Disney's Dumbo for live action remake with possible flying elephant

The 1941 animated classic will be next to get the modernisation treatment

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Disney’s Dumbo is the latest animated classic to get the live action remake treatment.

The original 1941 film tells the endearing story of a baby circus elephant. Ridiculed since birth for his over-sized ears, Dumbo learns to fly with the help of a magic feather and a mouse to become a big top sensation. 

Now the cartoon is to be reworked by Transformers: Age of Extinction screenwriter Ehren Kruger, who will also co-produce with Justin Springer.

Reports suggest that the fresh take will adapt from the first movie but add a family plotline that parallels with Dumbo’s own.

Due to the current advanced state of CG technology, a flying elephant could well feature in the remake – something that has to be worth a watch.

Disney has enjoyed success with recent reboots Alice in Wonderland, starring Johnny Depp, and Sleeping Beauty spin-off Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie.

Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella is due out in March, while modern versions of The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast are also in the pipeline.