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.
The film's code name, Big Ears, is a reference not just to Dumbo, but to Tim Burton's other projects, Big Eyes and Big Fish. 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 »
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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The first half of the closing credits has the text (including the title) zooming sightly back from 3D to 2D. See more »
I don't understand why this movie get such bad reviews. It's the remake of a Disney classic, that everyone knows from his/hers childhood. Belle and the beast was very good, Jungle book not so but this was spot on! I cried when they took Dumbo's mom away, and if you didn't, you don't have a heart. In my opinion, you should see this movie, it took me right back to my childhood.
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