Your letter of August 21, 2002 to Roy Disney regarding the motion picture "The Thief and the Cobbler" has been forwarded to me so that I may advise you of our current plans in connections with this project.
Like yourself, Roy and others here at Disney have been seeking a means by which a "Director's Cut" could be completed and released. We have been talking with Richard Williams and his representatives for the past several months in an effort to try and establish a mechanism by which that vision may be realized. If all goes well, in a few years we hope to be able to offer you the opportunity to view the final realization of Richard's vision for the film.
Thank you for your enthusiasm and best wishes. It is a delight to know that there is such an appreciative audience waiting for the completeion of this project.