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Live-action Dumbo film to be directed by Tim Burton

Disney has announced that Tim Burton has signed on to direct a live-action version of the classic 1941 animated film, Dumbo. The script was written by Ehren Kruger, writer of the Transformers films. Kruger will produce, along with Justin Springer of Tron: Legacy. Dumbo will combine computer generated effects with the live actors to tell the story of the misfit circus elephant who uses his large ears to learn to fly. Sean Bailey, Walt Disney Pictures president of production, said the “story will be broader than the original tale” and that “it’s a big world.”

No release date has been set for the movie, though the studio has already announced live-action versions of The Jungle Book for 2016 and Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass and Beauty and the Beast in 2017.


News source/photo credit: Wall Street Journal

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Leah grew up in a little farming town in Illinois, right on the Mississippi River. Her Chicago-born husband, David, left the city for her, and they're now raising their three children (Jacob, Jonah and Lydia) just 12 miles from her hometown. As the Senior Editor of the DIS (wdwinfo.com), Leah spends a lot of time writing about, reading about, and discussing Disney. So, it should come as no surprise that one of her family's favorite ways to spend time is going to Walt Disney World and traveling on Disney Cruise Line. She also enjoys shopping, watching movies with her husband and doing crafts with and for her kids.


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