Tim Burton Making Live Action Dumbo

Tim Burton has reportedly been confirmed to direct a Live Action/CGI remake of Disney’s animated classic Dumbo. The project is said to be in the early stages of development so there’s no casting news yet. Burton has previously had mixed success with turning beloved childhood classics into colorful live action hybrids. Alice in Wonderland and Charlie and The Chocolate Factory both performed well at the box office but met with mixed reactions from fans and critics.

While Burton seems like a good fit for the ¬†whimsical tale of the famously big eared flying elephant, it will be particularly ¬†interesting to see how he handles the notorious ‘pink elephants on parade‘ drunken dream sequence or the racially stereotypical crows. It will also be interesting to see which CGI animal Johnny Depp plays…

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