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  • Development Hell: The movie, which was to be made by Nickelodeon, but Executive Meddling caused Jeff Smith to say no. It would be years before anything more would be heard, but then came Warner Bros. acquiring the rights. However, little has been heard from it since, with Jeff Smith not making too many comments on it. Rumors have it that a CGI movie will be made, to which Smith eventually agreed, though he insists in interviews that he'd have preferred a hand-drawn-animated one.
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  • Executive Meddling: Nickelodeon wanted to change some things that were present in the comic for the film. They also wanted the likes of Britney Spears and *NSYNC to sing for the film. However, Jeff Smith refused, and as a result, their version of the film was never made.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: The short story "May the Force be With You," which Jeff Smith drew for Disney Adventures and features Phoney dragging Fone Bone on a treasure hunt, has never been reprinted in any publication. Fortunately, copies of the issue (August 1994) are relatively easy and cheap to come by.
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  • Old Shame: The reason why Thorn: Tales from the Lantern, a book consisting of the comic strip Jeff Smith made that basically is a first draft of sorts, has never been republished. Fetches really high prices on eBay whenever it shows up. Though some of the strips are on the online archive of the Ohio State University Cartoon Research Library.
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  • What Could Have Been: Nickelodeon was considered to make an adaptation, but they never did. See Executive Meddling above for more details.
  • Dub Name Change: In the french translations, the Rat Creatures are called "Rats-Garous", meaning "Were-Rats". Bringing a Our Werewolves Are Different in the story, by the way.
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