Despite Walt Disney Animation Studios being at the top of its game this decade, not everything in its lineup is smooth sailing. This is where its then-upcoming feature Gigantic comes in, which we are sad to report has been canceled.
Originally set for November 25, 2020, Gigantic was to be Disney’s musical take on the classic fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk. The songs were to be done by Frozen songwriting duo Robert Lopez and Kirsten Anderson-Lopez, while Inside Out co-writer Meg LeFauve and Tangled co-director Nathan Greno were assigned as directors.
Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios president Ed Catmull stated via The Hollywood Reporter, “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.”
Catmull’s statement confirms that another project will replace Gigantic‘s original release date. Although details on the feature are scarce, insiders have reported that it will be original. This release will follow the studio’s two upcoming sequels; Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 on November 21, 2018, and Frozen 2 on November 27, 2019.
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Edited by: Hannah Wilkes