Disney withdraws 'Jack and the Beanstalk' project

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Walt Disney Animation's upcoming Jack and the Beanstalk-inspired film very big, which was featured at their D23 Expo in 2015, is no longer in development.

Disney has announced it is cancelling work on upcoming animation enormous.

The story would have been set in Spain during the age of exploration (so somewhere roughly between the 15th and 17th centuries), this new take on Jack And The Beanstalk finds adventure-seeker Jack heading into the clouds in what starts as a fairly traditional take on the fairy tale.

Although Disney had initially confirmed the film for a November 25, 2020 release, The Hollywood Reporter says that the studio ran into too many creative obstacles, and very big will be shelved for the foreseeable future.

The project was initially announced back in 2015 during Disney's D23 fan convention.

With Gigantic no longer in active development at Disney, the studio will move ahead on another project to fill the 2020 release date formerly held by animated film. "We focus our energy on other projects, that we will be unveiling soon, and which are now planned for Thanksgiving 2020".

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Disney has pulled the plug on its animated film huge.

Disney had announced "Gigantic" at the studio's D23 Expo in 2015 with "Tangled's" Nathan Greno directing and Dorothy McKim producing.

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.

As it stands, Disney Animation is working on the release of Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 in 2018 and Frozen 2 in 2019.

Details regarding the new project were not revealed, although insiders said it would be an original feature.

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