- What Could Have Been: During The '40s, Walt Disney and Samuel Goldwyn discussed collaborating on a movie about Hans Christian Andersen. Most of the scenes would have appeared in live-action, but Disney's crew would have also prepared animated shorts of Andersen's fairy tales to play during the picture. Disney abandoned the project when producing WWII propaganda, prompting Goldwyn to eventually release an all live-action musical about Andersen and his stories. One of the stories featured in the musical, The Little Mermaid, and one considered for adapting into one of the cartoon shorts, The Snow Queen, became full-length Disney animated movies in 1989 and 2013, respectively.
Trivia / Hans Christian Andersen (1952)