Gigantic: Disney Scraps its Jack And The Beanstalk Movie

Gigantic: Disney Scraps its Jack And The Beanstalk Movie

Walt Disney Animation's upcoming Jack and the Beanstalk-inspired film enormous, which was featured at their D23 Expo in 2015, is no longer in development.

According to Ed Catmull, president of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, it was a tough call.

Variety is reporting that the company has halted development on big, an animated refresh on the classic Jack and the Beanstalk story.

Tangled's Nathan Greno and Inside Out writer Meg LeFauve were set to co-direct very big from the latter's script, about Jack (of beanstalk-climbing fame) befriending a female giant.

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. But things soon change when he meets Inma, an 11-year-old girl who just so happens to be 60-feet tall and part of a world filled with giants. Frozen songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez had signed on to write the music for big, and the husband-wife duo even sang one of the songs during D23. This is where their then-upcoming feature very big comes in, which we are sad to report has been canceled.

"Sometimes, no matter how much we love an idea or how much heart goes into it, we find that it just isn't working". He gives no other details, but The Hollywood Reporter has heard rumors that it will be an "original feature", which could mean anything.

For now, Disney fans can still look forward to Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 in 2018 and Frozen 2 in 2019.

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