Walt Disney Animation Studios has pulled the plug on big, its long-announced Jack And The Beanstalk-inspired movie. 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".
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.
Set in Spain during the the Age of Exploration, the story was to center on "Jack as he discovers a world of giants hidden within clouds and befriends a 60-foot female giant".
Disney had originally announced enormous during the D23 Expo in 2015.
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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.
Disney Animation next has Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, which is set to open November 21, 2018, and Frozen 2, which is slated to bow November 27, 2019.
Catmull also mentions that Disney will be focusing on "another project that has been in the works, which we'll be sharing more about soon, now set for Thanksgiving 2020".
In the Catmull-Lasseter era, both Disney and Pixar have publicly announced films and subsequently shelved them.
We don't know what the new project is going to be yet, but the next Disney animated feature set to be released is Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph, which is due 21 November 2018.