"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 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.
Ever since the release of Tangled, it seems that Walt Disney Animation has found a new Renaissance what with the successful releases of films like Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph, Zootopia, and Moana. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the House of Mouse has ceased production on big, their animated take on the classic Jack and the Beanstalk story.
Although Disney had initially confirmed the film for a November 25, 2020 release, The Hollywood Reporter says that the studio ran into too many creative obstacles, and very big will be shelved for the foreseeable future.
Instead of "Gigantic", the studio is focusing on another project which is now being tabled for Thanksgiving 2020.
Frozen songwriters Robert Lopez and Kirsten Anderson-Lopez were also attached to write original tunes for the film, with Disney hoping to rekindle that Frozen magic that brought them so much success.
Very big was first announced in at D23 Expo 2015 and was scheduled to be released in 2020. This is where their then-upcoming feature enormous comes in, which we are sad to report has been canceled. There, he befriends a 60-foot female giant. Disney-Pixar's The Good Dinosaur was in development limbo for several years before finally being released in 2015. However, the film only pulled in $330 million globally, the lowest total revenue for a Pixar title thus far.
Very big was to release in 2020, only a year after Frozen 2's slated release on November 27, 2019.