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After the blockbuster success of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, Disney has been busy turning many of their animated classics into live-action films, most recently with the Sleeping Beauty retelling Maleficent and the upcoming Cinderella and The Jungle Book. Now we can reportedly add Dumbo to the mix.

According to TheWrap, screenwriter Ehren Kruger (Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Transformers: Age of Extinction) will script a live-action Dumbo and also produce it with Justin Springer.

The site reports "Kruger is expected to give the live-action remake a strong family component, which has aided the performance of Disney's other recent updates, including Alice in Wonderland and Maleficent."

Even though the movie will be live-action, it seems a pretty safe bet Dumbo himself will be a CG character (at least in part).

Transformers: Age of Extinction Screenwriter Takes on Live-Action Dumbo Movie - IGN

Oh God, why.

Disney what are you doing, stahp
 

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Re: Live-action Dumbo

Live-action is a fail, why doesn't any company realize this?
 

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Re: Live-action Dumbo

I could understand redoing something like Cinderella (kind of) in live action. The Jungle book, eh, not so much. But Dumbo? Really? If any Disney movie should be redone in live action it should be Black Cauldron (but maybe that's because I didn't like the original but liked the concept enough for a remake).

Really I don't really like remakes that much unless it's a retelling of a story that is drastically different/justifies another retelling. I'm excited for Cinderella if it's anything like the third movie. But is Dumbo really the movie people say "oh yeah I'd like to see a remake of that"?
 

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Re: Live-action Dumbo

I enjoyed Dumbo but it should not be live action. I mean the only (semi)important human characters are the circus master and the clowns. What's the point? I'll just say that if they don't include Pink Elephants on Parade then don't bother.
 

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Re: Live-action Dumbo

I agree it shouldn't be Live-Action, but it might be interesting to see them try. I don't know how far into production this will get to, but I will be keeping my eyes out for updated news on the manner.
 

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Re: Live-action Dumbo

Of all classic Disney films to remake into live action, they remake Dumbo--my least favorite Disney film? Ugh. There's so many Disney films to chose from (or, you know--make something original).
 

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Re: Live-action Dumbo

I don't think it even makes sense to remake Dumbo into a live action movie. That entire movie is basically a mouse trying to convince a baby elephant that he isn't worthless. They only way they're going to be able to add in more parts with actual people is if they completely redo the story. Who thought this would be a good idea?
 

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Re: Live-action Dumbo

Might as well bump this so everybody can remember that Disney is going live-action happy.

Also that nobody posted this last month:

Tim Burton Circles Dumbo: Director Attached to Disney’s Live-Action Film | Variety
I'd like to forget actually. Let's just keep the live action stuff to Pirates or anything from their Touchstone category. Although I am still curious as to the status of the del Toro Haunted Mansion they were cooking up
 

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This is an actual, honest to god thing. I mentioned this in the Winnie the pooh thread because it was as obscure as I could think of, yet here we are.

I want a live-action Hercules now, with James woods as Hades with CGI flaming head and crossed over into the marvel movies. Checkmate, Disney.
 

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Does disney really need to do this? Chaser mentioned in the Mulan thread that they were giving older disney films the live action treatment to bring those films to the next generation. But instead of doing that, why not just keep making newer animated films? Hell, Frozen is pretty much this generations Lion King
 

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Frozen is pretty much this generations Lion King
This is the most painful thing I have read today I had to do a double take by the sheer nerve of this post and lack of credibility.
 

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This is the most painful thing I have read today I had to do a double take by the sheer nerve of this post and lack of credibility.
When you compare accounting for inflation, Frozen made more than TLK and is considered a modern day success like it.

'Frozen' Passes 'The Lion King' With $810 Million at Global Box Office - TheWrap

Also this shows how Frozen pretty much follows TLK in certain ways

http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/here-is-definitive-proof-that-frozen-is-literally-the-same-m
 

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You know, there are many people out there who hate TLK just as much as some hate Frozen. Personally, I like them both.
 
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