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« on: August 14, 2015, 06:54:35 PM »
Disney unveiled at their D23 Expo the next animated film on their slate for 2018--an adaptation of Jack and the Beanstalk. It will be directed by Nathan Greno (Tangled) and the musical score will be done by Robert and Kris Anderson-Lopez. They released the first teaser image on their Twitter account.



EDIT: Additional details.

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Set in Spain during the Age of Exploration, the film follow Jack as he discovers a world of giants hidden within clouds. Jack befriends the female giant Inma, who’s “11 years old, 60 feet tall, fiery, feisty and a lot to control” and treats him like a living doll, Greno said. Meanwhile, the baddies, Storm Giants, stand at 120 feet.

Also, Deadline states that there will be a multicultural world of giants.
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Re: Gigantic
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2015, 07:59:52 PM »
The Lopezes have never really done much for me. Even when I was closer to Frozen, the soundtrack left me flat more often than not. And I'm not a fan of Disney's reliance on using adjectives for the titles of their fairy tale movies.

But of course, I'm still willing to give this one a go. I'm interested to hear more about it.
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Re: Gigantic
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2015, 08:03:25 PM »
If it's more like Tangled and less like Frozen, I'd sure be interested.

And I'm not a fan of Disney's reliance on using adjectives for the titles of their fairy tale movies.
Tangled, Frozen, Gigantic...

It is getting a bit overdone.
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Re: Gigantic
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2015, 09:14:46 PM »
Some lyrics from the song they played at the Expo, "I Love My Little Man" have leaked, and...

"There are so many things you can do with a little man!
You can toss him in the air, you can pet his tiny hair,
My pretty pretty pretty little man.
You can make him do this, you can make him do this,
And he even makes a pretty good bookmark!"

"He’s cutest when he’s jumping on a spongecake,
He’s funny when he’s running across the floor,
I hope I won’t be stepping on my angry little leprechaun,
Because he’s all I’ve been praying for."

This has to be a first draft. It has to be.
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Re: Gigantic
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2015, 09:19:35 PM »
Wow.

That can't be serious.
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Re: Gigantic
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2015, 04:43:27 PM »
I hope Charlie McCarthy makes a cameo, in reference to the last time they adapted this story.

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Re: Gigantic
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2015, 09:17:52 PM »
I hope Charlie McCarthy makes a cameo, in reference to the last time they adapted this story.

Jack the Giant Slayer? :sly:

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Re: Gigantic
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2015, 09:42:17 PM »
The adjective title to this one makes sense, because this isn't a straight retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk. It's supposed to involve a whole city of giants, which actually makes this interesting.



But yeah, people need to tell Bob Iger that Princess and the Frog didn't bomb because of it's title.

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« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2015, 02:02:37 PM »
But yeah, people need to tell Bob Iger that Princess and the Frog didn't bomb because of it's title.
The title might have played a little part as to why TPATF underperformed, but I honestly think that the film would have done a good deal better if it was released a couple of weeks earlier. Disney's animated films usually fare much better as Thanksgiving pick-me-ups than during Christmas time. It would have also allowed it some time to make money before Alvin & the Chipmunks 2 and Avatar overtook the market.
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Re: Gigantic
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2016, 03:37:18 PM »
Inside Out writer Meg LeFauvre will be directing.

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Re: Gigantic
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2017, 05:20:31 PM »
It's shelved.

I'm not surprised. There was no talk of it at this year's D23, and if the leaked lyrics from 2015's panel showed, I could see what difficulties they would have with it.
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Re: Gigantic
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2017, 02:31:28 PM »
Really don't see why it can't be called Jack and the Beanstalk. The Princess and the Frog's title wasn't the reason it failed, Iger. Your poor sense of timing was.