A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer.


Tim Burton


Ehren Kruger (screenplay by)
3,239 ( 9)
3 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Farrell ... Holt Farrier
Michael Keaton ... V. A. Vandevere
Danny DeVito ... Max Medici
Eva Green ... Colette Marchant
Alan Arkin ... J. Griffin Remington
Nico Parker ... Milly Farrier
Finley Hobbins Finley Hobbins ... Joe Farrier
Roshan Seth ... Pramesh Singh
Lars Eidinger ... Hans Brugelbecker
Deobia Oparei ... Rongo (as DeObia Oparei)
Joseph Gatt ... Neils Skellig
Miguel Muñoz Segura Miguel Muñoz Segura ... Ivan the Wonderful
Zenaida Alcalde Zenaida Alcalde ... Catherine the Greater (as Zenaida Alcalde Alcalde)
Douglas Reith ... Sotheby
Phil Zimmerman ... Rufus Sorghum


Holt was once a circus star until he went off to war and returned terribly altered. Circus owner Max Medici hires him to take care of Dumbo, a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him the laughingstock of the struggling circus troupe. But when Holt's children discover that Dumbo can fly, silver-tongued entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere and aerial artist Colette Marchant swoop in to make the little elephant a star.

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In 2019, a beloved tale will take you to new heights.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for peril/action, some thematic elements, and brief mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Sharon Rooney was tapped to sing "Baby Mine" in the film. The song is special to Rooney, as her grandmother used to sing it to her when she was a child. Rooney also had to learn to play the ukulele for the song; she'd never picked up the instrument before, but it took her just a week to learn to play the song. See more »


Dumbo performs at the big tent and flies out breaking the front doors with glass flying. A few seconds later people are leaving the same show out the same doors which are not damaged. See more »


[first lines]
Max Medici: Come on, time to go. We haven't got all day. Get that monkey on the train. The Medici Brothers' circus is taking off!
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Crazy Credits

The last puff of black smoke from Casey Jr. reveals the opening title design, which zooms slightly forward in 3D. For the transition, the title degenerates into blue smoke. See more »


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User Reviews

I'm not too GROWN UP to love this movie!
10 April 2019 | by wonderfullyberrySee all my reviews

Was this movie PERFECT? No. But...it was very enjoyable. I'm confused as to what other people are needing... Great actors? This has that. An interesting story? Got it. Stunning visuals? Check. Drama? Sad moments? Happy moments? Nostalgia? Fantastic score? Elements from the original? A warm fuzzy ending? PINK ELEPHANTS?!! (It has all those things). In this day of opinions and people depending on screens to LIVE...I think we've forgotten the magic of the ORIGINAL screen. What happened to just going to a movie, and enjoying it for what it is? What is so EXCITING about your life that you find this boring? Umm there are a couple circuses and a freaking flying elephant in this movie!! To me, that's interesting enough. And the sweet sweet storyline between Dumbo and Mrs. Jumbo. Perhaps only the moms out there can relate...but there is NOTHING like the bond between a mama and her baby, and I loved that the story had a great deal of that to offer.

I love Tim Burton, and I think he did a really wonderful job with this movie. I dare you to go see it and leave your judgment in the car.

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Release Date:

29 March 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dumbo See more »


Box Office


$170,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,990,748, 31 March 2019

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | DTS (DTS: X)| Auro 11.1


Color (ACES)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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