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Disney puts off Jack and the Beanstalk fairy tale

Disney puts off Jack and the Beanstalk fairy tale

Animation is known for its long development process and it is not uncommon for projects to be put on the shelf or to morph from one concept to another.

Yet, on paper, huge seemed to contain all the necessary elements for a new classic, with its variation on the fairy tale Jack and the Giant Bean, located in Spain in the old, where good old Jack had to help a giant teenager to return home. Yet, this is exactly what has happened with big, ex-Giants, the new film from Nathan Greno, director of the excellent Rapunzel.

According to Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios president Ed Catmull in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, the cancellation isn't for a lack of trying.

Frozen songwriters Robert Lopez and Kirsten Anderson-Lopez were also attached to write original tunes for the film, with Disney hoping to rekindle that Frozen magic that brought them so much success. Yet that's the fate of Disney's big.

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"Gigantic" was to be set in Spain during the Age of Exploration and follow Jack as he discovers a world of giants hidden within clouds and befriends a 60-foot female giant. "With Gigantic, we've come to that point, and although it's a hard decision, we are ending active development for now".

The new 2020 project hasn't been revealed, but there are rumors that it's going to be an original film.

The project was initially announced back in 2015 during Disney's D23 fan convention. Disney's Feature Animation arm next has Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 arriving on 30 November next year. "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".