An animated series based on Ron Howard and George Lucas' 1988 fantasy film Willow was considered. The project ultimately failed due to the lack of box office success for the movie. Based on the rare character sketches that ended up in the hands of collectors, the series would have featured animated versions of Willow Ufgood, Madmartigan, Sorsha, Rool, Franjean, and an older Elora Danan. New characters included a dragon, and a villain called Minrak. Judging by the appearance of Elora Danan, the animated series would have taken place between the movie and the Chronicles of the Shadow War.
The existence of the project was revealed after Ohio collector Joe Frese purchased pieces of concept art from a series of online auctions. Although those pieces do not specify the artist or even the studio behind the illustrations, accompanying certificates of authenticity confirm their origin.