Proving that once again that Hollywood’s secret motto is there is no good idea like an old idea rebooted, Disney is dipping into their storied history to bring another animated film back to life… with a twist. As we have seen with Alice In Wonderland and Maleficent, and the forthcoming Cinderella, taking an old, safe animated feature and making it a new, live-action film is making bucket’s of money. So Disney turned to it’s history and pulled out an elephant of an idea- and here comes Dumbo!
Based on the barely-hour-long Dumbo from 1941, this new live-action version is a “new take involves the adaptation of original movie adding a unique family story that parallels Dumbo’s story,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. The film will be written by Ehren Kruger, who most recently wrote Transformers: Age Of Extinction (so he at least has some experience with sequels). Oblivion producer Justin Springer will co-produce with Kruger.
That Disney is going ahead with this idea is a little surprising considering the history of the elephant at the studio. In 2004, DisneyToon Studios had Dumbo II in the works. The project was cancelled personally by John Lasseter when he gained power after the Disney/Pixar merger. Lasseter considers Dumbo as his favorite animated film.
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