Disney cancels purely and simply enormous, the ambitious cartoon

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The studio had a movie called very big which was an adaptation of Jack and the Beanstalk set for a release in 2020, but for now it seems that Disney has shelved the project and stopped all active development on it. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney's updated take on Jack and the Beanstalk was removed from the studio's release schedule following what is said to be "creative hurdles". He explains that they've put quite a bit of work into enormous, but "no matter how much we love an idea or how much heart goes into it" sometimes it just doesn't work out. The Jack and the Beanstalk re-vamp was to be about an alternate version of the fairy tale where Jack makes a friend in the giant he meets at the top of the beanstalk.

"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.

Ed Catmull, acting president of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, issued a statement addressing the decision to drop the project, explaining that the movie "just isn't working".

Disney had originally announced big during the D23 Expo in 2015. Frozen songwriters Robert Lopez and Kirsten Anderson-Lopez were also penning songs for the film. "With Gigantic, we've come to that point, and although it's a hard decision, we are ending active development for now".

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Instead of "Gigantic", the studio is focusing on another project which is now being tabled for Thanksgiving 2020.

Disney's upcoming animated feature enormous has been cancelled.

No details yet on which film will take Gigantic's place in the lineup, though the report notes that it is another original feature.

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