Cancelled Movies. Wiki

Universal acquired rights to the book's adaptation in 2001 and initially attempted to develop a computer-animated adaptation with Disney animator Eric Goldberg, but in 2003 the CGI concept was replaced with a live-action one, and Goldberg was replaced with Spike Jonze. The film was originally set for release from Universal, and a teaser of the film was attached to the studio's 2000 adaptation of How the Grinch Stole Christmas.


The plot would be the same as the book.

Why It Was Cancelled[]

  1. Disagreements between Universal and Sendak over Jonze's approach to the story began to arise.


  • It led to a turnaround arrangement where the film's production was transferred to Warner Bros. and released the film in 2009, upon its release it was a box office failure, but had a positive reception.