Roald Dahl’s very first book for children, The Gremlins, was originally intended for production as an animated film by Walt Disney, but the film was dropped before it was completed. Disney did, however, still publish the book (fewer than 5,000 copies) that had been created as a tie-in with the movie’s release. Last September, Dark Horse published a reprint of the story with a forward by Leonard Maltin.
In the meantime, the original text and illustrations can be found online.
[via the February 2007 issue of Locus magazine]