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Gigantic Is Disney’s Musical Spin On Jack And The Beanstalk; Animated Film Slated For 2018

17 August 2015 9:07 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Over the weekend, Disney hosted its overly successful D23 expo, detailing early plans for Pixar sequels such as Finding Dory and Toy Story 4, offering the stage to Star Wars: The Force Awakens at one point and, in an announcement that quietly flew under the radar, unveiled its new take on Jack and the Beanstalk in the form of Gigantic.

Billed as an animated musical, the studio’s project will be situated in Spain during the famed Age of Discovery of the early 15th century. With Europe’s superpowers hitting the high seas in search of land, exploration has taken precedent across the continent. But for Jack, he’ll have his eyes trained on the skies after crossing paths with a child princess, one who just so happens to be a giantess.

With Tangled director Nathan Greno behind the lens and a set-up that bears semblance to Frozen, Disney Animation »

- Michael Briers

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Tangled co-director making Gigantic with Frozen songwriters

16 August 2015 9:59 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Walt Disney Animation Studios has a new musical in the works - and it's all about Jack And The Beanstalk...

Just because Frozen may have taken the lion's share of the acclaim aimed at Walt Disney Animation Studios in recent times, it'd be remiss to overlook the terrific Tangled too. A retelling of the Rapunzel story, it was directed by Byron Howard and Nathan Greno, and remains a strong piece of work.

Howard is one of the directors of Walt Disney Animation Studios' next film, Zootropolis. And as for Greno? Well, after making a significant contribution to Big Hero 6, his new project has now been confirmed. He's directing an animated, musical take on Jack And The Beanstalk for the studio.

It goes by the name of Gigantic (having previously been known as Giants), and it's going to centre on an 11-year old giant girl by the name of Imma, »

- simonbrew

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Watch the 'Gigantic' Presentation from Disney's D23

16 August 2015 2:28 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After meeting the Emotions inside the mind of an 11-year-old, taking a trip to San Fransokyo, where a boy genius and his robot save the world, and falling in love with a queen with icy powers who wants to "let it go," come see where Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios plan to take you next. In what has become a D23 Expo must-see, host John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, presents this in-depth look at the animation studios' slate. Filmmakers will unveil never-before-seen footage from Pixar's upcoming The Good Dinosaur and Finding Dory and Disney Animation's Zootopia and Moana. The event will include surprise announcements, musical performances, and appearances by the films' star voice talent. One of these surprise announcements was Disney's new animated film Gigantic, which is set for release in 2018.

Things are looking up at Walt Disney Animation Studios - way up. »

- MovieWeb

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Disney Announces Gigantic

15 August 2015 3:08 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

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 »

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Disney Announces Gigantic For 2018

15 August 2015 5:08 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

With Tangled and Frozen under their belt, Disney continue to re-imagine classic fairy tales with Gigantic, an animated musical take on Jack and the Beanstalk that promises to quite unlike any version of the story so far. Set in Spain during the Age of Exploration, it follows adventure seeking Jack who forges a friendship with Inma, an eleven year old girl who just happens to be a sixty foot tall giantess, on his journey to escape the land of giants. Tangled’s Nathan Greno will be at the helm, and Frozen’s songwriting team of Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez will be providing the no doubt infuriatingly catchy songs. Gigantic hit our screen in 2018. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Disney announces animated Jack and the Beanstalk film Gigantic

15 August 2015 12:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Walt Disney Animation Studios has revealed that they will be making an animated Jack and the Beanstalk film titled Gigantic. 

Gigantic, which was announced at Disney’s D23 Expo, will be a musical set in Spain during the Age of Exploration. Songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, the Oscar-winning team behind Disney’s Frozen, are on board to write the songs for the film, while Nathan Greno (Tangled) will direct and Dorothy McKim will produce.

The film will tell the story of Jack, a man who discovers a world of giants in the sky, and a giant named Inma, a feisty, 11-year-old girl. The two become friends and embark on an epic adventure together.

On tackling such a classic tale, Greno said, “We hope this will be the definitive version of Jack and the Beanstalk… with comedy and deep emotion.”

He added, “You have to look at the original story, »

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Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios D23 Expo Panel Unveils Finding Dory, Gigantic And Coco

14 August 2015 9:24 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

(Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

Filmmakers from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios introduced D23 Expo 2015 fans to an array of new stories and characters—from a lost dinosaur to a master wayfinder, a scheming fox to a forgetful fish.

The audience of 7,500 was treated to sneak peeks, musical performances and appearances from stars like Ellen DeGeneres, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Ginnifer Goodwin, Dwayne Johnson, Randy Newman and Ty Burrell, among others.

John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, led the presentations, calling on a host of filmmakers from both studios to introduce the upcoming slate of films. “We really have an unbelievable range of movies in production at our studios right now,” said Lasseter. “The stories are dynamic, fresh and so much fun; the characters new and old are so appealing. I’m excited to share some of our long-held »

- Michelle McCue

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Disney Makes Some Big D23 Announcements

14 August 2015 6:55 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Disney's D23 Expo is officially underway in Anaheim, California with plenty of announcements coming through regarding all sorts of upcoming Disney films. The focus today was a on their animated features in the works including "The Incredibles 2," "Cars 3," "Toy Story 4," "The Good Dinosaur," "Finding Dory," "Zootopia" and "Moana". Amongst they key bits of information garnered:

Gigantic

Pixar and Disney announced that they're planning a new take on the classic "Jack and the Beanstalk" story with "Gigantic" which will score a 2018 release. Nathan Greno ("Tangled") helms the film which will be set in Spain during the Age of Exploration.

Jack is an adventure-seeker who discovers a world of giants hidden within the clouds. He hatches a grand plan with Inma, a 60-foot-tall, 11-year-old girl, and agrees to help her find her way home and take on storm giants that live in a city in the clouds. Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, »

- Garth Franklin

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Disney will take on the classic tale of Jack and the Beanstalk in new film

14 August 2015 6:45 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

For their latest announced film, Disney is reaching up to a whole new level.

Gigantic was revealed as Disney's next project at the company's D23 conference by Disney Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter on Friday (August 14), The Wrap reports.

A promotional image for the new movie was later shared with the public on Twitter.

According to the film's director Nathan Greno, Gigantic will take place in Spain during the Age of Exploration as adventure-seeker Jack will ascend the beanstalk and find a whole new world up in the sky.

There, he discovers giants hidden within the clouds and meets Inma, an 11-year-old, 60-foot-tall girl whom Jack vows to help find her way home.

The film will serve as Disney's take on the classic 'Jack and the Beanstalk' fairytale, with Greno saying he hopes this will be the "definitive" version of the story, providing "comedy and deep emotion".

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A new Disney take on Jack and the Beanstalk is in development

14 August 2015 6:45 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

For their latest announced film, Disney is reaching up to a whole new level.

Gigantic was revealed as Disney's next project at the company's D23 conference by Disney Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter on Friday (August 14), The Wrap reports.

A promotional image for the new movie was later shared with the public on Twitter.

According to the film's director Nathan Greno, Gigantic will take place in Spain during the Age of Exploration as adventure-seeker Jack will ascend the beanstalk and find a whole new world up in the sky.

There, he discovers giants hidden within the clouds and meets Inma, an 11-year-old, 60-foot-tall girl whom Jack vows to help find her way home.

The film will serve as Disney's take on the classic 'Jack and the Beanstalk' fairytale, with Greno saying he hopes this will be the "definitive" version of the story, providing "comedy and deep emotion".

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Disney's 'Gigantic' Jack and the Beanstalk Musical Coming in 2018

14 August 2015 6:29 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Things are looking up at Walt Disney Animation Studios - way up. Gigantic, Disney's unique take on Jack and the Beanstalk, will feature music from Oscar-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, who greeted D23 Expo fans in signature style-in song-alongside director Nathan Greno (Tangled) and producer Dorothy McKim (Get a Horse). Set in Spain during the Age of Exploration, Disney's Gigantic follows adventure-seeker Jack as he discovers a world of giants hidden within the clouds. He hatches a grand plan with Inma, a 60-foot-tall, 11-year-old girl, and agrees to help her find her way home. But he doesn't account for her super-sized personality-and who knew giants were so down to earth?

We reported back in April that Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan sold a Beanstalk movie pitch to Disney. Breaking Bad writer-producer Thomas Schnauz was set to write the full screenplay, with Vince Gilligan eyeing the project as his feature directorial debut. »

- MovieWeb

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Disney announces Gigantic, a Jack and the Beanstalk inspired film, for 2018

14 August 2015 5:57 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Fresh out of Disney's D23 Expo comes the news that the studio is moving forward with a Jack and the Beanstalk inspired film by the name of Gigantic. John Lasseter announced the project but it will be Nathan Greno (Tangled) who will be directing Gigantic. Also on board are the Oscar-winning songwriters behind Frozen, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Those of you with kids can surely... Read More »

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Disney Announces ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ Movie, Adds Lin-Manuel Miranda to Moana

14 August 2015 5:30 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The classic story "Jack and the Beanstalk" has gotten the cinematic treatment a whole lot lately — Bryan Singer gave the tale a try with the bomb Jack the Giant Slayer, while Jack himself figured into the ensemble cast of the more successful magic mash-up Into the Woods — but Disney announced today at the studio's D23 expo that they're hoping to make the definitive version with the forthcoming Gigantic, an animated take helmed by Tangled's Nathan Greno. Your kid will be thrilled to learn that Gigantic will feature songs by Egot-winning Frozen duo Robert and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, while your theater-loving cousin will be far more psyched by another D23 match of songwriter and vehicle: Disney also announced that Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda will be among the talents writing songs for the Polynesian princess epic Moana, with a voice cast that includes Dwayne Johnson. »

- Kyle Buchanan

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Disney Announces New Animated Movie "Gigantic"

14 August 2015 4:30 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

D23 is underway and they've already announced they're next potential animated hit with Gigantic. We've got some of the details that'll make your kids shriek in excitement.

D23 is Disney's big time expo, their Sdcc.  We knew we'd get some big announcement but I wasn't ready for their next animated hit.  During their big animation panel, Disney has announced that in 2018, a retelling of the classic Jack in the Beanstalk tale will be released with Gigantic.  

It may seem like we're making a "Big" deal about this but consider this.  You remember that song Let it go?  Is you child still playing it?  Well the Oscar Winning songwriters (Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez) behind the Frozen hit have now been tabbed for Gigantic, so you know they expect this to be huge.  Don't believe me yet?  Nathan Greno, director of Tangled, is going to direct Gigantic, as well.  This could be good. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Matt Malliaros)

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Disney Animation Unveils Jack & The Beanstalk Movie ‘Gigantic’ – D23

14 August 2015 4:21 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Disney said today at the D23 fan expo in Anaheim that its toon studio’s next project will be Gigantic, a Spain-set take on the Jack And The Beanstalk story. Nathan Greno, who co-directed 2010’s Tangled, will helm the Disney Animation film with Dorothy McKim (Meet The Robinsons) producing. The film will hit theaters in 2018. “We want to make the definitive version of Jack And The Beanstalk,” Greno said onstage at D23. The director said adventure-seeking Jack goes up said… »

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Disney to Produce Jack and The Beanstalk Movie ‘Gigantic’

14 August 2015 4:15 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Walt Disney Pictures will produce its version of “Jack and the Beanstalk,” titled “Gigantic,” John Lasseter announced on Friday. The Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios announced at Disney’s D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center in California on Friday that the film is currently in production. “We hope this will be the definitive version of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk,’ with comedy and deep emotion,” said Nathan Greno, the animated film’s director who also directed “Tangled.” Also Read: Shakira Joins Voice Cast of Disney's 'Zootopia' Greno also revealed that Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, »

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Disney Announces Jack and the Beanstalk Animated Movie ‘Gigantic’

14 August 2015 4:15 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Walt Disney Animation Studios is developing an adaptation of the classic fairytale “Jack and the Beanstalk,” Disney Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter announced on Friday at the studio’s D23 Expo.

Gigantic” will be directed by “Tangled’s” Nathan Greno, while Dorothy McKim (“Get A Horse!”) will produce. “Frozen” songwriters Robert Lopez and Kirsten Anderson-Lopez will write the music for the film. The husband-wife duo belted out one of the songs today on stage.

“We hope this will be the definitive version of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ … with comedy and deep emotion,” Greno said at the Anaheim Convention Center.

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. »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Disney Reveals Plans for 'Gigantic' Jack and the Beanstalk Animated Feature at D23

14 August 2015 10:16 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Walt Disney Feature Animation is making Gigantic, based on Jack and the Beanstalk, it was announced Friday at Disney's D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center. “We hope this will be the definitive version of Jack and the Beanstalk ... with comedy and deep emotion,” said the film’s director, Nathan Greno (Tangled). He also announced that Frozen songwriters Robert Lopez and Kirsten Anderson-Lopez will write the songs for the film, and he invited them on stage to sing one song from the film. Incidentally, Mickey Mouse climbed the beanstalk in Mikey and the Beanstalk a 1947 Disney cartoon. 

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- Carolyn Giardina

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Frozen Fever DVD and Blu-ray Part of Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection Release This August

5 June 2015 8:16 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Disney's Frozen fans anxiously awaiting word on the Frozen Fever DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD debut will be thrilled to learn that the short will appear in the Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection that is coming to home video this August.

This 12-film collection of Disney shorts will first make its appearance August 11, 2015 on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere. The Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection Blu-ray and DVD release comes a release later on August 18.

You can already pre-order the Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital combo at Amazon.com with their low price guarantee.

Disney is presenting the Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection in 1.78:1 1080p high definition video and 5.1 DTS-hd Master Audio. Bonus features are offered in the form of filmmaker introductions for each short, all of which are listed below, a bonus short and »

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Time Machine: Classy-Looking 'Tangled' Singing Stars at the Oscars

26 April 2015 2:14 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Zachary Levi and guest on the Oscars' Red Carpet Zachary Levi at the Academy Awards Pictured above is Zachary Levi and a guest on the 83rd Academy Awards' Red Carpet this past Sunday, Feb. 27, just outside the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. At the Oscar ceremony, Zachary Levi and Mandy Moore performed "I See the Light," a Best Original Song nominee – music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater – from the animated feature Tangled. The 2011 Best Song winner turned out to be Randy Newman's "We Belong Together," from another animated feature, Toy Story 3 – last year's biggest domestic box office hit. Zachary Levi movies Below is a partial list of Zachary Levi films.* His movie debut took place in Mark Douglas Miller's comedy short Reel Guerrillas (2005), while his feature film debut was in a supporting role in John Whitesell's comedy Big Momma's House 2 (2006). Thor: The Dark World (2013). Director: Alan Taylor. »

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