As I recall it, the FDC started with a Sean Alan Squier post to rec.arts.disney, suggesting what he was going to do when he took over Disney. A few of us then lobbied for "positions" under him: I suggested that I'd be useful as an editor and plotter for animated musicals. (Which, I think, is probably true.)
Check back a bit later, and everyone is lobbying for the Disney character that they want to be in the FDC. Thus what that group is today, a somewhat bizarre, unofficial on-line fan club where people take the roles of Disney characters. But I notice I still have my title: "Editor/Plottor/Continuity for Upcoming Animated Musicals". Cool, eh?
So I figure I might as well do a little to maintain my unusual position in it. From time-to-time, I will post my ideas for future movies here.
My number one choice at the moment is a movie based on Charles de Lint's Newford short stories. Imagine a group of interrelated short stories, each done with a different style of music and animation, about the magic in modern life. Launch it with "Conjure Man", and use that as a frame for the rest. The one vision that I really love is "Saxophone Joe and the Woman in Black", done as a long narrative vocalese. (Vocalese is the setting of words to instrumental jazz solos: Mahattan Transfer's album Vocalese is wonderful example.)
My number two choice is an original story about a family, some friends, a couple of dogs, and a walk in the woods which are not quite all in this world...
It's kind of hard to see how to re-shape Simak's great short story cycle into a movie; but there's enough great stuff in there to do something spectacular with it.
People have been talking about completing the "Ugly Frenchman Trilogy" with Cyrano de Bergerac, which would be interesting if well-done. But there's another great story about a not-so-handsome Frenchman, T.H. White's The Ill-Made Knight, the story of the Lancelot's rise, fall-from-grace, and redemption. And no, it's before the bit you're thinking of.