– by Joseph Jammer Medina

It’s no secret that studios spend a whole lot of time, money, and labor on developing ideas that never see the light of day. Hollywood is littered with scripts, concepts, pilots, reels, and the like that are used to make internal decisions on where to go next.

One such reel has just hit the web. Kubo and the Two Strings creator Shannon Tindle recently took to social media to share a 50-second intro reel for a TV show that never came to be. The show in question was an adaptation of the Disneyland attraction, The Haunted Mansion.

The series was developed last year, and Tindle reportedly wrote two different versions of a pilot for the series. One would lead into a limited series, and one would lead to a more ongoing type of series. From those ideas rose this beautiful little piece of animation that gives off a fun, dark tone that could have sat well with a lot of fans.

Of course, we don’t know how the project would have ultimately turned out, and Disney TV Animation opted not to move forward with. Though this didn’t go through, there seems to be no ill will from Tindle, who states that TV Animation was supportive all the way through.

If nothing else, we can probably assume that this project would have turned out much better than the Eddie Murphy-starring film that hit theaters in the early-2000s.

What do you think of this reel? Would you have liked to see this series come to fruition? Let us know down below!

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SOURCE: Shannon Tindle

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.