Los Angeles - Disney is planning to release a live action Dumbo movie.The company has started work on a new version of the touching animated film about a baby circus elephant who learns how to fly with his huge ears after being befriended by a mouse, Timothy, when he is orphaned. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney has hired Transformers: Age of Extinction writer Ehren Kruger to pen the script and the film is set to feature a human story which parallels Dumbo's journey. Kruger is also acting as a producer along with Justin Springer, who worked on Tron: Legacy and Oblivion.Dumbo was released in 1941 and is the fourth animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. The film is one of the company's most beloved and included some memorable Disney songs including When I See An Elephant Fly and Baby Mine - which was nominated for an Oscar.The project is Disney's latest foray into live action movies.Maleficent - starring Angelina Jolie - is a live action re-imagining of 1959 animation Sleeping Beauty - while 2010's Alice in Wonderland was an update on the 1951 animation.Disney is currently working on a live action version of their classic 1967 cartoon movie The Jungle Book, which will feature Sir Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong'o and Scarlett Johansson providing voices to the animal characters.For new movie news like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.
The second teaser for the local flick Jagveld is out and it's even more mysterious than the first. Read More »
Add your review
Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and Helena Boham Carter were spotted filming in New York. Read More »
Add your review
10 epic pics.
All the deets.
South AfricaCity Press
Johannesburg CBDResourcing Solutions
HousesR 3 300 000
HousesR 2 495 000
HousesR 3 220 000