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Tim Burton to direct a live-action Dumbo

Tonights surprise is an announcement that Tim Burton is to direct a live action remake of Dumbo. The new take on the 1941 Disney animation about a baby elephant who learns to fly with his huge ears is being written by Ehren Kruger (Transformers) and is expected to be an unsurprising mix of CG and live action footage.

Our money is on Andy 'Circus' (see what we did there?) taking on motion capture duties...

Dumbo will be the latest in a long line of live action revisits of classic Disney animations that has previously seen updates to 101 Dalmations and most recently, Cinderella.

Source: Wall Street Journal

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