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Vicky82 03-10-2015 02:53 PM

Live Action Dumbo Movie
 
Yes! There is going to be a live action Dumbo remake. :roll:

Pretty strange decision and there seemed to be a lot of upcoming live action Disney Films but i'm hoping this will lead to a live action Gargoyles movie.

http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2015/...tegy/?mod=e2tw

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Disney is betting that the man to make you believe an elephant can fly is Tim Burton.

The filmmaker behind “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure,” “Batman,” “Big Eyes” and “Alice in Wonderland” will direct Disney’s coming live-action remake of “Dumbo,” Walt Disney Pictures president of production Sean Bailey said.

“Dumbo,” which is still in development and doesn’t have a release date, is one of a number of new films based on Disney animated classics that the studio has in the works, including this week’s “Cinderella,” next year’s “The Jungle Book” and “Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass,” and a new “Beauty and the Beast” expected in 2017.

Amaranthus 03-10-2015 02:55 PM

The movie industry has officially turned into one big joke.

Candy Kappa 03-10-2015 03:00 PM

Disney is making a whole lot of live-action adaptations of their animated movies, it's seems a bit saturated and might loose it's interest real quick.

plastroncafe 03-10-2015 03:01 PM

Someone wake me when we get Hall of Presidents: The Movie.

Oooh, or Big Thunder Mountain!

snake 03-10-2015 03:10 PM

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Originally Posted by plastroncafe (Post 1430827)
Someone wake me when we get Hall of Presidents: The Movie.

Oooh, or Big Thunder Mountain!

Maybe a haunted mansion movie that's a little more inspired than the previous one? Don't get me wrong, I love that one, but I can think of a lot of cool ideas for a HM movie.

Bry 03-10-2015 03:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Candy Kappa (Post 1430826)
Disney is making a whole lot of live-action adaptations of their animated movies, it's seems a bit saturated and might loose it's interest real quick.

Yeah, I've gotta wonder how long this trend will last once the novelty wears off. I don't have much interest in Cinderella, but I do get the appeal. But it mostly feels like a "look what we can do now!" kind of thing to me, anyway.

But I've been wrong before!

Candy Kappa 03-10-2015 03:30 PM

I think Beuty and the Beast is the one I'm. Ost interested in, especially since how much the Disney's first movie had so much inspiration from the Jean Cocteau movie, although there is already a adaptation of Cocteau's movie. It's still interesting to see how Disney will retackle the story.

IndigoErth 03-10-2015 03:34 PM

Wut..? Um. So that either needs to be incredibly well done or will probably bomb very easily. Disney must be bored.

What they need to do is make more movies based on their rides. No, hear me out... picture this: the movie loosely based on the Small Wonder ride themes. But as a horror. :goof:

senpai 03-10-2015 04:41 PM

I don't like it when animals have to act. I feel like it's another form of abuse. Let the animals alone. They don't understand entertainment! They just want food.

Shred Head 03-10-2015 05:03 PM

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Originally Posted by senpai (Post 1430879)
I don't like it when animals have to act. I feel like it's another form of abuse. Let the animals alone. They don't understand entertainment! They just want food.

Dont worry there wont be any animals. It will be all CG. How the hell you can cal it live action without something actually being real? Beats the hell out of me but Disney will do it.

IndigoErth 03-10-2015 05:08 PM

Yeah, I figured CGI animals (really, how else would you make a real elephant calf fly? lol not to mention make the mother interact similarly as the cartoon) and I guess the usual real people. Maybe "live audience" is a better term.

oldmanwinters 03-10-2015 05:10 PM

"I thought I'd seen everything..."

Slade 03-10-2015 06:30 PM

Can't get with this...just can't do it.

TheSkeletonMan939 03-10-2015 06:33 PM

But, why?

Who would watch this?

Katie 03-10-2015 06:46 PM

Hmmmmmm. Wonder if they'll have those racist crows.

I be done seen bout evr thing when I seen an elephant fly

mexichrist83 03-10-2015 08:32 PM

A live action remake of "Dumbo" directed by total hack, Tim Burton, and written by Ehren Kruger, the writer of 3 of the Transformers movies, you say?

It's like they want this movie to be absolute horse sh!t. Then again all of these live action remakes of their own animated classics are horse sh!t and this is coming from someone who did not grow up with these classics and could care less about them. Just come up with something new and interesting!

senpai 03-10-2015 09:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Shred Head (Post 1430886)
Dont worry there wont be any animals. It will be all CG. How the hell you can cal it live action without something actually being real? Beats the hell out of me but Disney will do it.

Oh. :) Whew! I think they should just go all out CG in that case. I mean, might as well, right? *shrugs*

Shred Head 03-11-2015 07:49 AM

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Originally Posted by hollowbones83 (Post 1430973)
written by Ehren Kruger, the writer of 3 of the Transformers movies, you say?

Wait your telling me a guy who had a hand in Mudflap and Skidz and many other racist jokes in Transformers will handle those crows. Oh god I now need to see this movie the comedy gold this trainwreck could provide will be amazing.

Bry 03-11-2015 08:39 AM

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Originally Posted by hollowbones83 (Post 1430973)
A live action remake of "Dumbo" directed by total hack, Tim Burton, and written by Ehren Kruger, the writer of 3 of the Transformers movies, you say?

You're telling me those movies had a writer?

http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/2013/0...elieve-you.gif

And y'know, I used to like Tim Burton. Quite a lot. And I've still got a lot of fondness for his early work. Maybe it's nostalgia, maybe the shine just came off the apple, I dunno. But I still feel like his late '80s/early '90s work holds up pretty well. But lately... man. His whole New Disney Era is bringing out the absolute worst in him, creatively.

DarkLightDragon 03-11-2015 09:01 AM

^I have to agree. One could say his version of Alice in Wonderland being a worldwide success is probably the reason why we're seeing so many live-action remakes of Classic Disney films.

The Stryker 03-11-2015 09:33 AM

So Depp is playing the mouse, right?

TheBlueTurtle1 03-11-2015 10:15 AM

Can't say I like the idea, but I am a Tim Burton fan and Dumbo was always a rea fav of mine, so ill give it a watch.

And that mouse has a name buster! It's Timothy Q. Mouse:lol:

THGhost 03-11-2015 04:02 PM

Tim Burton directing a live-action Dumbo? Well I be done seen about everything...

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Originally Posted by snake (Post 1430832)
Maybe a haunted mansion movie that's a little more inspired than the previous one? Don't get me wrong, I love that one, but I can think of a lot of cool ideas for a HM movie.

You saw The Nostalgia Critic's review of the Eddie Murphy movie too, huh? :P

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Originally Posted by senpai (Post 1430879)
I don't like it when animals have to act. I feel like it's another form of abuse. Let the animals alone. They don't understand entertainment! They just want food.

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Originally Posted by Shred Head (Post 1430886)
Dont worry there wont be any animals. It will be all CG. How the hell you can cal it live action without something actually being real? Beats the hell out of me but Disney will do it.

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Originally Posted by IndigoErth (Post 1430888)
Yeah, I figured CGI animals (really, how else would you make a real elephant calf fly? lol not to mention make the mother interact similarly as the cartoon) and I guess the usual real people. Maybe "live audience" is a better term.

I think the term your looking for is "live-action hybrid". :P

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Originally Posted by Katie (Post 1430936)
Hmmmmmm. Wonder if they'll have those racist crows.

I seriously doubt that. :lol:

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Originally Posted by Bry (Post 1431128)
You're telling me those movies had a writer?

http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/2013/0...elieve-you.gif

And y'know, I used to like Tim Burton. Quite a lot. And I've still got a lot of fondness for his early work. Maybe it's nostalgia, maybe the shine just came off the apple, I dunno. But I still feel like his late '80s/early '90s work holds up pretty well. But lately... man. His whole New Disney Era is bringing out the absolute worst in him, creatively.

Did you see Big Eyes? That was pretty good.

plastroncafe 03-11-2015 04:10 PM

Oh crap, I just realized how messed up the Pink Elephant song is going to be with Burton behind the camera.

THGhost 03-11-2015 04:13 PM

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Originally Posted by plastroncafe (Post 1431259)
Oh crap, I just realized how messed up the Pink Elephant song is going to be with Burton behind the camera.

Sounds kinda perfect, doesn't it? :P

Hippety hoppety! :D

Candy Kappa 03-11-2015 04:18 PM

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Originally Posted by plastroncafe (Post 1431259)
Oh crap, I just realized how messed up the Pink Elephant song is going to be with Burton behind the camera.

Not just that song, but Burton doing a circus themed movie...

Gunpowder 03-11-2015 05:08 PM

Wait a minute...Tim Burton? Who's known for extremely dark takes on everything he directs? I'm wondering how that'll go down with a movie like Dumbo, which is one of the most lighthearted things I've ever seen. And one of my favorite films of all time...hm. Not so sure how I feel about this. I'm intrigued - I'll leave it at that.

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Originally Posted by snake (Post 1430832)
I can think of a lot of cool ideas for a HM movie.

Not quite sure why, but my mind immediately went to Pokemon upon reading that. "Surf. The Movie."

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Originally Posted by TheSkeletonMan939 (Post 1430931)
But, why?

Who would watch this?

(shrug) I might.

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Originally Posted by Katie (Post 1430936)
Hmmmmmm. Wonder if they'll have those racist crows.

I be done seen bout evr thing when I seen an elephant fly

It was the 1940's. Times were different.

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Originally Posted by plastroncafe (Post 1431259)
Oh crap, I just realized how messed up the Pink Elephant song is going to be with Burton behind the camera.

Oh damn. Didn't think about that. :tlol: Now I'm definitely intrigued.

Candy Kappa 03-12-2015 02:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Gunpowder (Post 1431270)
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It was the 1940's. Times were different.

It's probably a bit more then delightfully ignorant political incorrectness of the 40's, when the leader of the crows was named "Jim Crow".

Gunpowder 03-12-2015 11:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Candy Kappa (Post 1431404)
It's probably a bit more then delightfully ignorant political incorrectness of the 40's, when the leader of the crows was named "Jim Crow".

Okay, but aside from the name, I wouldn't classify the depiction of the crows as "racist" when they were amongst the only characters in the movie who were sympathetic and helpful towards the main character. They were made out to be good guys.

I'm not denying they have some stereotyping, but I find it kind of humorous that people are always quick to brand that scene as racist, and COMPLETELY ignore that bit at the beginning with faceless dark men building the tent whilst singing: "We work all day, we work all night, we never learned to read or write . . . we don't know when we get our pay; and when we do, we throw our pay away." Buuuut, nah. Ignore that. Some crows with bad English are the ones you should bash. :roll:

The Stryker 03-12-2015 11:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Gunpowder (Post 1431460)
I'm not denying they have some stereotyping, but I find it kind of humorous that people are always quick to brand that scene as racist, and COMPLETELY ignore that bit at the beginning with faceless dark men building the tent whilst singing: "We work all day, we work all night, we never learned to read or write . . . we don't know when we get our pay; and when we do, we throw our pay away." Buuuut, nah. Ignore that. Some crows with bad English are the ones you should bash. :roll:

Yo. The birds are doing minstrel show sh*t.

It's just as bad.

Gunpowder 03-12-2015 11:47 AM

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Originally Posted by The Stryker (Post 1431464)
Yo. The birds are doing minstrel show sh*t.

It's just as bad.

Like I said, it was 1941. Lots of stuff that would be called racist today was considered tongue-in-cheek & passable back then.

Katie 03-12-2015 11:51 AM

The crow characters are not racists. The people who made the characters are.

Gunpowder 03-12-2015 12:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Katie (Post 1431468)
The crow characters are not racists. The people who made the characters are.

I understood what you meant. That's why I said "I wouldn't classify the depiction of the crows as 'racist.'"

THGhost 03-12-2015 03:13 PM

The crows aren't racist; they're stereotypical.

Gunpowder 03-12-2015 03:31 PM

^^ Exactly.

ranger_scout 01-12-2017 01:49 PM

It's been a while since there has been news about this, but yesterday it was reported that Will Smith is in early talks to play a father of some children who befriend Dumbo.

http://ew.com/movies/2017/01/11/will...y-live-action/

Also, Tom Hanks has reportedly been offered to play a villain in the film. That would certainly be a departure from the characters he usually plays. However, he has another project that would potentially prevent him from starring in it.

http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/new...-dumbo-villain

ranger_scout 04-04-2017 10:23 PM

Eva Green has been cast as a trapeze artist.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hea...n-dumbo-984270

Danny Devito joined the film as a ringleader.

http://deadline.com/2017/03/danny-de...ey-1202039965/

Will Smith declined the role of the father with two children and Disney got Colin Farrell to play the character instead.

http://deadline.com/2017/03/colin-fa...to-1202051074/

Michael Keaton is now in talks to play the film's villain.

http://variety.com/2017/film/news/mi...on-1202022958/

ranger_scout 06-26-2017 09:01 PM

Keaton confirmed on Good Morning America that he's playing the villain. This will mark the first time in 25 years that he will be working alongside Tim Burton and Danny DeVito since Batman Returns.

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/spider-man...233557165.html

ranger_scout 07-15-2017 10:29 PM

Disney has a release date for the film on March 29, 2019. Casting has officially been announced.

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Production is underway for the live-action reimagining of Disney’s 1941 animated classic “Dumbo.” Directed by visionary filmmaker Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”), the film stars Golden Globe® winner Colin Farrell (“In Bruges,” “The Lobster”), Golden Globe winner Michael Keaton (“Birdman,” “Beetlejuice”), Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Danny DeVito (“Batman Returns,” “Big Fish”), BAFTA Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Eva Green (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Dark Shadows”), and introduces Nico Parker and Finley Hobbins in their first film roles. The cast also includes Roshan Seth, DeObia Oparei, Sharon Rooney and Douglas Reith. Katterli Frauenfelder (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Big Eyes”), Derek Frey (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Frankenweenie”), Ehren Kruger (“Ophelia,” “Dream House”) and Justin Springer (“TRON: Legacy”) are producing from a screenplay by Kruger. Nigel Gostelow (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Dark Shadows”) is the executive producer. “Dumbo” is slated for release on March 29, 2019.
Plus, a brief synopsis has been released.

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Disney’s new live-action feature film “Dumbo” introduces Holt Farrier (Farrell), a former circus star who finds his life turned upside down when he returns from the war. Circus owner Max Medici (DeVito) enlists Holt to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when Holt’s children (Parker and Hobbins) discover that Dumbo can fly, persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Keaton) and an aerial artist named Colette Marchant (Green) swoop in to make the peculiar pachyderm a star.
http://www.insidethemagic.net/2017/0...colin-farrell/

Faster and Cheaper 07-16-2017 07:55 AM

As someone who loves the original and counts it among one of my favorite movies ever, I am very unhappy this is a thing. That description of the movie sounds worse than I imagined. And considering Burton was directing another of these wretched Disney remakes I had low expectations already.


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