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Tim Burton set to direct Disney's live action remake of Dumbo

03.10.2015

With CINDERELLA looking like a winner, Disney continues to raid their classic animated films for live action film fodder. Last year, TRANSFORMERS screenwriter Ehren Kruger was named as screenwriter on the live action adaptation of DUMBO. Now, the film has landed a director: BIG EYES director Tim Burton.

The Hollywood Reporter notes that DUMBO will likely be Tim Burton's film after he wraps MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN. There is no word on whether the plot will differ from the original film, but seeing as the 1941 animated film clocked in at a scant sixty-one minute running time, I would expect the new movie to expand the plot a bit.  Burton is the man who kickstarted the Disney remake trend with ALICE IN WONDERLAND, which grossed a billion dollars worldwide for the House of Mouse.

There does not seem to be an end in sight for these Disney remakes as each one has been successively more profitable than the last. MALEFICENT, which seemed poised for disaster, ended up grossing over $750 million worldwide. Disney already has versions of THE JUNGLE BOOK and a sequel to ALICE IN WONDERLAND in development. DUMBO has no set release date, but I wouldn't expect to see it until late next year or possibly 2017.

CINDERELLA hits theaters this Friday.

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1:03PM on 03/12/2015
Geniuses like John Carpenter and John Mctiernan have been struggling to get feature length films made for over a decade, and hacks like Burton are given chance after chance to direct films. And yes, Burton is a hack. He's directed 3 good movies, and 20 shitty ones...he's not a very good director.. There are hundreds of young filmmakers out there who also want a shot at directing feature films, but Disney / Paramount / Warner Brothers / Universal keep giving work to shitty director's like
Geniuses like John Carpenter and John Mctiernan have been struggling to get feature length films made for over a decade, and hacks like Burton are given chance after chance to direct films. And yes, Burton is a hack. He's directed 3 good movies, and 20 shitty ones...he's not a very good director.. There are hundreds of young filmmakers out there who also want a shot at directing feature films, but Disney / Paramount / Warner Brothers / Universal keep giving work to shitty director's like Burton.
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11:44AM on 03/11/2015

What the fuck..

Oh Burton...where is your mind....how the mighty have fallen....
Oh Burton...where is your mind....how the mighty have fallen....
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8:26AM on 03/11/2015
As a kid, the live action show was fun. As a live action movie for 2015, I'm gonna say no.
As a kid, the live action show was fun. As a live action movie for 2015, I'm gonna say no.
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7:22AM on 03/11/2015
Oh God...
Oh God...
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12:04AM on 03/11/2015
Shits weak yo
Shits weak yo
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10:56PM on 03/10/2015
Johnny Depp in 3..2..1..
Johnny Depp in 3..2..1..
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10:31PM on 03/10/2015
A Tim Burton Maleficent might have worked better...but a Tim Burton Dumbo? Sounds dumb-o.
A Tim Burton Maleficent might have worked better...but a Tim Burton Dumbo? Sounds dumb-o.
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8:00PM on 03/10/2015
I thought he was on the right track again after Big Eyes.....guess not.

And what's happening with the Beetlejuice sequel??
I thought he was on the right track again after Big Eyes.....guess not.

And what's happening with the Beetlejuice sequel??
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7:44PM on 03/10/2015

dammit

Shit.... Dumbo is one of my all-time Disney favorites. That cassette was on repeat for hours when I was little, gotta special place on my shelf for the blu-ray.... Not excited for a Tim Burton remake - the guys work seems so rehashed. And if the usual Burton cast (Depp, Bonham Carter, etc.) is anywhere near it, well that just sucks too. Dumbo is all about the heart and I just don't see that being conveyed by this crew. If everyone in the theater isn't crying during "Baby Mine" then they
Shit.... Dumbo is one of my all-time Disney favorites. That cassette was on repeat for hours when I was little, gotta special place on my shelf for the blu-ray.... Not excited for a Tim Burton remake - the guys work seems so rehashed. And if the usual Burton cast (Depp, Bonham Carter, etc.) is anywhere near it, well that just sucks too. Dumbo is all about the heart and I just don't see that being conveyed by this crew. If everyone in the theater isn't crying during "Baby Mine" then they failed!
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7:16PM on 03/10/2015
not sure what to think of a live action Dumbo, but I hope they keep the Pink Elephants scene!
not sure what to think of a live action Dumbo, but I hope they keep the Pink Elephants scene!
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6:43PM on 03/10/2015

Well, this isn't the Beeteljuice 2 we were promised!

What's the point of making a "live action" version of Dumbo when Dumbo himself and most of the other animals will most likely be CGI animated? Disney can suck it.
What's the point of making a "live action" version of Dumbo when Dumbo himself and most of the other animals will most likely be CGI animated? Disney can suck it.
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6:37PM on 03/10/2015
Only if Devito plays Dumbo. Tusk style.
Only if Devito plays Dumbo. Tusk style.
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6:25PM on 03/10/2015
Only if Devito plays Dumbo. Tusk style.
Only if Devito plays Dumbo. Tusk style.
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6:24PM on 03/10/2015
WTF Burton? Why? I know massive paychecks are great and all, but you're Tim fucking Burton! You used to be one of the most imaginative and well respected filmmakers in Hollywood. Now, you just seem to be cashing in.
WTF Burton? Why? I know massive paychecks are great and all, but you're Tim fucking Burton! You used to be one of the most imaginative and well respected filmmakers in Hollywood. Now, you just seem to be cashing in.
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6:18PM on 03/10/2015
And Depp will play Dumbo.
And Depp will play Dumbo.
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6:16PM on 03/10/2015
Wait so what's going on with Beetlejuice 2?
Wait so what's going on with Beetlejuice 2?
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6:11PM on 03/10/2015
And in other news - Helena Bonham Carter is the heartless elephant trainer. Sigh.
And in other news - Helena Bonham Carter is the heartless elephant trainer. Sigh.
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5:55PM on 03/10/2015
Johnny Depp is going to end up playing the mouse isnt he
Johnny Depp is going to end up playing the mouse isnt he
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10:29AM on 03/11/2015
Yeah and it'll just look like Johnny Depp.
Yeah and it'll just look like Johnny Depp.
5:40PM on 03/10/2015
better here than on Broadway, theres rumors of it heading there every few weeks
better here than on Broadway, theres rumors of it heading there every few weeks
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5:34PM on 03/10/2015
How long till depp is cast?
How long till depp is cast?
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5:10PM on 03/10/2015
The only Burton headline i want to read is "Beetlejuice 2 Begins Production"
The only Burton headline i want to read is "Beetlejuice 2 Begins Production"
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4:55PM on 03/10/2015
I'll be honest, this makes me want to cry a little bit. Not because Burton's sold out. But I can't even pretend to think he'll reinvent this (say what you will about Alice in Wonderland, on paper getting the director of Sleepy Hollow to do that had potential). Why are they even doing a live-action Dumbo movie? I get doing fairy tales with people, but talking, flying elephants? Are they gonna have a stork, too?
I'll be honest, this makes me want to cry a little bit. Not because Burton's sold out. But I can't even pretend to think he'll reinvent this (say what you will about Alice in Wonderland, on paper getting the director of Sleepy Hollow to do that had potential). Why are they even doing a live-action Dumbo movie? I get doing fairy tales with people, but talking, flying elephants? Are they gonna have a stork, too?
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4:52PM on 03/10/2015

Just when I thought he was back on track after "Big Eyes"

He pulls this stunt. There will be an expansion of some plot or character to push thing to almost a two hour film. HIs style doesn't seem to fit with the material
He pulls this stunt. There will be an expansion of some plot or character to push thing to almost a two hour film. HIs style doesn't seem to fit with the material
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4:44PM on 03/10/2015
This sounds like a terrible movie until they announce Werner Herzog's Bambi...

...which I would totally see on Day 1.
This sounds like a terrible movie until they announce Werner Herzog's Bambi...

...which I would totally see on Day 1.
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4:42PM on 03/10/2015
Well that should be fucking horrible....
Well that should be fucking horrible....
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4:31PM on 03/10/2015
Anyone remember the days when Tim Burton made movies from his own ideas?
Anyone remember the days when Tim Burton made movies from his own ideas?
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12:03PM on 03/11/2015
From his 20 movies only 4 are based on some sort of "original" ideas... Nightmare Before Christmas, Edward Scissorhands, both Frankenweenies and Corpse Bride.
At this time I consider Mr. Burton nothing more than a glorified production designer.
From his 20 movies only 4 are based on some sort of "original" ideas... Nightmare Before Christmas, Edward Scissorhands, both Frankenweenies and Corpse Bride.
At this time I consider Mr. Burton nothing more than a glorified production designer.
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