6. Sony Pictures fired the mastermind responsible for the idea
Sony Pictures made a huge mistake on the now defunct Popeye movie. Despite being awestruck by the 3D CGI proposal made by seasoned animator Genndy Tartakovsky, Sony decided to fire the mastermind behind the idea. After no one stepped forward to take the project on after his dismissal, interest in the initially promising Popeye petered out.
7. South Park geniuses didn’t know where to go with it
Trey Parker and Matt Stone are best known for their work on the hit television show South Park. But they could’ve added a notch to their motion picture belt if they had made something out of this missed opportunity. The duo were given $1.5 million in 1998 by New Line Cinema to make Dumb and Dumber 2. But for some reason, they couldn’t fashion anything out of it. The sequel would eventually go on to be made in 2014 without the help of Parker and Stone.