It’s not often that you see a large studio pull the plug on a high-budget film so late in the game, but it just happened. Announced at D23 Expo 2015,
Gigantic Adventure-seeker Jack discovers a world of giants hidden within the clouds, hatching a grand plan with a 60-foot-tall, 11-year-old girl. Directed by Nathan Greno (“Tangled”) and produced by Dorothy McKim (“Get A Horse!”), “Gigantic” hits U.S. theaters in 2018.
The film was supposed to be released in theaters next year. And then they delayed it another year. And then one more year. And now they’ve canned the project altogether. I’ve heard a few songs from the film and I have to say they were pretty awful. I can see why Disney is shutting down production on this project.
Walt Disney Animation Group president Ed Catmull issued this statement:
“It’s impossible to know when we begin a project how the creative process will unfold, and sometimes, no matter how much we love an idea or how much heart goes into it, we find that it just isn’t working. With Gigantic, 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.”