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Some rare and unseen histories of "Rejected"...


A never-before-seen frame from the unreleased "Spanky the Bear Show," a short produced circa 1997/8 and never completed. It's not worth asking just what on earth is going on here.. the central gag of "Spanky" was later fully adapted and improved to become a pivotal scene in "Rejected".

A 1999 production doodle that probably warrants no comment either, but whose characters found their way into "Rejected".

Believed to be the very first sketch of the banana fellow

Rejected from "Rejected": This creepy little deleted scene was animated, shot, and mixed, but cut out to help along the film's pace. The original negative has since gone missing, but a found video copy was made available for the first time exclusively on the Rejected DVD "single".


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