DUMBO 2019 movie review

BATHTIME -- In Disney’s live-action reimagining of “Dumbo,” Milly Farrier—the daughter of a former circus star charged with caring for a newborn elephant—quickly embraces the newest member of their circus family. Featuring Nico Parker as Milly © 2019 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Dumbo Will Melt Your Heart and Brings the Story to a New Generation #Dumbo

When Disney first released Dumbo in 1941, the story captivated viewers. The story of a little misfit elephant that can fly, and really just wants nothing more than to be reunited with his mother. It’s a story we all grew up with and while some elements didn’t age as well as the overall story, we wondered how the new version of the film would work with Tim Burton directing it and a live action version.

With the film in Burtons hands we were a bit worried the movie would take a darker turn or feeling, since most of his movies have a darker tone overall. Dumbo, however, felt a bit restrained with some more steampunk inspiration instead of a gothic feel. You can expect to find the over exaggerated features and larger eyes that we know and love from Burton films.

NOTHIN’ BUT NET – When high-flying star Colette Marchant teams up with a baby elephant who can fly, their new act proves a little challenging. Starring Eva Green as Colette, Disney’s all-new, live-action adventure “Dumbo” opens in U.S. theaters on March 29, 2019. © 2019 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

How about that CGI? Dumbo and the other characters flawlessly fit in the world created around them. There are moments when you are not sure which animals are real and which are made in the computer. From the Circus world to Dreamland, you’re not sure where reality begins and the animated world ends – and they are perfectly blended into a magical world that you can easily get lost into.

The story over all is the same, the small baby elephant with the oversized ears. But this time it is told from the human perspective this time rather than the animals. No talking animals in this version, however you can feel Dumbo’s emotions as he goes through trauma or as he finds something interesting. Facial expressions and his eyes tell his story as much as any voice could in any story.

WHEN I SEE AN ELEPHANT FLY — In Tim Burton’s all-new, live-action reimagining of “Dumbo,” former circus star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children (Nico Parker and Finley Hobbins) find themselves caring—and advocating—for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. Directed by Burton and produced by Katterli Frauenfelder, Derek Frey, Ehren Kruger and Justin Springer, “Dumbo” flies into theaters on March 29, 2019. © 2018 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

More sensitive items from the original story like those drunken Pink Elephants – are toned down some and there aren’t any drunk moments in this film. With minimal scary moments, and a semi brighter tone (compared to what we expected from Burton) this movie is family friendly and one that will bring the story to new generations.

Get ready to fall in love with Dumbo all over again and watch your childhood favorite movie come to life on the big screen.

DUMBO opens in theaters everywhere on March 29, 2019!

Find tickets and showtimes on Fandango.

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Watch the Teaser Trailer for Dumbo Below: 

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Dumbo Teaser Trailer

About Dumbo: 

From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure DUMBO expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.

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