Grab your "magic feather," because a new version of Disney's Dumbo is coming to theaters!
Tim Burton has officially signed on to direct the upcoming remake, which will feature a mixture of both live actors and animated effects, Walt Disney Picture's President of Production Sean Bailey revealed on Wednesday, March 10.
The 1941 movie poster for Disney's animated 'Dumbo.' (Photo Credit: R/R)
Bailey added the movie's script will be an expanded "big world" take on the original 1940s story about a young circus elephant who learns how to fly with the help of his friend, Timothy Q. Mouse.
'Dumbo' is just the latest in a recent slew of Disney movies returning to the big screen, including this week's new 'Cinderella' with Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter and Lily James.
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Future Disney reboots include next year's live-action 'The Jungle Book,' 'Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass' and 'Beauty and the Beast.'
A still from Tim's 2010 take on Disney's 'Alice in Wonderland.' (Photo Credit: R/R)
Tim, 56, previously directed Disney's live-action version of 'Alice in Wonderland' in 2010, which grossed more than $1 billion worldwide.
No official word yet on when the new 'Dumbo' will be released.
'The Wall Street Journal' first reported this news.
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