November 17, 2003 - Disney has shut down production on the animated movie
"A Few Good Ghosts" for creative reasons.
"A Few Good Ghosts," which mixed traditional and computer-generated
animation, had already gone through a number of title changes --
including "My Peoples" and "Angel and Her No Good Sister" -- and was
being directed by Barry Cook, one of the directors of 1998's "Mulan."
Set to a bluegrass score, it revolved around a group of ghosts inhabiting
folk-art dolls. Its voice cast included Hal Holbrook, Dolly Parton and
The project fell victim to creative differences, with a Disney
representative saying Friday the studio had decided it was not
"universally appealing." According to Disney, the studio has not
yet determined whether the production's shutdown will lead to
layoffs at its Orlando facility, responsible for such features
as "Lilo & Stitch" and "Brother Bear." Further decisions are
expected by January.
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