List of lost or unfinished animated films

The following is a list of lost or unfinished animated films.

FilmCountryNotes
The Prince and the Swan Fairy
Királyfi és a Hattyútündér
Hungary1928: One of Hungary's earliest animated films, and an early effort of János Halász at Sándor Bortnyik's Bauhaus art studio, Műhely.[1] Only a few fragments of this experimental animation remain.[2]
The Adventures of PinocchioItaly1936: Was supposed to be Italy's first animated feature, but it was never finished and is now thought to be lost. Only the script and a few still images are all that survive.
The Tale of the Priest and of His Workman Balda
Сказка о попе и о его работнике Балде (Skazka o pope i o yego rabotnike Balde)
USSR1933-36: Directed by Mikhail Tsekhanovsky, with music composed by Dmitri Shostakovich. It would have been the USSR's first traditionally animated feature film, but it was abandoned shortly before its completion due to various production difficulties. Most of the film was lost in WW2, and the 6-minute market scene stands alone as a classic of Russian animated films.
St. Francis: Dreams and NightmaresFrance1936-39: Berthold Bartosch, who had previously directed the animated short L'Idee, worked on this feature film in Paris until he fled the city in anticipation of Nazi occupation during World War II. He left the unfinished film at the Cinémathèque Française upon fleeing, but it was destroyed during the occupation. Less than 30 minutes of the film had been completed when it was destroyed. Only a few still images survive.
Hong Gil DongSouth Korea1967: South Korea's first animated feature (traditional animation). It was believed that none of the prints of the film had survived to the present time, but recently,[when?] two copies have been found in Japan. It was being displayed at a gallery, but no one had noticed that it was considered lost.
The Thief and the CobblerUS/UK1960s-1990s: film was taken away from director Richard Williams and released as The Princess and the Cobbler and Arabian Knight; heavily edited versions with much of the already-filmed footage cut out. Unofficial restorations of the original film are available.
The WorksUS1970s-1980s: It was meant to be the first computer animated feature, but was never completed.
Treasures under a mountain or The Hobbit / Сокровища под ГоройRussia1991: The Argus International Animation Studio began to work on this animated movie, based on The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, but soon after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the project was cancelled, and only six minutes were completed.[3]
Train Arrival
Прибытие поезда (Pribytiye poyezda)
USSRA watercolour-animated feature film begun in 1986 by Aleksandr Tatarskiy - part of the reason for the formation of PILOT Studio, the first private animation studio in the USSR. About 40 minutes were finished before hyper-inflation hit Russia in the late 1990s. The unfinished film was highly praised by several masters of Russian animation who saw it (including Fyodor Khitruk, Yuriy Norshteyn, Eduard Nazarov, Igor Kovalyov and others), before the film materials were lost to three consecutive floods in late 2005.[4][5]
PoeUSAnimator Michael Sporn was producing and directing an animated feature based the life of Edgar Allan Poe when he died in January 2014.[6]
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood
ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 ファントムブラッド

(JoJo no Kimyō na Bōken Fantomu Buraddo)

JapanA 2007 Japanese anime film based on Part 1 of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga series entitled Phantom Blood. The film was released on February 17, 2007, to commemorate JoJo author Hirohiko Araki's 20th year of publishing. Animation was handled by Studio A.P.P.P. The film had a limited screening in Japanese theaters. While the film remains unreleased on home video, several dozen screenshots exist as well as roughly 18 minutes of footage in the form of two trailers and a 16 minute collection of various scenes without dialogue. The collection surfaced online in 2012 after allegedly being given out to an Academy of Art University student by their professor (who apparently had connections to those who worked on the film) as part of a sound design project.
Лягушачий райRussia[1]
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