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Walt Disney almost made "A Princess Of Mars" instead of "Snow White"
Can you imagine a world in which animation is not merely used to tell stories for children? It might have happened if Walt Disney had just gone ahead with his plans to adapt "A Princess Of Mars," the first of the John Carter stories by Edgar Rice Burroughs. It was meant to be a faithful translation, pure pulp science-fantasy, and if that had been a hit, I wonder if animation would have immediately turned into the way you tell the big fantastic stories that are too expensive for live-action. When Disney made "Snow White" instead, he may not have realized it, but he basically turned animation into something for kids, a perception that animated films are still battling today.