Disney’s Live-Action Movie ‘Dumbo’ in the Making

Disney Studios will soon unveil a live-action movie based on its popular animated classic from 1941, Dumbo. Disney is working with Transformers the scriptwriter Ehren Kruger to pen the script for the film. Kruger will also pair up with Justin Springer of Oblivion and Tron: Legacy fame, to handle the production. The Dumbo classic happens to be one of the shortest features released by Disney which takes us through the tale of the adorable circus elephant whose gigantic ears have caused him much embarrassment. The latest movie will draw a parallel to the original version only with a new twist on the family front.

This hasn’t been Disney’s first attempt at reinventing classics as live-action movies. Equipped by the latest CG technology, Disney Studios believes that live-action movies are feasible and rewarding. Disney saw its live-action adaptation of Sleeping Beauty (1959), pay off well at the box-office bringing in revenues of roughly $630 million. Disney’s other projects that are in the making include Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, and The Jungle Book, that is still in pre-production and is being directed by Jon Favreau.