As you know, Steven Spielberg was the first and main candidate for the post of director of the first Harry Potter movie. It was to him that the Warner Bros. offered to start staging the picture immediately after acquiring the rights to movie adaptation of J.K. Rowling's works.
As told in an interview with the LA Times, President of Warner Bros. Alan Horn, Spielberg suggested combining several Potter books into one project and making an animated movie using image capture technologies.
The management of the movie studio did not accept this version of the movie adaptation, and a similar proposal was made to Chris Columbus. What came of this, everyone knows. The Harry Potter franchise became one of the most successful in the history of cinema.
The Topic of Article: Steven Spielberg wanted to make Harry Potter animated.