Gigantic (cancelled Disney animated film; 2013-2017)
Gigantic was a Disney animated musical based on the fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk that began production in 2013, but was confirmed to be cancelled in 2017.
Gigantic would have been set in Spain during the Age of Exploration. It would have followed Jack from the fairy tale as he discovers a world of giants hidden above the clouds. Jack would then befriend a female giant named Inma, who is said to be "11 years old, 60 feet tall, fiery, feisty and a lot to control," and would constantly treat Jack like a doll. Meanwhile, the antagonists of the film known as the Storm Giants would have stood at around 120 feet.
Gigantic began production in 2013, then under the title Giants, and was announced under the former title at D23 in 2015, then slated for a March 2018 release. It was under the direction of Nathan Greno, who had directed Tangled, and Meg LeFauve, who was a screenwriter for Captain Marvel, Inside Out, and The Good Dinosaur and was to feature songs by Robert Lopez and Kirsten Anderson-Lopez, both of Frozen fame. The release date was later moved to November 2018, and then again to 2020, until in October 2017 when Disney announced that the film had been shelved because it "wasn't working the way they thought."
Before the film's cancellation, Disney had released several pieces of concept art, included a parody Easter egg in the 2016 animated feature Zootopia as the film Giraffic which Duke Weaselton attempts to sell off bootleg DVDs before being questioned by Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde about the location of the Night Howlers, and included part of one of the intended songs, "Little Man", in its initial D23 presentation. No further materials had been released since its D23 announcement, and no further recordings of the song featured have surfaced.
A Twitter account named "The DisInsider", an account that claims it is from a trusted source from Disney, stated that Disney is still thinking about making Gigantic and that it could still make its way to theaters as soon as 2022. However, this tweet has not been confirmed to be true or acknowledged by Disney themselves and the other people involved in the film's production.
- Disney Wikia's article on Gigantic. Retrieved 19 Nov '17
- Slash Film's article on film's development and cancellation. Retrieved 19 Nov '17
- DisInsider's tweet claiming that the film isn't totally cancelled. Retrieved 07 Mar '19