Disney Scraps Its Animated “Gigantic”

Disney Pictures’ “Gigantic,” a planned animated film based on the Jack and the Beanstalk fable, has been scrapped. The film was originally set to be released in 2018, then moved to 2020.

Set in Spain during the Age of Exploration, the film was to follow adventure-seeker Jack as he discovers a world of giants hidden within the clouds. He hatches a grand plan with a 60-foot-tall, 11-year-old girl, and agrees to help her find her way home.

Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios president Ed Catmull gave a statement about the project’s collapse:

“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, now set for Thanksgiving 2020.”

“Inside Out” co-writer Meg LeFauve and Nathan Greno penned the film while “Frozen” songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Bobby Lopez were also on board.

Source: Heat Vision