Insight the making of an animated film: ideas that didn’t make it

Jim Hill’s regular animation veteran Floyd Norman gives us an interesting insight in the time it takes to develop an idea into a workable script or decent storyboards. I know that it took many people to contribute story ideas before Aladdin became the story that we saw in the finished film. First pitched by Howard Ashman then later re-wrote by Beauty and the Beast writer Linda Wolverton before the final screenplay took shape by the hands of Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio and the producers/directors Ron & John.