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Disney Animation Cancels ‘Gigantic’

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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.

Are you disappointed with the cancellation of Gigantic? Are you interested in the new replacement movie? Feel free to share your thoughts.

Edited by: Hannah Wilkes

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Deep down in New Zealand, Karl "Karlamon" Smith is a Kiwi who is passionate in animation, seeing it as an artistic medium that expresses vast creativity and brings unique characters and worlds to life. Whenever an animation-related fact pops up, it will more than likely be cemented in his brain for a long time. Some of his favourite animated movies include Zootopia, Balto, Bolt, Over the Hedge, The Fox and the Hound, the How to Train Your Dragon series, The Iron Giant, and The Prince of Egypt. Prior to contributing to Rotoscopers, Karl has served as a bureaucrat on Ice Age Wiki, and a moderator/site builder/news reporter on Animation Source. Karl is also a Computer Science graduate who is now studying Digital Design in university. That, and with his additional fascination in aviation, he hopes someday to be both an animator and a pilot (if that is even possible).