Disney withdraws ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ project

Disney’s ‘Gigantic’ movie hasn’t got off the ground. — Disney handout pic via AFP-RelaxnewsDisney’s ‘Gigantic’ movie hasn’t got off the ground. — Disney handout pic via AFP-RelaxnewsLOS ANGELES, Oct 11 — Expected in cinemas towards the end of 2020, animated film Gigantic — inspired by English folk tale Jack and the Beanstalk — is now back on the shelf.

It had staff from Inside Out, Tangled and Frozen attached, but Disney’s remake of the Jack and the Beanstalk is being put on hold for now.

“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,” Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios president Ed Catmull told The Hollywood Reporter.

“With Gigantic, we’ve come to that point, and although it’s a difficult decision, we are ending active development for now.”

Robert Lopez and Kirsten Anderson-Lopez, the songwriting duo from Frozen, had been signed up to contribute songs for Gigantic, which was to be directed by Nathan Greno (Rapunzel retelling Tangled) and Inside Out co-writer Meg LeFauve.

Instead of Gigantic, the studio is focusing on another project which is now being tabled for Thanksgiving 2020. “We’ll be sharing more about [it] soon,” Catmull said. — AFP-Relaxnews