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Dumbo being developed as live action feature

Discussion in 'Animation, Movies, TV' started by BuddyThomas, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. BuddyThomas

    BuddyThomas Well-Known Member

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    According to this morning's Variety, Dumbo is currently being developed by Disney as a live action feature, to be written by the screenwriter of the latest Transformers movie.

    Argh.
     
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    Can't wait. :p
     
  3. BuddyThomas

    BuddyThomas Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    But by the screen writer of Transformers? Seriously? That thing gets the worst reviews of the year and he gets this job?? What is wrong with this world?
     
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    Sweet Melissa Well-Known Member

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    My guess would be that Disney was looking more at what Ehren Kruger did with the Tin Man miniseries and The Brothers Grimm than the Transformers sequels. Not that it makes me any more excited for his work. But I'll watch it. I always do. :confused:
     
  5. Magenta Panther

    Magenta Panther Well-Known Member

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    Oh, just what everyone wanted: a darker, edgier Dumbo. :p
     
  6. AllyInWonderland

    AllyInWonderland Well-Known Member

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    Of all the movies they could have done, they choose Dumbo?!

    Ugh I'm just glad they didn't ruin my favorite movie, Alice in Wonderland, with a bad live action movie.... oh wait. :banghead:
     
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    This was on the news here in LA last night. I was so put off that I didn't even bother posting this news last night.

    Seriously? Dumbo????? It looks like Disney's run out of ideas for their live-action films. Seems they're hellbent on transforming (no pun intended) their animated films into live-action ones.
     
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  9. ChampDisney

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    Wasn't Disney in the process of developing a Broadway version of Dumbo? I'm not too sure about a live-action Dumbo as I hold the animated classic very close to my heart.
     
  10. BuddyThomas

    BuddyThomas Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Yes, there has been a Broadway version of Dumbo in development for years, and that sounds just as wacky to me as a live action movie version, but what do I know? A musical version of King Kong is on its way to Broadway, possibly as soon as next year, so I guess anything is possible.
     
  11. croboy82

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    I'm lost for words tbh.

    How about creating NEW stories?
     
  12. Can we go yet?

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    WHY?! Next up is Bambi followed by the Lion King. :banghead:
     
  13. erasure fan1

    erasure fan1 Well-Known Member

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    Because its A LOT cheaper and "safer" to rehash old ones.

    For me, this type of thing is as bad as the cheap DVD sequel. Its a lazy, cheap, cop out way of doing things. Nothing says you care, like making the same movie twice!:rolleyes:
     
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    Not sure why they would go for a movie where animals are the main characters. I most definitely will NOT be seeing this movie
     
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    sounds like it'll transform into a big steaming pile of elephant s*^t
     
  16. ChampDisney

    ChampDisney Well-Known Member

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    I think your being way too quick to judge.
     
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    Twilight_Roxas Well-Known Member

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    probably
     
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    Forget it, Jake; it's the internet.
     
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    As someone who could care less about this project, the only problem I have is how they are going to execute this. We've already had live-action fairy tale movies (a lot recently) but the difference between those and something like Dumbo is, those stories are based on animated people, not animals. It's a lot easier to translate human characters into live-action. Here, most of the characters are animals. Is this going to be some kind of Charlotte's web knock-off where all the animals talk? Also, is this going to include some form of motion capture? Will Jamie Foxx play one of the crows? (Good ol' fashion family racism)
     
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