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Dumbo (2019)

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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.

Director:

Tim Burton

Writers:

Ehren Kruger (screenplay by), Helen Aberson (novel)
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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 »

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Trivia

The production team created a full-scale version of the train Casey Jr. circus train from Dumbo (1941). It had to be given wear and tear to reflect the circus's rundown condition. See more »

Goofs

When Dumbo escapes from the circus with Milly's help, he flies over the Brooklyn Bridge and in the background the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings are shown. The Empire State started construction in 1930 and the Chrysler Building started construction in 1928 yet the movie is set in 1919 and early 1920s. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Reviews: Cinderella + Frozen Fever (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

When I See an Elephant Fly
Written by Ned Washington and Oliver Wallace
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Does Disney hire boring directors or does their process make directors boring?
17 August 2019 | by AlsExGalSee all my reviews

...because this film is rather dull, and the direction is certainly dull, and 10 years ago I would not have called Tim Burton a boring director. He's certainly working with two of his "regulars" - DeVito, who has not lost a step in all these years and next to CGI Dumbo is the best thing about the film. And then there is Burton's other "regular" - Michael Keaton, as the rich villain. How weird for Disney to make a film with a guy who could be Walt Disney as the villain! "Dreamland" is certainly an allegory for "Disneyland".

The worst thing about the film? The child actors. They are that bad and deliver their lines in a kind of drugged monotone. Not since Larry Mathews played Ritchie Petrie on the Dick Van Dyke Show has a child actor dragged everybody else down with them every time they appear like these kids did.

I actually liked the CGI Dumbo - the little guy was very expressive in a way that 1941's animated Dumbo could not be. Ultimately there is probably a 50/50 chance you are going to like this.


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Language:

English | French

Release Date:

29 March 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$170,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,990,748, 31 March 2019

Gross USA:

$114,766,307

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$353,284,621
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Dolby Atmos | DTS (DTS: X)| Auro 11.1

Color:

Color (ACES)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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