It would appear the powers that be at Disney Animation have decided to chop down their Jack And The Beanstalk animated film. Previously set for a Thanksgiving 2020 release, the announcement came suddenly this afternoon.
While no details regarding why the sudden shelving of the film, Deadline reports the date will be given to another animated title which has yet to be determined.
The feature was announced back in August during the D23 Expo by John Lasseter during the Friday presentation. Gigantic, as it was going to be called, was going to be directed by Nathan Greno (Tangled), and produced by Dorothy McKim (Get a Horse!).
Set in Spain during the Age of Exploration, the film follow Jack as he discovers a world of giants hidden within clouds. Jack befriends the female giant Inma, who’s “11 years old, 60 feet tall, fiery, feisty and a lot to control” and treats him like a living doll, Greno said. Meanwhile, the baddies, Storm Giants, stand at 120 feet.
Songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, the married team who wrote the Frozen tunes were set to write the music for the film. They even performed one of the tracks during the announcement back at D23.