Tim Burton directing new live action “Dumbo”

Baby Dumbodum

The news that Disney plans a remake of one of my favorites, “Dumbo” using live action and CGI with Tim Burton directing, had me alternating between excited and uneasy.   I love the “uniqueness” that Tim Burton brings to movies, but Dumbo?  The story of the little guy with big ears is a heart tugger that makes even the toughest of us, tear up.  Granted it has a few scenes that would be perfect for Tim Burton,   Imagine what Burton will do with the “Pink Elephants on Parade” scene.

So what can we expect from Dumbo a la Tim Burton?  A dark version?   A twist or an all new film full of Burton & Disney magic.   If his work with Alice is any indication, we can expect another box office hit and plenty of surprises.    Fans of Tim Burton’s work are already cheering while non-fans are worried, he will darken a Disney Classic.

Dumbo is still in the early stages and has a long way to go before it hits the screen.  What are your thoughts on Tim Burton as the director of Dumbo?

The live action Dumbo is the next in the series of Disney animated movies made into live action films.   Alice, Maleficent, Cinderella have all been huge hits.  The Jungle Book and Beauty in the Beast currently in production and now the announcement of Dumbo, will give Disney classics a new version for all to enjoy.

Loretta Garcia, your favorite entertainment writer with Chip and Co, wants to know – are you a Tim Burton fan?


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