Disney shelves Jack and the Beanstalk ‘Gigantic’ movie

Disney has shelved its upcoming adaptation of Jack and the Beanstalk called “Gigantic.”

Ed Catmull, president of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, told Variety, “Sometimes, no matter how much we love an idea or how much heart goes into it, we find that it just isn’t working. We’ve come to that point, and although it’s a difficult decision, we are ending active development for now. We are focusing our energies on another project that has been in the works, which we’ll be sharing more about soon, now set for Thanksgiving 2020.”

The movie was first announced during the D23 Expo 2015 and was supposed to be directed by Nathan Green who directed “Tangled” with music by “Frozen’s” Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez.

Just because it has been shelved does not mean it will never come to fruition. Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur” was was in development for a while before being released.

According to a film  description, the movie as set in Spain during the Age of Exploration, the film followed 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. Meanwhile, the antagonists, Storm Giants, stand at 120 feet.

If you still fill the need to watch a Jack and the Beanstalk film, there’s always the 1947 “Mickey and the Beanstalk.”