‘Dumbo’ is getting a live-action remake for some reason


Is Dumbo big with the kids these days? Did I fall into some sort of Rip Van Winkle-type cryo-sleep and wake up in a world where movies starring CG animals are well done and Dumbo, of all things, desperately warrants a live-action remake? Who’s president? What year is this? I want to go home!

For those of you not in-the-know, Dumbo is a 1941 Disney classic following the misadventures of a little elephant named Dumbo with comically large ears who is ripped away from his mother during infancy, ridiculed by a circus full of abusive animals, and eventually learns to fly by flapping his earlobes, propelling his little sausage body to space and beyond. Now, I don’t know about you, but that plot screams “live-action remake” to me! Oh, and Ehren Kruger, one of the writers for Transformers, is penning the thing. What could go wrong?

Despite all that, an actual baby Dumbo getting blackout drunk and hallucinating pink elephants whizzing around on mopeds might be worth the price of admission. Just don’t show me the scene of Dumbo reuniting with his mother. I will drown the theater in tears. 

[Source: io9]