Disney Pulls Plug On 'Jack And The Beanstalk' Animated Film 'Gigantic'


Disney ends development on Jack and the Beanstalk original feature, Gigantic

Gigantic, Disney Animation's original feature project that was to have been released in 2020, is being shelved.

Now that huge is no longer being developed, Disney will be moving on to a different project to fill the 2020 release window that was previously occupied by big.

Variety is reporting that the company has halted development on enormous, an animated refresh on the classic Jack and the Beanstalk story. "We'll be sharing more about [it] soon", Catmull said.

"It is impossible to know, when we start a project, how the creative process will evolve and, a few times, regardless of the passion that inspires us, or our love of the topic, it simply does not work".

Inside Out co-writer Meg LeFauve and Nathan Greno (Tangled) were directing the project, while Frozen songwriters Robert Lopez and Kirsten Anderson-Lopez were to have written songs for the film.

As far as plot details are concerned, enormous 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.

There's no telling if Disney will ever revisit very big. We have arrived at this point with the big and, although this is a hard decision, we put an end to its development for the moment.

Huge was originally scheduled to arrive in theaters on November 21, 2018 and was subsequently pushed back to the 2020 slot. However, the film only pulled in $330 million globally, the lowest total revenue for a Pixar title thus far.

The decision leaves just two films on Disney Animation's slate: Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 and Frozen 2, which are set to release in November 2018 and November 2019 respectively.

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