Dumbo live-action re-imagining of Disney’s 1941 animated classic is one of the sweetest film made. The baby elephant who can use his weirdly big ears to fly, still occupies the center ring in this extravagant new circus.
Dumbo: Tim Burton’s Live-Action Re-Telling.
Colin Farrell stars as Holt Farrier, a circus performer who has just returned from World War I minus an arm and a wife who has died from influenza during his absence. That leaves Holt in charge of his two children, Milly (Nico Parker) and her little brother Joe (Finley Hobbins). In such reduced circumstances, financially strapped circus owner Max Medici (an energetic Danny DeVito) has sold the horses that once made Holt a star attraction and put the combat veteran in charge of Jumbo, a pregnant elephant. Max’s thinking is that an infant Jumbo will draw crowds to his traveling circus. But when the baby, cruelly tagged Dumbo, is born with oversized ears, Max wants nothing to do with him. That is until Dumbo uses those floppy ears to fly.
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V.A. Vandermere’s Dreamland circus is heavily inspired by three theme parks: Coney Island, World’s Fair, and various Disneyland theme parks.
If you like Tim Burton movies watch Edward Scissorhands based on his hometown of Burbank, California