In a time of numerous live-action remakes of beloved Disney films, we can add yet another to the roster: Dumbo. We all know and love the elephant with the large but cute ears, the circus elephant who learned to fly and becomes separated from his mother. The animated classic was released in 1941 and is still popular amongst many today, across a range of ages. It is a film that a family can sit and watch together in enjoyment, and soon, they will be able to watch a live-action interpretation.
If you end up reading this, Ehren Kruger, there is one thing you can omit from the script if you are not aiming for this to become a horror film, which you shouldn’t be. The "Pink Elephants" have caused many a nightmare over the years and seeing them in a live-action film may just be too much for some to handle. The drunk Dumbo could be a difficult scene to film and also be unsuitable for "impressionable" children to view and so this will likely be cut from the live-action version, or Dumbo will instead witness them in a dream.
Timothy the Mouse was always an adorable character, and my personal favourite, so hopefully the little guide will be included. Yet, for a heavily animal-centred film, this could prove to be a highly difficult project which will either end up as a beautifully produced visual form of media, or it will flop at the box office and be an ugly representation that people wish was never made. Here’s hoping that it will be a beautiful success.