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Disney Animation Ditches Jack and the Beanstalk Movie 'Gigantic'

Disney Animation Ditches Jack and the Beanstalk Movie 'Gigantic'

The studio had a movie called very big 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. LeFauve, of course, was part of the initial writing team for Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel;however, she had to leave the project in order to focus her attention on big. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney's updated take on Jack and the Beanstalk was removed from the studio's release schedule following what is said to be "creative hurdles".

Tangled's Nathan Greno and Inside Out writer Meg LeFauve were set to co-direct enormous from the latter's script, about Jack (of beanstalk-climbing fame) befriending a female giant. He hatches a grand plan with Inma, a 60-foot-tall, 11-year-old girl, and agrees to help her find her way home.

Apparently the studio got to the point where the creative process has hit a wall and they are "ending active development for now".

There's no telling if Disney will ever revisit big. "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".




Very big was originally scheduled to arrive in theaters on November 21, 2018 and was subsequently pushed back to the 2020 slot. Instead Disney Animation is pursuing another project for that release date, the details of which are still TBD.

Robert Lopez and Kirsten Anderson-Lopez, the songwriting duo from "Frozen", had been signed up to contribute songs for "Gigantic", which was to be directed by Nathan Greno (Rapunzel retelling "Tangled") and "Inside Out" co-writer Meg LeFauve.

Huge was to release in 2020, only a year after Frozen 2's slated release on November 27, 2019.


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