Mr. Link recruits explorer Sir Lionel Frost to help find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, this trio of explorers travel the world to help their new friend.
Holt was once a circus star, but he went off to war and when he returned it had terribly altered him. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) hires him to take care of Dumbo, a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him the laughing stock of the struggling circus troupe. But when Holt's children discover that Dumbo can fly, silver-tongued entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), and aerial artist Colette Marchant (Eva Green) swoop in to make the little elephant a star.
V.A. Vandermere's Dreamland circus is heavily inspired by three theme parks: Coney Island, World's Fair, and various Disneyland theme parks. See more »
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 »
V. A. Vandevere:
[after hearing the noise of a monkey trapped in one of Max's desk drawers]
Is that a monkey in your desk?
Just for emergencies.
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The first half of the closing credits has the text (including the title) zooming sightly back from 3D to 2D. See more »
Farrell: stiff, hollow, unbelievable. Keaton: see above. Green: tolerable. DeVito: slightly less than tolerable. Script: could have been written on the back of a cocktail napkin. Interesting characters: none. Likable or dislikable characters: none. CGI: utterly wasted. LONE Bright Spot (and bright mostly by contrast to the rest): Nico Parker. Moments you were thrilled: none. Moments you laughed: 1. Moments you cheered: none (except maybe when the film was over).
Moments you cried: none
Moments you wanted to walk out of the theater: um, how long was the film?
They had a guarantee and blew it. Totally blew it.
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