Disney Animation Pulls the Plug on very big

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Big was originally scheduled to arrive in theaters on November 21, 2018 and was subsequently pushed back to the 2020 slot. In the last five years alone, the Best Animated Feature Film Oscar either went to a Pixar or Disney Animation film: including fearless (2010) and Inside Out (2015) from Pixar, and Frozen, Big Hero 6 and Zootopia from Disney.

Animation is a long process and part of what makes Disney and Pixar special is their focus on storytelling.

Originally set for November 25, 2020, huge was to be Disney's musical take on the classic fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk.

Elsewhere, Pixar is preparing to launch the animated musical Coco on November 22, and Disney Animation will release Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 on November 21 2018. Disney Animation and Pixar have both cancelled projects in the past, such as Pixar's Newt (due to story similarities with Rio) and Disney's King of the Elves.

Disney's upcoming animated feature enormous has been cancelled.

Apparently the studio got to the point where the creative process has hit a wall and they are "ending active development for now". Originally set for a 2018 release before it was pushed to 2020, the project is a very rare cancelation for the studio.

Instead of "Gigantic", the studio is focusing on another project which is now being tabled for Thanksgiving 2020.

Details regarding the new project were not revealed, although insiders said it would be an original feature.

Though Gigantic is dormant for now, it doesn't necessarily meant that the film won't come back to life. The updated spin on the classic fairy tale would have found Jack befriending a female giant and was being developed with Tangled helmer Nathan Greno and Inside Out co-writer Meg LeFauve on board to co-direct.

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