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Disney Slays 'Gigantic'

We'd been excited ever since we first heard about Walt Disney Animation Studio's project Gigantic.  A spin on the classic Jack and The Beanstalk, featuring the friendship between Jack and a giant little girl, it sounded like a lot of fun. However, a while back it was pushed back from its original release date to November 2020, a possible sign that the film was experiencing some problems. Unfortunately, that appears to have been the case as it has now been announced that the film has now been cancelled.

It's a particular shame as the film was set to be the directorial debut of Inside Out screenwriter Meg LeFauve, who was directing alongside Tangled's Nathan Greno. Oscar-winning duo Robert Lopez and Kirsten Anderson-Lopez (Frozen) were set to provide songs for the movie.

Disney Pixar president Ed Catmull said:

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. 

"For Now" potentially leaves the door open. But we can't remember a case where a previously cancelled Disney project has been picked up again. We won't get our hopes up, but it's possible one day someone will find a new angle to make the breakthrough to make it work.

The November 2020 slot is now being given over to another as yet undisclosed film currently in development. We don't know what it will be but insiders have said that will be an "original" film (presumably as opposed to a sequel). More will be revealed soon.

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