Despite Disney's best intentions, they have announced that their current animation project, Gigantic, has been moved into inactive development. Who knows, maybe enormous will go the same way; a decade later the project might come out with a brand new title and concept we can look forward to again. In the last five years alone, the Best Animated Feature Film Oscar either went to a Pixar or Disney Animation film: including courageous (2010) and Inside Out (2015) from Pixar, and Frozen, Big Hero 6 and Zootopia from Disney.
According to Ed Catmull, president of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, it was a tough call.
Next up for Disney Animation is Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, which is set to hit theaters on November 21st, 2018. Dominating the hand-drawn animation genre for decades after that, the studio quickly adapted to computer animation following the groundbreaking debut of Pixar's Toy Story in 1994, a film that Disney distributed at the time and company it became permanent partners with after it purchased the animation studio in 2006.
The film had Inside Out co-writer Meg LeFauve and Nathan Greno (Tangled) directing with Frozen songwriters Robert Lopez and Kirsten Anderson-Lopez attached as the songwriters.
Instead of "Gigantic", the studio is focusing on another project which is now being tabled for Thanksgiving 2020.
Although Disney had initially confirmed the film for a November 25, 2020 release, The Hollywood Reporter says that the studio ran into too many creative obstacles, and huge will be shelved for the foreseeable future.
No details yet on which film will take Gigantic's place in the lineup, though the report notes that it is another original feature.
Though Gigantic is dormant for now, it doesn't necessarily meant that the film won't come back to life.