‘Gigantic’ Canceled By Disney Animation

Slashfilm | 10/10/2017 | Peter Sciretta
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It’s not often that you see a movie studio like Disney cancel a big budget animated film this far into production, but it happens. Gigantic, Walt Disney Animation’s take on the Jack and the Beanstalk fairy tale (in which Jack befriends a female giant), is no longer on the way.

The project was first announced in 2015 and has had a troubled road to the big screen, having been delayed twice on the release calendar. Inside Out writer Meg LeFauve was brought on board as co-director to help rework the movie, but apparently the story was not up to Disney’s quality standards. Why was Gigantic canceled?

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Walt Disney Animation Group president Ed Catmull issued a statement to THR saying the following:

“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.”

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Set in Spain during the Age of Exploration, the film was to follow the story of Jack, who discovers a world of giants hidden within clouds. In this version of the classic fairy tale, Jack befriends an 11-year old, 60-foot tall female giant...
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