PETA calls for new ending to Tim Burton’s Dumbo

Way back in the July of last year it was confirmed that the classic Disney animation Dumbo would be made into a live-action movie. It has now been confirmed that Tim Burton will helm the Dumbo remake, and it seems that animal organisation PETA wants the director to make a change to the ending of the film.

The word is the People of the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have addressed a letter to Tim Burton, apparently asking the director to update the ending of Dumbo so that the flying elephant and his mother can have a ‘truly happy ending’, reports Cinema Blend.

Here’s what the letter to Tim Burton from PETA says… “We’re hopeful that in your adaptation of Dumbo, the young elephant and his mother can have a truly happy ending by living out their lives at a sanctuary instead of continuing to be imprisoned and abused in the entertainment industry.”


The original Dumbo movie ends with the flying elephant presumably becoming a celebrated star in the circus, but it seems PETA isn’t happy with that, and points out that elephants have been abused over the years.

However, one does have to remember that Dumbo isn’t actually a real live elephant, that is unless Tim Burton has actually found a way to make a real live elephant fly of course, but although not much is known about Burton’s version of Dumbo, it’s doubtful to say the least. So perhaps PETA is taking this just a little bit too far after all Dumbo is only a cartoon elephant.

What do you think, should Tim Burton change the ending of Dumbo?