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Disney Developing Live Action ‘Dumbo’ Movie

Disney is developing a live action “Dumbo,” based on the animated classic of 1941.

“Transformers: Age of Extinction” scribe Ehren Kruger is writing the script that will build a family tale around the circus elephant who is ridiculed for his enormous ears and learns to fly through the help of his only true friend, a mouse.

The toon was Disney’s fourth animated film after “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Pinocchio” and “Fantasia.” It’s also one of Disney’s shortest animated film at 64 minutes.

“Dumbo” becomes the latest animated film that Disney is looking to bring to the big screen in live action form, after scoring with “Alice in Wonderland.” “Maleficent” is a spinoff of “Sleeping Beauty.”

Disney releases Kenneth Branagh’s “Cinderella” in March, while Jon Favreau is helming “The Jungle Book” and Bill Condon has “Beauty and the Beast” in the works.

Kruger, who co-wrote the previous two “Transformers” films with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, will produce “Dumbo” with Justin Springer (“Tron: Legacy,” “Oblivion”).

The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.

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