Cancelled Movies. Wiki

On April 11, 2018, it was announced that Leo Matsuda (director of award-winning 2016 Disney short Inner Workings) would write and direct Yokai Samba, a coming-of-age DreamWorks film based on the folklore of the same name.


Based on the trade reports that are inspired by a folk story Matsuda heard in his youth about growing up and has Brazilian and Japanese influences.

Why It Was Cancelled[]

  1. The cancellation reasons are currently unknown.


  • The film was later permanently cancelled.
  • On March 2, 2021, it was announced that Nickelodeon would instead develop the film.