Disney's Latest: Live-Action Dumbo
Apparently it's possible thanks to CGI
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 9, 2014 10:40 AM CDT
In this May 12, 2012 photo released by Disney theme parks, people ride the "Dumbo" attraction in the new Storybook Circus area of Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.   (AP Photo/Disney, Gene Duncan)

(Newser) – Disney has been turning its animated classics into live-action films for a while now, but we're guessing no one predicted the next one announced would be, you know, the one about an elephant with huge ears who also happens to talk and fly. But yes, Disney is indeed working on a live-action version of Dumbo, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Upping the weirdness factor, the script will be written by a Transformers writer. It will also add a story about a family that "parallels" the elephant's story, the Reporter notes. No word yet on a release date, but up first is a live-action version of Cinderella out next year, and live-action versions of The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast are also in the works. Yay?

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Jul 12, 2014 1:26 AM CDT
Sounds stupid but then compared to the ones they green light it doesn't matter, people have very low expectations.
Jul 10, 2014 11:11 AM CDT
I think it would be pretty neat if Disney teamed up with Pixar to remake CGI 3-dimensional versions of the older movies. The older ones are pretty dated at this point and they'd make a killing.
Jul 10, 2014 10:06 AM CDT