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Tim Burton to direct live-action Disney

Filmmaker Tim Burton is set to reinvent another Disney film classic after signing on to direct a live-action Dumbo.

Inspired by the iconic 1941 animated film about a baby circus elephant whose huge ears make him a figure of fun, Burton's film will be a mix of computer technology and live-action, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Burton's take on Disney's Alice in Wonderland was a huge hit, as was Angelina Jolie's turn as Sleeping Beauty villain Maleficent.

Meanwhile, Lily James' live-action Cinderella hits cinemas this weekend (beg13Mar15).