While my children were growing up, I came across the book "The Boy Who Could Sing Pictures" by Seymour Leichman. I thought it would make a wonderful animated film and pitched the idea to the studio I was working for at the time. It's a simple story of a kingdom lead by an inattentive ruler who is kept in the dark by his advisers. The overall atmosphere and mood are excellently captured by the illustrations and I wanted to keep the anthropomorphic sadness the architecture of the peasant township intact. There are some changes I think would make the story stronger and more dramatic but I still think the book would make a magical animated musical.
Here are my interpretations of the kings advisers Pomp and Circumstance.