Disney Announces Gigantic

A new take on Jack And The Beanstalk previewed at D23


by James White |
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While a lot of what Disney’s Feature Animation team had to show at this weekend’s D23 convention event was for films we already knew something about, it was left to Gigantic to be almost completely new. Director Nathan Greno and producer Dorothy McKim introduced a first look at the film.

And though it has been lurking on the IMDB for a while under the title Giants, the movie’s proper synopsis and character information was announced, along with the fact that Frozen song-writing duo Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez will be providing the music.

Set in Spain during the age of exploration (so somewhere roughly between the 15th and 17th centuries), this new take on Jack And The Beanstalk finds adventure-seeker Jack heading into the clouds in what starts as a fairly traditional take on the fairy tale. But things soon change when he meets Inma, am 11-year-old girl who just so happens to be 60-feet tall and part of a world filled with giants. No single castle and grumpy fee-fi-fo-fum-ing here; this is a land populated with giants of all stripes and sizes, mostly huge.

Most dangerous among them are the Storm Giants, and its these villains that the tiny Jack, along with his giant new friend will have to deal with. But not before Inma – based, Greno revealed, on a girl they met while on a research trip to Spain – has made his life briefly a misery, since he’s roughly the size of a doll to her. Still, they do eventually become friends and Greno admitted he wanted to make sure the story carried a variety of emotions. He showed concept art and animatics before bring the Lopez and Anderson-Lopez up to sing a song that is a work in progress from the film, which itself had its own storyboards.

Gigantic is scheduled to be in cinemas in 2018.

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