While I was doing research for a recent article about the history of Magic of Disney Animation
, I found a real interesting article about the development of the "Back to Neverland" film. It's clearly written without input from Disney but shows how the film was developed and I found it a great read.
They objected to Robin Williams as being "not Disney" which I guess in those days was true. They objected to animating the tourist as a Lost Boy. One muck insisted the tourist be changed into an animal, preferably a skunk. He really said skunk. When Jerry pointed out that there were no talking animals, especially talking skunks, in Peter Pan, the muck's head exploded. Really. It exploded, making quite a mess on Bob's nice paneling.
The full article can be found here: http://www.flipanima...flipfissue2.htm