Back in July 2014 we reported that Disney was making a live-action version of Dumbo. Well, it’s eight months later and we’re pleased to report that they’ve found their director and he’s none other than Tim Burton!
Sean Bailey, president of production, shared the official news with E! Online.
Dumbo does not yet have a release date as it’s currently in production, but we’ll keep all of our Disney-loving readers informed.
Disney has been rolling out live-action versions of many of their titles lately, and has found great success doing so. The live-action remake of ‘Cinderella‘ will hit theaters March 13. Additionally, Disney will be releasing live-action versions of Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass (Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway), Beauty and the Beast (Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, ), and The Jungle Book (Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong’o).
We’re excited to see what other Disney classics get remade into live-action movies. (We’re still hoping for Aladdin!) For now we’re excited for Dumbo, and really happy that Tim Burton will be directing!