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Mistress Masham's Repose was a film based on the 1946 novel of the same name by T.H. White that was being developed at Disney in the 1980s by Joe Hale, a verteran Disney animator who would eventually produce The Black Cauldron. Animator Andreas Deja did some preliminary character designs for it.


The plot would have been the same as the book, which follows Maria, a ten-year-old orphaned girl who lives on a derelict family estate, with her only companions being a loving family cook and a retired professor of Ancient Latin. The two try to protect Maria from her strict governess Miss Brown, who takes her cue from Maria's guardian, a Vicar named Mr. Hater. Meeting the Lilliputians and being tempted to love, to fear and to bully, Maria must save her friends and herself.

Why It Was Cancelled[]

  1. Jeffrey Katzenberg disliked the project.
  2. Hale and most of the team were fired.


  • The film was permanently cancelled.
  • Mistress Masham's Repose was replaced with The Black Cauldron in 1985.


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