During today’s animated speech at D23, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar go John Lasseter announced Gigantic, a whole new, “definitive” take on the Jack and the Beanstalk story — because apparently Disney feels the necessity to have the final declare on this whole Beanstalk organization.
Back in April, it was reported that Breaking Bad founder Vince Gilligan was working on a revisionist undertake Jack and the Beanstalk for Disney, simply titled Beanstalk. It’ersus unclear if Gilligan and also Disney are still going ahead with that venture — but with Lasseter’s statement today (via Mashable), it’azines safe to assume of which if Gilligan is still developing his Jack and the Beanstalk movie, it’ersus probably a separate, live-action venture.
Gigantic is being directed by means of Nathan Greno, who previously helmed Tangled, an enthralling and wonderfully smart take on the classic Rapunzel fairy tale. In addition, Lasseter says Oscar-winning (and EGOT-holding) Frozen songwriters John Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez are composing original songs for Gigantic. The duo showed up on stage at D23 to sing among the songs from the video — the song is definitely sung by Ema, an enormous girl who sees Jack and message or calls him “My Little Man.”
Here’s the very first piece of art from the video:
Lasseter didn’t reveal much else about the forthcoming animated project, nevertheless given the “definitive” description, it’ersus safe to say that Disney’azines laying down the gauntlet with this whole Jack and the Beanstalk factor. The film gets theaters sometime in 2018.