Set in Spain during the Age of Exploration, the film will follow Jack as he discovers a world of giants hidden within clouds. Jack befriends the female giant Inma, who's "10 years old, 60 feet tall, fiery, feisty and a lot to control" and treats him like a living doll, Greno said. Meanwhile, the antagonists, Storm Giants, stand at 120 feet.
The film was officially announced on August 14, 2015, by John Lasseter, at the D23 Expo. The film is set to be a musical, with songs written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, who previously wrote the music for the Academy Award-winning film, Frozen, in 2013. The pair won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for Let It Go. Dorothy McKim, who produced the acclaimed short, Get a Horse!, was announced as the producer of the film. After the official announcement of Gigantic, Raymond S. Persi confirmed on social media that he would be story boarding for the film.
- Gigantic was pushed back to 2018 in 2015 and was originally set to be entitled Giants.
- This will be the second time "Jack and the Beanstalk" is adapted into a Disney Animated Canon film, making it the first ever fairy tale to be used more than once in the Disney Animated Canon, the first being the "Mickey and the Beanstalk" segment from Fun and Fancy Free.
- However, although the main inspiration for the movie is indeed Jack and the Beanstalk, Gigantic also draws inspiration from Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels, especially for the plot point of a young Giant girl using the hero as a doll/pet.
- This will be the third computer-animated, musical, fairy-tale film of Disney, after Tangled and Frozen respectively.
- This will also be the third Disney animated film to feature music from Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, after Winnie the Pooh and Frozen.
- Gigantic is also the third film based on a fairy tale to not be named after the original title. Tangled was the first and Frozen was the second.
- ↑ http://www.stitchkingdom.com/disney-disney-announces-dates-for-coco-and-gigantic-78894/
- ↑ "Disney Giants To Be Gigantic". Big Cartoon Blog, August 16, 2014