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Banjo Meets the King of Goblins was a proposed loose sequel to the 1979 film Banjo the Woodpile Cat. It was to be directed by Don Bluth, produced by Linda Miller, written by Will Finn, co-assisted by Dave Spafford, animated by Lorna Pomeroy, pre-assisted by Vera Lanpher, pre-written by Heidi Guedel, and scripted by Dorse Lanpher.[1]


The plot details were never mentioned or given. However, due to the film's title, one could assume that it would be about Banjo meeting a goblin army and stumbles upon the leader of all of them. Thus leading to Banjo's once-again disappearance from his farmland, to the concern of his parents.


  • ? as Banjo
  • ? as Mama Cat
  • ? as Papa Cat
  • ? as Jean
  • ? as Emily

Why It Was Cancelled[]

  1. Bluth has said repeatedly that he wants to leave the character in the past, and also had the desire to leave the franchise behind. Thus leading to this film and an animated adaptation of the story The Pied Piper of Hamelin to get cancelled.


  • Banjo the Woodpile Cat remains as a standalone film.
  • Before the sequel was cancelled, merchandise for the film was considered to release such as tees and mugs. They also were including a comic strip panel of the film for newspapers. However, despite these were discussed in 1986, nothing has come out of them and no Banjo-related merch were ever released. It was because Bluth refused to do anything new with the project.
  • A villain named Rocko was considered for the sequel at one point. Though it was never clearly explained what type of creature it was nor if it ever was considered for a voice actor.