The slightly spooky, gothic cinematic style of Tim Burton is one of the most interesting things ever to emerge from the House of Mouse. The next film from Tim Burton is an all-new live-action remake of Disney’s classic animated featured “Dumbo.” Burton’s movie puts his own Burtonesque spin on the beloved story.
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This movie uses the same sort of photo realistic computer animation to tell the story of Dumbo that Disney used with such success in the remade “Jungle Book. Burton’s first extensive use of CGI for Disney came in the 2010 film “Alice in Wonderland.” It was a mega-hit for Disney.
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About the film:
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.
“Dumbo” is directed by Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”) from a screenplay by Ehren Kruger (“Ophelia,” “Dream House”), and produced by Justin Springer (“TRON: Legacy”), Kruger, Katterli Frauenfelder (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Big Eyes”) and Derek Frey (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Frankenweenie”).
Tim Burton’s all-new live-action “Dumbo” soars into theatres March 2019.