Newswire: Disney announces animated Jack And The Beanstalk movie, Gigantic

Disney has announced yet another assault on the ears and sanity of the modern parent, with news coming at the company’s D23 Expo that Frozen songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez are teaming up with Tangled director Nathan Greno for a new animated feature based on the old Jack and the Beanstalk story. Announced by chief creative officer John Lasseter, the movie—titled Gigantic— sounds like something that could have come from his old colleagues at Pixar, with treasure hunter Jack teaming up with and/or falling into the clutches of an 11-year-old giant girl named Inma, who treats him like a living doll.

It’s not clear if Gigantic is an outgrowth of the Jack and the Beanstalk movie the company was reported to be developing with Vince Gilligan back in April; at the time, that movie was being called Beanstalk, and was described as a “revisionist take …

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