Tim Burton to direct Dumbo

March 11, 2015 8:15 AM

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Tim Burton to direct Dumbo

The 56-year-old filmmaker will work on the live-action version of the 1941 animated classic following Disney executives' search for an A-list director to helm the project, president of production Sean Bailey confirmed to the Wall Street Journal newspaper.

The original movie told the tale of a baby circus elephant, ridiculed for his unusually large ears, but helped to unlock his full potential with the help of a mouse who became his mentor.

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