Jim investigates what happened to the rumored works that never came to be.

Over the years, one of the greatest frustrations I have had as a Disney fan is trying to track down Disney and animation books that were announced and often advertised as being published and yet further research eventually revealed that they never existed.

In fact, I am the victim of just such a situation.

How many of you might have stumbled across a copy of the Spring 1991 catalog from Publishers Group West which was distributed that year at the American Booksellers Association and announced The Unofficial Guide to the Animated Feature Films of Disney by Jim Korkis and John Cawley? There was even an ISBN number for this 200-page trade paperback which would be "a complete guide to all of the animated features from the Walt Disney Company. Covers the entire behind-the-scenes story for each film, including exclusive interviews and rare illustrations."

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