Disney was considering an animated version of its infamous Haunted Mansion ride for television, but, sadly, it won’t be happening.
Shannon Tindle (Kubo and the Two Strings) recently revealed a demo of an opening animation for a Haunted Mansion pilot. And now that it isn’t going forward, man am I bummed.
Apparently, the project took place last year with several animators doing demos. Tindle wrote two different plots where one would be a limited project, and the other envisioned as an ongoing series. It seems the intro reel could have been used for either project.
Anyone who knows me knows I am obsessed with the Haunted Mansion ride, and I despise the film they made from it. There is a lot of story packed in that ride and it could easily be turned into several different projects, but for some reason Disney just lets it sit. We’ll get a movie for the Jungle Cruise of all things, but not another attempt at something to do with the Mansion. It makes no sense to me.
Come on, Disney. You make a ton of merchandise for the Mansion, you know we love it and want more. Finally do something with it!
Via: Dark Horizons .