Disney cancels purely and simply enormous, the ambitious cartoon
Oct 12 2017
Instead Disney Animation is pursuing another project for that release date, the details of which are still TBD.
"It is impossible to know, when we start a project, how the creative process will evolve and, a few times, regardless of the passion that inspires us, or our love of the topic, it simply does not work".
Disney Animation just made a big announcement. However, it looks like all that work isn't going to pay off since it's going to be canceled. We've come to that point, and although it's a hard decision, we are ending active development for now. At that time, Nathan Greno-who worked Tangled, Disney's spin on the Rapunzel story-was attached to direct. Dorothy McKim, the director of production behind a ton of Disney films such as The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast, was on board to produce.
Catmull also mentions that Disney will be focusing on "another project that has been in the works, which we'll be sharing more about soon, now set for Thanksgiving 2020".
The new 2020 project hasn't been revealed, but there are rumors that it's going to be an original film.
The decision leaves just two films on Disney Animation's slate: Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 and Frozen 2, which are set to release in November 2018 and November 2019 respectively.
If you've ever heard the long and gruelling process The Emperor's New Groove went through, this kind of cancellation should come as no surprise.
Fortunately for the three creatives, there's plenty of high-profile work ahead, as Lopez and Anderson-Lopez are sure to craft songs for Frozen 2; while LaFauve is busy at work co-writing the screenplay for Disney-Marvel's Captain Marvel with Nicole Perlman and Geneva Robertson-Dworet.