Disney has announced it is cancelling work on upcoming animation huge.
Huge was originally scheduled to arrive in theaters on November 21, 2018 and was subsequently pushed back to the 2020 slot. That's definitely different from the version we know of the giant going after Jack. Enormous had Frozen's songwriters on board to pen original tunes for the movie, while Inside Out co-writer Meg LeFauve and Tangled director Nathan Greno were co-directing it.
Ed Catmull, acting president of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, issued a statement addressing the decision to drop the project, explaining that the movie "just isn't working". We have arrived at this point with the big and, although this is a hard decision, we put an end to its development for the moment.
Catmull also mentions that Disney will be focusing on "another project that has been in the works, which we'll be sharing more about soon, now set for Thanksgiving 2020". Although details on the feature are scarce, insiders have reported that it will be original.
Disney Animation is no longer interested in climbing the beanstalk, no matter what treasure may be at the top.
While Catmull's statement leaves the door cracked open to revisit enormous again in the future, the film now joins the likes of Pixar's Newt and Disney's King of the Elves as projects shelved after long periods of development. The next projects for the studio include Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 (November 21, 2018) and Frozen 2 (November 27, 2019). Disney Animation announced at CinemaCon in April that huge was set to release on November 25, 2020, two years later than originally planned.
Though Gigantic is dormant for now, it doesn't necessarily meant that the film won't come back to life.