The vultures in Disney's classic animated feature "The Jungle Book" were originally supposed to be played by the Beatles, but Walt Disney didn't feel they had staying power. He felt that in a few years the British band would be forgotten, and didn't want to date his film with soon-to-be nobodies.
They didn't go on to do much, but, they some of their fans are still around.
Decades later Disney has come full circle.
ImageMovers Digital, the motion-capture division of Disney's various animation studios (which include Pixar Animation Studios, Disney Animation Studios, and DisneyToon Studios), is preparing to re-make the classic, traditionally-animated Beatles film "The Yellow Submarine" in 3D CGI, according to Variety.
...will soon be this:
Disney is in negotiations to acquire the rights to 16 of the Beatles' songs.
Robert Zemeckis, who's ImageMovers Digital studio has been behind the films "The Polar Express", "Monster House", and this winter's "A Christmas Carol" will direct.
He's best known for directing the traditional animation/live-action hybrid "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"
Disney is hoping for a 2012 release.