Rumor of the Day: Is Disney making a Discworld movie?

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Marc Bernardin
Dec 14, 2012

There's a hole in the Mouse House's 2014 schedule—could it get filled by an adaptation of Terry Pratchett's fourth novel in the Discworld series?

According to the animation rumor mill, directors Ron Clements and John Musker—responsible for Disney hits like The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and The Princess and the Frog—are preparing storyboards for a hand-drawn adaptation of Pratchett's 1987 fantasy Mort, which tells of a young man who gets a job interning for Death.

Bear in mind, this is all still rumor. And even if it were true, Clements and Musker are prepping those storyboards to pitch the higher-ups on the viability of a feature. It's not a done deal.

Still, it's nice to see that Disney hasn't given up on traditional animation, and they've still got the talent in house to make it sing.

(Blue Sky Disney via SpoilerTV)

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