Disney withdraws 'Jack and the Beanstalk' project

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Variety reports that Walt Disney Animation Studios has ceased development on enormous, a big screen adaptation of the classic fairytale "Jack and the Beanstalk" set to hit theaters on November 25, 2020.

Disney Animation just made a enormous announcement.

The project, first announced at the 2015 D23 Expo, was to be directed by TANGLED's Nathan Greno.

Very big was supposed to be the next Disney Animated feature after Frozen 2, which we now know is dropping in 2019 alongside Disney's live-action remake of The Lion King. Sadly, however, another project in development, Gigantic, has been cancelled by the studio.

Disney Animation is no longer interested in climbing the beanstalk, no matter what treasure may be at the top.

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Apparently the studio got to the point where the creative process has hit a wall and they are "ending active development for now".

Huge would've been directed by Nathan Greno of Tangled and Meg LeFauve of Inside Out with songs by Robert and Kristen Anderson-Lopez of Frozen. Other projects like King of the Elves and Newt are now inactive titles for Disney, but with the way Disney puts their own spin of classic fairytales, I was pretty much looking forward to what they had in store for very big. "We focus our energy on other projects, that we will be unveiling soon, and which are now planned for Thanksgiving 2020".

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.

The new project that Catmull mentions hasn't been given any further details, but insiders (via THR) note that it is an original concept.

With all the works that come out each week, it could be wrong to believe that the cinema has become a discipline that is easy and you just have to snap your fingers to lead a project.

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