Disney has selected the eccentric Tim Burton as the director for the remake of its 1941 classic “Dumbo.”
As it continues its quest to seemingly remake all of its animated films, Disney’s president of production Sean Bailey confirmed that the “Beetlejuice” and “Sleepy Hollow” director will tackle “Dumbo.”
This isn’t much of a surprise, since Burton also directed the trippy 2010 redo of “Alice in Wonderland,” which made $1 billion.
The new “Dumbo” will be a live-action version of the 1941 film about a baby circus elephant, Jumbo Jr., who has ears so large he uses them as wings. Ehren Kruger, who wrote all three of the “Transformers” movies, has already penned the screenplay for “Dumbo.”
Disney’s latest remake, “Cinderella,” premieres Friday. (RELATED: Let It Blow: Elsa’s Boogers To Star In New ‘Frozen’ Short)