The Wall Street Journal reports that Burton, who also directed "Alice in Wonderland" for the studio, will take the reins of the in-development "Dumbo," which is set to be a mixture of live actors and computer-generated effects. The 1941 animated classic centered on a young circus elephant who's ridiculed for his large ears, which give him the ability to fly.
Sean Bailey, president of production for Walt Disney Pictures, revealed little about the story for the new flick to WSJ, saying only, "It's a big world."
"Dumbo" is just the latest Disney classic to get the live-action treatment, with "Alice" leading the charge in 2010, "Cinderella" due in theaters this weekend, and "Beauty and the Beast" set for a tentative 2017 release. No word yet on when "Dumbo" is expected to premiere.
[via: Wall Street Journal]
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