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Disney announces ‘Gigantic,’ a new film inspired by ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’

Credit: Disney

Credit: Disney

ANAHEIM, Ca. — Walt Disney Animation Studios announced “Gigantic”, an adaptation of “Jack and the Beanstalk,” during the studio’s D23 Expo on Friday in Anaheim.

The film will be directed by Nathan Greno, who worked on “Tangled.” Songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, best known for their music in the film “Frozen,” will write music for the new film.

“We’re looking to make the definitive version,” Greno said. “It’s not what you’ve seen before, it’s not one big castle with one big giant walking around.”

Set in Spain, the film will follow Jack as he discovers a world of giants in the clouds. Jack befriends the giant, a female named Inma, who is 60-feet tall and 11 years old.

The film will be released in 2018.