Disney halts Jack and the Beanstalk-inspired 'Gigantic' after hitting creative roadblock

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Instead Disney Animation is pursuing another project for that release date, the details of which are still TBD. Disney and Pixar have had previous projects that went nowhere including King of the Elves and Newt.

"It is impossible to know, when we start a project, how the creative process will evolve and, a few times, regardless of the passion that inspires us, or our love of the topic, it simply does not work".

It had staff from "Inside Out", "Tangled" and "Frozen" attached, but Disney's remake of the Jack and the Beanstalk is being put on hold for now.

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With animation being such a painstakingly detailed process, Disney's upcoming releases - including Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 and Frozen 2 - have been in the works for years. However, it looks like all that work isn't going to pay off since it's going to be canceled. According to THR, Catmull delivered news of the film was being pulled from the development, and another would be taking its place on the release schedule. A Jack and the Beanstalk update that would have found Jack befriending a female giant, enormous was set to be co-directed by Inside Out co-writer Meg LeFauve, and was to feature original tunes by Frozen's Oscar-winning songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. We have arrived at this point with the huge and, although this is a hard decision, we put an end to its development for the moment.

Although Disney had initially confirmed the film for a November 25, 2020 release, The Hollywood Reporter says that the studio ran into too many creative obstacles, and huge will be shelved for the foreseeable future. "We focus our energy on other projects, that we will be unveiling soon, and which are now planned for Thanksgiving 2020".

Though Gigantic is dormant for now, it doesn't necessarily meant that the film won't come back to life.

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