Tim Burton’s DUMBO – March 29, 2019

Director Tim Burton has teamed up with Disney to re-imagine DUMBO, Walt Disney’s 1941 Oscar-winning animated film (best scoring of a musical picture). Using state-of-the-art visual effects, this “live-action” DUMBO expands on the original story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. DUMBO soars into theaters March 29, 2019.

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Tim Burton helms the live-action reimagining of Disney’s 1941 animated classic “Dumbo.” © 2017 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved..

“’Dumbo’ was always one of my favorite Disney films,” said director Tim Burton. “We’re trying to give it the same heart, feeling and emotion that we all loved about the original.” Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus.

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Struggling circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) is disappointed to learn that a newborn elephant has enormous ears. Photo by Jay Maidment © 2018 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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A newborn elephant with oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. ©2018 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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When former circus star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) is charged with taking care of a newborn elephant, he’s surprised by just how quickly his children (Finley Hobbins and Nico Parker) fall for the peculiar pachyderm. © 2018 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Holt Farrier’s (Colin Farrell) circus family includes Miss Atlantis (Sharon Rooney), Rongo (DeObia Oparei), Pramesh’s nephew (Ragevan Vasan), Pramesh Singh (Roshan Seth), Catherine the Greater (Zenaida Alcalde) and Ivan the Wonderful (Miguel Muñoz). © 2018 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland.

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WHEN I SEE AN ELEPHANT FLY © 2018 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) calls on former circus star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. Holt ultimately takes his task very seriously—even donning a clown suit to help the flying elephant as he emerges as a star. Daughter Milly (Nico Parker) just might be Dumbo’s biggest fan. Photo by Jay Maidment. © 2018 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton) convinces struggling circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) that they can make a star out of Medici’s flying elephant. ©2018 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Former circus star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) finds himself—and Dumbo—in the middle of a new, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland, alongside charming and spectacular aerial artist Colette Marchant (Eva Green). © 2018 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.

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Persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton) decides that a young elephant from a struggling circus belongs in his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. © 2018 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell), who was originally enlisted to care for Dumbo with his kids (Nico Parker and Finley Hobbins), soon discovers that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets. ©2018 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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BUILDING DREAMS — Photo by Jay Maidment. © 2018 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Directed by Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”) from a screenplay by Ehren
Kruger (“Ophelia,” “Dream House”), and produced by Justin Springer (“TRON: Legacy”), Kruger, Katterli
Frauenfelder (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Big Eyes”) and Derek Frey (“Miss Peregrine’s Home
for Peculiar Children,” “Frankenweenie”), “Dumbo” flies into theaters on March 29, 2019.

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