strange Interlude at 7:18 PM on June 11, 2014

(sets up, delivers big fat meatball of a pitch, counts on someone to come through)

What do you think the plot might be for the next DuckTales movie?
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:21 PM on June 11, 2014

execrable string of direct-to-video sequels to Disney movies

Aw, but I have a soft spot for Bambi II. Partly because of the aesthetics, mostly because I love living in a universe wherein Patrick Stewart voiced the Great Prince of the Forest as hilariously underprepared deer dad.
posted by bettafish at 7:32 PM on June 11, 2014 [1 favorite]

However, Disney recently revived the concept of a dwarf-centered prequel to Snow White, only this time as a TV series: The 7D, coming to Disney Junior in 2014. From Fish Hooks creator Noah Z. Jones, the traditionally animated series gives the seven dwarfs a contemporary makeover and places them into the world of Jollywood, where they assist Queen Delightful in guarding the kingdom from zany villains Grim and Hildy Gloom.

If you'll excuse me, I think I need to go throw up. Like, forever.
posted by webmutant at 8:18 PM on June 11, 2014 [1 favorite]

Sebmojo, having six- and three-year-old girls, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by the not-terribleness of all the Tinkerbell movies. Not fine art, but my kids watch much worse sometimes.
posted by sauril at 9:58 PM on June 11, 2014 [1 favorite]

How about a nice, quiet, little sequel to "Song Of The South"?
posted by TDavis at 10:05 PM on June 11, 2014 [1 favorite]

Interesting read, but I think I'll take it with a bit of salt, as all of the reports of this movie's awesomeness seem to come from the one guy who tried to make it.
posted by Think_Long at 6:45 AM on June 12, 2014

To be fair, though the executives' ideas WERE legit horrible.

(seriously, how does this ALWAYS happen?)
posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me at 2:49 PM on June 12, 2014

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