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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.

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Tim Burton

Writers:

Ehren Kruger (screenplay by), Helen Aberson (novel) | 1 more credit »
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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 ... Ivan the Wonderful (as Miguel Muñoz)
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, 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.

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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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Details

Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

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:

$352,996,262
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color (ACES)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The circus troupe assembled for the film hailed from all over the world. Significant language barriers made it difficult for the performers to connect. One day they set up a ping-pong table, which helped the performers to socialize with each other. See more »

Goofs

The first time Dumbo flies inside the big tent, some of the clowns high-five each other. That gesture did not exist in 1919. See more »

Quotes

[the elevator doesn't work]
V. A. Vandevere: Last time I checked, they invented the stairs!
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Crazy Credits

The first half of the closing credits has the text (including the title) zooming sightly back from 3D to 2D. See more »

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Sorely lacking heart
4 April 2019 | by cardsrockSee all my reviews

You'd think a movie called Dumbo would be more about Dumbo. There are so many side plots and needless characters that it complicates a relatively straightforward story. There are a few moments of wonder, but they are far too few in between predictable tropes. Tim Burton was an odd choice to direct this film as well. The whole film is covered with his trademark murky aesthetic and it just doesn't fit. Danny DeVito is the only saving grace as far as actors. He is fantastic while Keaton hams it up and plays the over the top bad guy. Danny Elfman's score is decent. The film is just kind of boring though. It's so paint-by-numbers and lacking in imagination. Disney hopefully learns from this with any future live-action remakes of animated classics.


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