B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations (partially found unreleased Dreamworks Animation film; 2015)
B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations was the title of an American CGI action comedy film being made by Dreamworks Animation.
Originally having a June 2015 release date, Dreamworks decided to move the release date in November of 2014, a mere 7 months before release, in order to avoid competition with Pixar's Inside Out. The film was then removed from the release schedule and was never added back in. Although it has been said that the film has been moved back to an "in development" status, it's very unlikely that the film will ever see the light of day, and as such, has likely been cancelled.
On January 29th 2019, Alexis Wanneroy, former animation supervisor at Dreamworks, uploaded on his Vimeo account an animation reel showing footage of B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations, as well Larrikins, another cancelled Dreamworks Animation production. On February 9th, 2019, Wanneroy uploaded a pre-production reel showing additional animation from both cancelled movies. Twitter user Art of Lost and Cancelled Media uploaded a compilation video of clips from both cancelled movies, taken from Wanneroy's reels. Roughly 45 seconds of footage of ‘’B.O.O.’’ is shown in the video, with 16 of those seconds being from apparent final renders.
This supernatural action comedy film follows two bumbling apparitions who find themselves in an extraordinary after-life adventure when they join the Bureau of Otherworldly Operations (B.O.O.) – the ghost world’s elite counter-haunting unit – and ultimately must face off against the planet’s greatest haunter.
- Melissa McCarthy as Watts (voice)
- Seth Rogen as Jackson Moss (voice)
- Bill Murray as Drake (voice)
- The official website for the film. Retrieved 09 Jul ‘19
- Variety article on the release date of B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations. Retrieved 22 Mar '18
- Art of Lost and Cancelled Media's tweet with the compilation video. Retrieved 09 Jul' 2019