Disney drops Gigantic

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Disney Animation just made a gigantic announcement. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio has dropped their planned adaptation of Jack and the Beanstalk, Gigantic.

“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,” said Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios President Ed Catmull.

“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.”

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Gigantic would’ve been directed by Nathan Greno of Tangled and Meg LeFauve of Inside Out with songs by Robert and Kristen Anderson-Lopez of Frozen. It wouldn’t have been the first time Disney took a crack at Jack and the Beanstalk, as they previously explored the fable with Mickey and the Beanstalk in Fun and Fancy Free.

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Nick Spake has been working as an entertainment writer for the past ten years, but he's been a lover of film ever since seeing the opening sequence of The Lion King. Movies are more than just escapism to Nick, they're a crucial part of our society that shape who we are. He now serves as the Features Editor at Flickreel and author of its regular column, 'Nick Flicks'.

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