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.
“’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.
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.
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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