Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios President Ed Catmull commented on the creative issues: "It's impossible to know when we begin a project how the creative process will unfold, and sometimes, no matter how much we love an idea or how much heart goes into it, we find that it just isn't working".
Very big was supposed to be the next Disney Animated feature after Frozen 2, which we now know is dropping in 2019 alongside Disney's live-action remake of The Lion King.
With Gigantic no longer in active development at Disney, the studio will move ahead on another project to fill the 2020 release date formerly held by animated film. "We focus our energy on other projects, that we will be unveiling soon, and which are now planned for Thanksgiving 2020".
Huge was to be set in Spain during the Age of Exploration, with an 11-year-old Jack befriending a female giant named Inma.
Inside Out co-writer Meg LeFauve and Nathan Greno (Tangled) were directing the project, while Frozen songwriters Robert Lopez and Kirsten Anderson-Lopez were to have written songs for the film. The film was originally set to be released in 2020 and would have featured Jack making friends with a female giant child.
The news of Gigantic's fate will no doubt come as a disappointment to Disney Animation fans, given that huge was loaded with behind-the-scenes talent. Disney-Pixar's The Good Dinosaur was in development limbo for several years before finally being released in 2015. However, the film only pulled in $330 million globally, the lowest total revenue for a Pixar title thus far.
Upcoming for Disney Animation is Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 on November 21, 2018 and Frozen 2 on November 27, 2019. Later down the line, the studio will debut Frozen 2 on November 27, 2019.