23rd Oct: It's time for the second TV Tropes Halloween Avatar Contest, theme: cute monsters! Details and voting here.
The beanstalks create a trans-dimentional portal effectThat would explain how the giant's islands haven't been found in modern times.
The movie takes place in the same setting as WillowThat was actually Willow Ufgood at the theatre. Cloister is Daikini kingdom.