Tim Burton Directs Disney's Live Action Remake of DUMBO
Tim Burton - director of many hits, including Batman with Michael Keaton, and more recently the Johnny Depp film Alice in Wonderland- is prepared to convert yet more cartoon characters into live action.
This time it's Walt Disney's Dumbo from 1941, based on a story written by Helen Aberson about a circus elephant with self-esteem issues who learns to fly. Because Disney was trying to launch a simple film at low cost to maximize profit, the animations are not as lush as they had been for, say Fantasia. The emphasis is on the characters in the foreground and less on the details in the background. Consequently, there will likely be a stark contrast in production values with anything coming out of the mind of the compulsively-detailed Burton.
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