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Disney Plans "Dumbo" Live-Action Remake

By Garth Franklin Tuesday July 8th 2014 03:04PM
Disney Plans "Dumbo" Live-Action Remake

Disney's 1941 animated classic "Dumbo" is set to be the next film set to score a live-action remake by the Mouse House.

The original 64-minute film follows a baby circus elephant who is made fun for his large ears. When his mother steps in to protect him and is locked up for it, he ends up on the road with a mouse as his companion.

The mouse instills into Dumbo the idea that with the help of a magic feather, he can fly. In order to pad it out, the new version also includes a unique family story said to parallel Dumbo's story. The flying elephant himself will be a CG creation.

"Transformers: Age of Extinction" scribe Ehren Kruger is penning the script for the new version and will produce alongside Justin Springer ("Tron: Legacy," "Oblivion").

Source: Heat Vision

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