Disney is developing a live-action feature based on the 1941 animated film Dumbo. Ehren Kruger, who has written or co-written three of the four Michael Bay Transformers films, will write the script. Kruger’s story will add a “unique family story that parallels Dumbo’s story,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Disney developed an animated Dumbo 2 in the mid-2000s through their DisneyToons branch. The project was cancelled after the Disney/Pixar merger in 2006, at the urging of John Lasseter, who considers the original his favorite animated feature of all-time. Lasseter once told the NY Times: