Live-Action Dumbo Coming From Transformers Writer Because Fuck It

Quick, name three things that you couldn't possibly imagine yourself or anyone else wanting. Terrible disease? Bulk bag of banana Runts? Live-action Dumbo movie that will certainly contain a gross overuse of CG and a new, secondary human-based plot? Hey, you're in (bad) luck with at least one of those!

Disney is developing a live-action remake of 1941's intensely sad elephant abuse cartoon Dumbo, penned by Transformers franchise writer Ehren Kruger. The Hollywood Reporter has the details:

The new take involves the adaptation of the original movie while adding a unique family story that parallels Dumbo's story. Also, the studio believes that because of the current state of CG technology, live-action movies featuring a soaring pachyderm (or any animal for that matter) are viable.

Ah, you can almost read "Can we puh-leeease go to lunch yet?" right in the description. ("CG is a thing, right? Like, we can do it with CG?" "Whatever, yeah.") The movie will follow Disney's upcoming live-action Cinderella, and its upcoming live-action Jungle Book. (And, of course, they all follow Disney's recent live-action Sleeping Beauty remake, Maleficent, and Johnny Depp's Alice in Wonderland.)


Truth be told, though, I am interested to hear what a real elephant will sound like singing "Baby Mine." Still heartbreaking, I hope!

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