The upcoming Disney animated feature Gigantic, a reworking of Jack and the Beanstalk in which Jack befriends a female giant, is no longer.
The project has been shelved, confirmed Walt Disney Animation Group president Ed Catmull. “Sometimes, no matter how much we love an idea or how much heart goes into it, we find that it just isn’t working,” Catmull told The Hollywood Reporter in an exclusive story.
The film was announced publicly in the summer of 2015. At the time, director Nathan Greno (who also co-directed Tangled) said, “We want to make the definitive version of Jack and the Beanstalk. It’s not what you’ve seen before. It’s not one big castle with one big giant walking around.”