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Video: What if Disney Animated the "Harry Potter" Series?

By Christopher Campbell | Spout December 2, 2010 at 3:38AM

We recently heard that Steven Spielberg originally wanted to adapt J.K. Rowling's books into a condensed series of animated films. Would they have had musical numbers, too? A new parody video gives a little peak at what the "Harry Potter" franchise might have looked and sounded like had it been set up at Disney as an animated property. Perhaps this is what Spielberg had in mind. If so, we can be so very thankful that it didn't end up this way, with Voldemort singing songs about hexes like "Avada Kedavra" (sung to the tune of "Hakuna Matata").
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We recently heard that Steven Spielberg originally wanted to adapt J.K. Rowling's books into a condensed series of animated films. Would they have had musical numbers, too? A new parody video gives a little peak at what the "Harry Potter" franchise might have looked and sounded like had it been set up at Disney as an animated property. Perhaps this is what Spielberg had in mind. If so, we can be so very thankful that it didn't end up this way, with Voldemort singing songs about hexes like "Avada Kedavra" (sung to the tune of "Hakuna Matata").

Aside from the "Lion King" connection, this parody is spot on with everything I hated about Disney Animation in the late '90s early '00s. And yet I'd kind of like to see more, maybe a song from Harry and friends, just to be sure it'd be a bad idea all around, not just as far as the treatment of the Death Eaters.

Check the video out after the jump.


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