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Disney bosses developing live-action Dumbo film

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Jul 08, 2014 | 2:27pm EDT

A live-action version of Disney animated classic Dumbo is in the works. Transformers franchise writer Ehren Kruger has been tapped to pen the script for the upcoming feature, which will introduce a family arc into the story, in addition to the original tale about a circus elephant with big ears who befriends a mouse and learns how to fly, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The original film was released in 1941 and won an Oscar for Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture. This isn't the only live-action version of an animated film in the works by Disney executives - they are also developing a Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella remake.

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