NY Post: Disney Theatrical Hoping ‘Dumbo’ Will Soar on Great White Way

The New York Post reported earlier today that Disney Theatrical Productions is quietly working on a new Broadway musical based on the 1941 Disney animated classic Dumbo.

According to the article, Broadway director Stephen Daldry was approached for the project and was in talks prior to things breaking down and that the production company is continuing its search for a director to help bring Dumbo to the stage.

Initially meant to be released earlier this year on blu-ray, the home video release of Dumbo has been postponed to an unspecified date in 2011, which would not only help mark the film’s 70th anniversary, but would also provide some room in the bonus features for a teaser on the Broadway production should the project find its wings ears and take flight.

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