In the end, “Game of Thrones with mice” wasn’t a strong enough pitch for Disney’s top brass. Mouse Guard, an animated fantasy epic set in a world of anthropomorphic rodents, had been in development at Fox for around a year when the company merged with Disney, which promptly axed the project. But there’s a silver lining: the creative team has reacted to the news by publishing a trove of behind-the-scenes material online.
In a string of tweets, director Wes Ball uploaded a video tour of the empty studio, as well as some test animation which reveals the sheer scale of the film’s cg world.
Yes sadly, its true. Our #mouseguard movie is dead.
Seems it's too big a risk. It’s a damn shame really. We had something special. To my hella talented cast/crew: I’m sorry I couldn’t push this one through. The past year with you all has been a blast. May the Guard prevail! pic.twitter.com/MGRq54uI6O
— Wes Ball (@wesball) June 26, 2019