10. Dreamworks didn’t think it was going well
Tim Minchin is mostly known for his stand-up comedy. But in 2013, it looked like he was going to get his very own motion picture commissioned by Dreamworks. Entitled Larrikins, the animated musical would focus on a bilby who is trying to find his way in the world, featuring a cast of stars including Naomi Watts, Hugh Jackman, Margot Robbie, among others. Sadly though, four years later it was scrapped by the studio. Sources told Deadline at the start of this year, “Creatively it just wasn’t working out well.”
11. Disney feared it was too much like Rio
Disney has been churning out movies in recent years like they were going out of fashion. However, for the cutesy animation Newt, its collaborators Pixar broke tradition by making it the first ever movie it canceled. The reason? It was allegedly concerned that people would think of it as a rip-off of the 2011 film Rio – which had just been released shortly before Newt was slated to drop.