Tim Burton to direct new live-action version of Disney’s Dumbo

Renowned director will bring the classic 1941 circus elephant back to the big screen

Burton Dumbo

Photo by Leah Gallo

Tim Burton has been tapped to direct Disney’s new live-action version of Dumbo. An update on the 1941 classic film about a baby circus elephant with huge ears, it’s the latest in Disney’s long list of recent live-action productions, which includes revamped editions of CinderellaBeauty and the Beast, and Burton’s own Alice in Wonderland.

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Burton’s version of Dumbo will reportedly be a mix of live-action and CG, and feature a script penned by Ehren Kruger, known for his work on the Transformers franchise. For the Big Eyes director, this movie is just of one many irons in the fire — he is also currently working on the much anticipated Beetlejuice 2, the Alice in Wonderland sequel, and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

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