Disney halts Jack and the Beanstalk-inspired 'Gigantic' after hitting creative roadblock

11 October, 2017, 20:47 | Author: Oscar Goodwin
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The film was first announced at the D23 Expo in 2015 and was set to be directed by Tangled's Nathan Greno, with music by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez of Frozen fame.

With Gigantic no longer in active development at Disney, the studio will move ahead on another project to fill the 2020 release date formerly held by animated film.

The story would have been set in Spain during the age of exploration (so somewhere roughly between the 15th and 17th centuries), this new take on Jack And The Beanstalk finds adventure-seeker Jack heading into the clouds in what starts as a fairly traditional take on the fairy tale. The examples of failed projects are numerous in the history of cinema, but you wouldn't necessarily imagine that Disney would abandon a project in the work for years and as your it, without warning. "We'll be sharing more about [it] soon", Catmull said.

Disney's upcoming animated feature big has been cancelled.

As far as plot details are concerned, huge was to be set in Spain during the Age of Exploration, with the story centering around Jack as he uncovers a world of giants hiding within the clouds.

Instead of "Gigantic", the studio is focusing on another project which is now being tabled for Thanksgiving 2020.

Enormous was first announced in at D23 Expo 2015 and was scheduled to be released in 2020. The film would have seen Jack meet a female giant.

Though Gigantic is dormant for now, it doesn't necessarily meant that the film won't come back to life.

Aside from Gigantic, Disney is now in development on three animated feature films: Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 scheduled for a 2018 release, Frozen 2 for 2019, and an untitled feature for 2021.

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