Okay, to (hopefully) end the discussion once and for all, I asked Nathan Greno directly about where Corona is supposed to be.
Now, granted, he said the very interesting thing about not thinking about it as Corona, since they chose not to call it that in the movie, but… it’s the only name the kingdom’s ever had, and since they call it that in the series, what else are we going to call it?
But, even so, my point is that it is not Germany. It’s just a unique but generic fairytale kingdom that draws inspiration from several sources.
The Hollywood Reporter just shared that “Gigantic,” Disney’s 2020 animation, has been effectively canceled.
The project was noticeably absent from D23 this year, so the news is more disappointing than surprising. The film was originally slated for 2018 but was pushed back to 2020. Meg LeFauve and Nathan Greno had been attached as the musical’s directors.
“Although it’s a
difficult decision, we are ending active development for now,” Walt Disney Animation Group president Ed Catmull said. “We are
focusing our energies on another project that has been in the works,
which we’ll be sharing more about soon, now set for Thanksgiving 2020.“
This mysterious replacement project will be another original story, which, excluding Disney Pixar’s Coco, will be the only original film in a Disney animation schedule otherwise filled with sequels.
“maybe the witch thought she was protecting rapunzel, not punishing her. maybe she thought that if rapunzel was locked away, no one could ever hurt her. maybe the witch kept rapunzel because she loved her, because she was scared that if other people could get to rapunzel, they would hurt her. and maybe rapunzel didn’t understand the witch; maybe she was angry at her - but maybe she loved her too.”