Disney Cancels Their ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ Movie ‘Gigantic‘
Animated movies take a long time to make, and sometimes, within all the writing and planing and storyboarding, things just don’t come together like they’re supposed to. Unfortunately, Disney has hit a creative wall with their “Jack and the Beanstalk” retelling Gigantic, which was scheduled to come out in 2020, and has decided to shelve the project.
The story was planned to be an updated take on the “Jack and the Beanstalk” fairy tale, with Jack befriending a female giant instead of being terrorized by one. Inside Out co-writer Meg LeFauve and Nathan Greno of Tangled were going to direct the project, with music by Frozen songwriters Robert Lopez and Kirsten Anderson-Lopez. Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios president Ed Catmull said in a statement, per 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.
We’ll bring you details on that other project when Disney reveals them. In the meantime, up next on Disney’s animated slate are Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, which is set to open November 21, 2018, and Frozen 2, which opens November 27, 2019.