Like many studios, Disney often develops projects that they ultimately shelve so they never reach the public. One such film that Disney ultimately killed was called “Fraidy Cat.” The basic idea was a satire on Hitchcock films.
In “Fraidy Cat,” Oscar (the hero) is accused of a crime he didn’t commit so he has to leave home to clear his name. In the process, he has to deal with a biplane in a corn field along with other references to Alfred Hitchcock films.
Despite positive initial reaction from test audiences, Disney was worried that people wouldn’t get the Hitchcock references and that Fraidy Cat wouldn’t be marketable enough. Given the world’s interest in cats, that’s hard to believe. Hopefully someone at Disney will bring “Fraidy Cat” to life one day. Until then, you can click here to read what “Fraidy Cat” was supposed to be like.