I’ve never actually seen Disney’s Black Cauldron. I made that decision when I was 11 and I’m sticking to it. The horror of seeing Dalben as a stuffed animal in a toy store was too great. I put my foot down and have never lifted it.
But I’m as fascinated by “what went wrong” as anyone else.
I was shocked to see Tim Burton’s name connected to the movie. From what I gather from various Websites, his input was a few grand ideas that didn’t get used. Like this one:
See it full-size along with other Burton/Cauldron art here. (And some other great Burton art.)
Honestly, this looks farther from my idea of Prydain than the actual movie did, but who knows … maybe it would have worked in a Spike Jonze/WTWTA kind of way.
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