July 21, 2018

Disney cancels Jack and the Beanstalk-inspired movie enormous

11 October 2017, 08:46 | Dale Webster

CREDIT Courtesy of Disney

CREDIT Courtesy of Disney

Variety reports that Walt Disney Animation Studios has ceased development on enormous, a big screen adaptation of the classic fairytale "Jack and the Beanstalk" set to hit theaters on November 25, 2020.

Despite Disney's best intentions, they have announced that their current animation project, Gigantic, has been moved into inactive development. 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". The Jack and the Beanstalk re-vamp was to be about an alternate version of the fairy tale where Jack makes a friend in the giant he meets at the top of the beanstalk.

Oscar-winning songwriter duo Robert and Kristen Anderson-Lopez were also contributing to the animated feature following their work on Frozen.

Catmull's statement confirms that another project will replace Gigantic's original release date.

There's no telling if Disney will ever revisit huge.

We don't know what the new project is going to be yet, but the next Disney animated feature set to be released is Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph, which is due 21 November 2018.

Apparently the studio got to the point where the creative process has hit a wall and they are "ending active development for now". He hatches a grand plan with Inma, a 60-foot-tall, 11-year-old girl, and agrees to help her find her way home.

Disney Animation next has Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, which is set to open November 21, 2018, and Frozen 2, which is slated to bow November 27, 2019. "We focus our energy on other projects, that we will be unveiling soon, and which are now planned for Thanksgiving 2020".

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