Disney Announces Live Action Casting for 'Dumbo' and 'Aladdin'

Production starts for live-action reimagining of Disney's Dumbo!
'Dumbo': First Image Revealed as Cast and Release Date Are Confirmed
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16 July, 2017

Disney has announced a number of live-action movies today at D23 Expo, including a remake of Dumbo and Aladdin.

As more information about Dumbo is released, Monkeys Fighting Robots will have it covered.

Furthermore, production has already begun in London with Burton helming a cast that includes Colin Farrell and veterans of the filmmaker Eva Green (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children), Michael Keaton (Beetlejuice), and Danny DeVito (Batman Returns). Tim Burton addressed the crowd in a short video, from the engine of Casey Jr., the train that pulls the circus from town to town.

Dumbo is one of the new projects to join Disney's latest wave of animated-to-live-action films.

Production starts for live-action reimagining of Disney's Dumbo!
'Dumbo' Cast Confirmed as Production Begins [D23 Expo 2017]

Michael Keaton arrives at the Hollywood Film Awards at the Palladium on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, in Los Angeles. Also featuring in the cast are Roshan Seth, DeObia Oparei, Sharon Rooney and Douglas Reith. Along with Aladdin and Dumbo, Disney will also be producing live-action versions of The Lion King, Mulan, Winnie the Pooh (called Christopher and based on the life of Christopher Robin) and James and the Giant Peach.

Naomi Scott is set to play Princess Jasmine, while Will Smith will be taking on the Genie.

Newcomer Mena Massoud is taking the leading role as Aladdin.


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