“Dumbo” To Get Live-Action Remake

“Dumbo,” Disney’s 1941 animated classic about a baby circus elephant who can fly, is reportedly getting a live-action remake penned by “Transformers” writer Ehren Kruger. According to the Hollywood Reporter. “Dumbo” tells the story of a young circus elephant named Jumbo Jr who is mocked for having large ears, earning him the cruel nickname Dumbo. That is, until he learns to fly using his ears as wings. The Reporter says the live-action film will be an adaptation of the original movie but will add a “unique family story that parallels Dumbo’s story.” The original script has been criticized for its inclusion of racist stereotypes. The leader of a group of crows in the film is named “Jim,” a reference to the series of racial segregation laws known as the Jim Crow laws.

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