Who else is excited that Tim Burton will be directing the new live action Dumbo?! The movie will be a mix of live action and CGI, and will include “a unique family story that parallels Dumbo’s journey.” Ehren Kruger is writing the script, and will be producing with Justin Springer.
Now just a day or so after learning of Tim Burton’s attachment to the film, we learn that PETA has sent him a letter urging him to change the story’s ending. PETA’s Senior Vice President Lisa Lange wrote this:
“We’re hopeful that in your adaptation of Dumbo, the young elephant and his mother can have a truly happy ending by living out their lives at a sanctuary instead of continuing to be imprisoned and abused in the entertainment industry”