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UK box office preview: 'Dumbo' to take flight this weekend

Further openers include ’Out Of Blue’, ’At Eternity’s Gate’ and ’Eaten By Lions’.

Fantasy adventure Dumbo is the headline title opening at the UK box office this weekend, and may oust Disney stablemate Captain Marvel from the number one spot it has held for three weeks.

Directed by Tim Burton, Dumbo is inspired by the 1941 Disney animation of the same name, which itself was based on the novel by Helen Aberson and Harold Pearl. Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green and Alan Arkin star in the story of a family which works at a failing circus, who
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Review: Tim Burton's Live-Action 'Dumbo' Movie Lives up to Its Name

Originally based on the book written by Helen Aberson and Harold Pearl, 1941's Dumbo was the fourth animated feature film made by Walt Disney Productions, following up Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Pinocchio (1940), and Fantasia (1940). Originally conceived as a short film, Dumbo was reworked as a low-budget feature to help recoup the financial losses of Pinocchio and Fantasia. Made for half the cost of Snow White, the 64-minute film turned a profit, earning $1.6 million during its initial release. In addition to box office success, the film garnered some critical acclaim as well, winning Best Original Score at the 14th Academy Awards. Now, 77 years later, Walt Disney Productions is re-introducing the iconic character to a new generation with a live-action remake directed by Tim Burton. While the original film is told through the eyes of the titular flying elephant, the remake, written by Ehren Kruger, isn't as interested in charming
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Dumbo movie review: An eternally ageless magic

Dumbo movie review is here. Releasing in India on March 29 2019, the movie is based on the novel by Helen Aberson and Harold Pearl. Back after more than seven decades, Dumbo is one of Walt Disney's cutest, oldest and most loved animated films. The 2019 version is helmed by the acclaimed filmmaker Tim Burton and stars Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, and Alan Arkin. Does the Tim Burton?s version is able to make us fly high by its magic? Let?s find out in Dumbo movie review.

Immediate reaction when the end credits of Dumbo roll

After Frankenweenie, director Tim Burton delivers a picture that makes him, Disney, the lovers of family animation and emotional sagas happy. With a dash of extra luck, the decision makers of the Academy awards may add joy to the happiness.

The Story of Dumbo

Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) recruits former
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'Dumbo': What the Critics Are Saying

'Dumbo': What the Critics Are Saying
Reviews are in for Tim Burton's Dumbo, a live-action remake of the 1941 Disney animated classic that adapted Helen Aberson and Harold Pearl's novel and introduced the lovable circus elephant with oversized ears to a mainstream cinema audience.

Heading up the cast are Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green and Alan Arkin, with Thandie Newton's daughter Nico Parker in a featured role. Ehren Kruger (Transformers, Ghost in the Shell) wrote the screenplay.

From reviews that were collected on Tuesday morning, the film currently carries a 48 percent critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes

The Hollywood Reporter's David ...
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‘Dumbo’ Film Review: Tim Burton Remake Trips Over Its Own Ears

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‘Dumbo’ Film Review: Tim Burton Remake Trips Over Its Own Ears
There are a number of best-case scenarios involving Tim Burton directing a live-action “Dumbo” remake. He could give us a hero who is physically unusual on the outside but possessing the soul of a poet, like Edward Scissorhands. He could lean into the 1920s circus atmosphere and create another sinister but seductively designed world.

What we get instead feels more like a lesser 1970s Disney live-action comedy about an animal who can do an extraordinary thing, and the mean people who want to steal him. Burton and his collaborators took the beautiful and moving “Dumbo” and somehow managed to turn it into a throwaway kiddie adventure like “Gus” or “Million Dollar Duck.”

Granted, like many filmmakers who have tried to stretch, say, a lovely 20-page children’s book into a three-act cinematic structure, Burton and screenwriter Ehren Kruger are remaking a beloved film that’s a scant 64 minutes long. (Both
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"Dumbo" - More New Footage

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Sneak Peek more new footage from "Batman" director Tim Burton's live-action, flying elephant "Dumbo" movie, based on the novel by Helen Aberson and Harold Pearl, starring Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito and Eva Green, opening in Real D 3D, IMAX, IMAX 3D and Dolby Cinema, March 29, 2019:

"...Colin Farrell is 'Holt Farrieri', a one-armed war veteran and former circus star from Kentucky who is hired by  circus owner 'Max Medici' (DeVito) to care for a newborn elephant his two children befriend. 

"Keaton is 'V. A. Vandemere', a ruthless and enigmatic entrepreneur who acquires Medici's circus to exploit elephants. 

"Eva Green is 'Colette Marchant', a French trapeze artist who performs at the circus. And Alan Arkin ("Wait Until Dark") plays a Wall Street tycoon..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Dumbo"...
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"Dumbo" - More New Footage

  • SneakPeek
Sneak Peek "Batman" director Tim Burton's live-action, flying elephant "Dumbo" movie, based on the novel by Helen Aberson and Harold Pearl, starring Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito and Eva Green, opening in Real D 3D, IMAX, IMAX 3D and Dolby Cinema, March 29, 2019:

"...Colin Farrell is 'Holt Farrieri', a one-armed war veteran and former circus star from Kentucky who is hired by  circus owner 'Max Medici' (DeVito) to care for a newborn elephant his two children befriend. 

"Keaton is 'V. A. Vandemere', a ruthless and enigmatic entrepreneur who acquires Medici's circus to exploit elephants. 

"Eva Green is 'Colette Marchant', a French trapeze artist who performs at the circus. And Alan Arkin ("Wait Until Dark") plays a Wall Street tycoon..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Dumbo"...
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Dumbo Sneak Peek Goes Inside the Circus with the World's Greatest Elephant

Dumbo Sneak Peek Goes Inside the Circus with the World's Greatest Elephant
Ladies and Gentleman, welcome to the Medici Family Circus. Where anything is possible and miracles happen. And now introducing their world famous flying elephant. From the imagination of Tim Burton comes a live-action reimagining of Disney's classic animated adventure Dumbo. Just when you'd thought you've seen everything. On March 29, Dumbo will grab his feather and give you a show unlike anything you've ever seen. He will make you a child again.

In Dumbo, the owner of a struggling circus enlists a man and his two children to care for a newborn elephant that can fly. Dumbo, whose oversized ears enable him to soar high, helps save this struggling sideshow, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer. Ehren Kruger wrote the screenplay based on the novel by Harold Pearl and Helen Aberson. Much like last year's Christopher Robin.
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"Dumbo" - Pink Elephants On Parade

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Sneak Peek more new footage from "Batman" director Tim Burton's live-action, flying elephant "Dumbo" movie, based on the novel by Helen Aberson and Harold Pearl, starring Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito and Eva Green, opening in Real D 3D, IMAX, IMAX 3D and Dolby Cinema, March 29, 2019:

"...Colin Farrell is 'Holt Farrieri', a one-armed war veteran and former circus star from Kentucky who is hired by  circus owner 'Max Medici' (DeVito) to care for a newborn elephant his two children befriend. 

"Keaton is 'V. A. Vandemere', a ruthless and enigmatic entrepreneur who acquires Medici's circus to exploit elephants. 

"Eva Green is 'Colette Marchant', a French trapeze artist who performs at the circus. And Alan Arkin ("Wait Until Dark") plays a Wall Street tycoon..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Dumbo"...
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Tim Burton's "Dumbo"

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Sneak Peek "Batman" director Tim Burton's live-action take on Disney's classic animated feature "Dumbo" (1941),  based on the novel by Helen Aberson and Harold Pearl, starring Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito and Eva Green, opening in Real D 3D, IMAX, IMAX 3D and Dolby Cinema, March 29, 2019:

"...Colin Farrell is 'Holt Farrieri', a one-armed war veteran and former circus star from Kentucky who is hired by  circus owner 'Max Medici' (DeVito) to care for a newborn elephant his two children befriend. 

"Keaton is 'V. A. Vandemere', a ruthless and enigmatic entrepreneur who acquires Medici's circus to exploit elephants. 

"Eva Green is 'Colette Marchant', a French trapeze artist who performs at the circus. And Alan Arkin ("Wait Until Dark") plays a Wall Street tycoon..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Dumbo"...
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Dumbo Trailer #2: You'll Believe an Elephant Can Fly

Disney has released the new trailer for their live-action remake of Dumbo. Earlier today, the studio released the latest colorful poster for the highly anticipated remake and let fans know that the trailer was going to debut during tonight's Country Music Association Awards. The first trailer for Tim Burton's take on the Dumbo story was released back in June and it unveiled the awesome-looking elephant for the first time as he prepared for flight. Now, we've been treated to a new look at the remake ahead of the March 29th, 2019 release date.

The latest Dumbo trailer looks like a Tim Burton project, but it still keeps a Disney feel to it, much like the first trailer. Bright colors that were shown off in the poster release from today are shown again, juxtaposed with the darker elements that Burton is known for. Dumbo looks like it will have plenty of
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Tim Burton's Dumbo First Look Revealed by Disney

Disney shared some footage from Tim Burton's live-action Dumbo remake as well as an image of the titular big-eared character and it's just as sad and adorable as you'd expect it to be. The live-action remake was first announced back in July of 2014, with Burton signing on to direct in 2015. The new image of Dumbo is the first real look at the character that has been released. Back in July of last year, a maquette of the little elephant was photographed at the D23 Expo, which looks pretty close to the new image.

In addition to the first picture of Dumbo, those in attendance at CinemaCon were treated to some brief footage of the live-action remake that showed Eva Green, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, and Colin Farrell walking through a Tim Burton-created circus environment. The circus looks as you'd expect a Tim Burton circus to look like and it was a good tease,
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Why I love ... Dumbo's pink elephants

Drunken pink elephants have no place in a childrens' movie, but they provide the key moment in the best animated film of all time

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I can't believe Pink Elephants on Parade exists. It's a five-minute indulgence in a film that lasts just over an hour. A bizarro squeal of throwaway surrealism that somehow becomes the turning point of Dumbo, the greatest animated film of all time.

Dumbo was made as Disney faced disaster. Pinocchio and Fantasia had flopped at the box office. The little story about a misfit elephant with bedsheet-sized ears was the quick, cheap money-spinner – a speedy knock-off of Helen Aberson and Harold Pearl's children's book that had to save the studio.
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10 Disney Movies You Didn’t Know Were Shameless Rip-Offs

We live in a world of sequels, remakes and adaptations, a world where the only truly original films coming out seem to be from the animation studios. Films like Brave, Rio and Wreck-It Ralph are the last original films that studios feel comfortable enough about to invest in.

But does this tradition stretch all the way back to the very beginnings of animated features? We all recall the Disney back catalogue with reverence but are these films unique to the family-favorite animation studio? The answer is no.

Here are the ten Disney animated films we were most surprised to discover were shameless rip-offs.

10. Dumbo

Synonymous with the family-friendly Disney marketing schemes as any viewer of the old Disney-vhs tapes will recall (Do you see how much the DVD image is improved as opposed to the VHS one?) Dumbo is surely a Disney-tale through and through. In fact the story of

Blu-Ray Review: Amazing Release For Disney’s Timeless ‘Dumbo’

Chicago – The recently-released Blu-ray edition of “Dumbo” not only contains one of the best digital restorations in the history of animation but it includes never-before-seen storyboards and “deleted scenes” from one of Disney’s most timeless and beloved classics. Most of all, this critic was struck by how well “Dumbo” has held up in its 70th anniversary edition. The film remains one of the most enjoyable and delightful pieces of animation ever produced. It is a must-own for not just all Disney fans but all Blu-ray owners, period.

DVD Rating: 5.0/5.0

Disney has produced incredible Blu-ray editions of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves,” “Pinocchio,” “Sleeping Beauty,” and more. They’re slowly working their way through their vaults (although a little more quickly with passing time as both this title and “The Lion King” will debut on the format in less than a month’s time). They have truly led the
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