Tim Burton Has Been Tapped to Direct a Live-Action Remake of the Disney Classic ‘Dumbo’

Tim Burton
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The Wall Street Journal has reported that the offbeat director Tim Burton has been tapped to direct a live-action remake of Dumbo, Walt Disney‘s classic sweet story about an elephant who could fly.

The film is expected to be a mixture of computer generated effects and live actors, although details on the project are still scarce at this early stage of development. Mr.[Sean] Bailey would only say of the plans for a new “Dumbo” story that “It’s a big world,” indicating that the story will be broader than the original tale of a circus elephant with large ears who learns to fly.


image via Disney Wikia

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