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

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The studio had a movie called enormous which was an adaptation of Jack and the Beanstalk set for a release in 2020, but for now it seems that Disney has shelved the project and stopped all active development on it.

The full statement from Catmull reads, "It's impossible to know when we begin a project how the creative process will unfold, and sometimes, no matter how much we love an idea or how much heart goes into it, we find that it just isn't working". 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.

The project was initially announced back in 2015 during Disney's D23 fan convention. It was going to be based on the Jack and the Beanstalk fairy tale where Jack makes a friend with a giant girl.

Despite Walt Disney Animation Studios being at the top of their game this decade, not everything in their lineup is smooth sailing. "We focus our energy on other projects, that we will be unveiling soon, and which are now planned for Thanksgiving 2020".

What that new animated project will be is yet to be seen, but THR revealed that insiders are saying it will be an original feature.

Elsewhere, Pixar is preparing to launch the animated musical Coco on November 22, and Disney Animation will release Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 on November 21 2018.

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. Originally set for a 2018 release before it was pushed to 2020, the project is a very rare cancelation for the studio.

If you've ever heard the long and gruelling process The Emperor's New Groove went through, this kind of cancellation should come as no surprise.

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