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.
Both the "Dreamland" and circus scenes were designed differently in order to showcase their contrasts. 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 »
So Dumbo can fly! Big deal. But that is not what the story is about
This should be a simple touching fable of a little elephant finding himself over all odds. This has now been lost
Loads of character actors hamming it up, obliterating everything around it including little Dumbo
Over produced. and overlong ( The original was just over sixty minutes
No heart; no tears;. No film
What a shame!
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