Disney Scraps Animated ‘Jack And The Beanstalk’ Movie, ‘Gigantic’ | Film News
Gigantic was a Jack And The Beanstalk-inspired movie from Disney set to hit cinemas in 2020. I say “was” because Disney has reportedly cancelled the project. The updated spin on the classic fairy tale that would have found Jack befriending a female giant had already been pushed back from a 2018 release date, and now seems to be off the table completely.
Nathan Greno (Tangled) and Inside Out co-director Meg LeFauve were set to helm the project with Frozen songwriters Robert Lopez and Kirsten Anderson-Lopez writing the music, but THR reports that the creative team never quite cracked the project and are now moving onto a new mystery film which will take the place of Gigantic’s 2020 thanksgiving release date.
Walt Disney And Pixar Animation Studios president Ed Catmull explained:
“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. With Gigantic, we’ve come to that point, and although it’s a difficult decision, we are ending active development for now. We are focusing our energies on another project that has been in the works, which we’ll be sharing more about soon”.
Reportedly, Gigantic‘s replacement will be another original feature rather than a sequel. Disappointing and surprising news for fans excited about the premise of Gigantic, as a straight up cancellation doesn’t happen too often in Hollywood.
Disney Animation’s next releases are scheduled to be Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 on November 21, 2018 and Frozen 2, currently set for November 27, 2019.