Dumbo

Release Date: March 29th, 2019

PG |1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary

Struggling circus owner Max Medici enlists a former star and his two children to care for Dumbo, a baby elephant born with oversized ears. When the family discovers that the animal can fly, it soon becomes the main attraction -- bringing in huge audiences and revitalizing the run-down circus. The elephant's magical ability also draws the attention of V.A. Vandevere, an entrepreneur who wants to showcase Dumbo in his latest, larger-than-life entertainment venture.

Cast: Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, Alan Arkin, Nico Parker, Finley Hobbins, Roshan Seth

Director: Tim Burton

Genres: Fantasy , Drama , Children

Production Co: Walt Disney Pictures, Tim Burton Productions

Distributors: Walt Disney

Keywords: Rise, Amusing, Emotional, Love, Friendship, Playful, Transformation, Charming, Escape, 1940s, Quest, Endearing, Underdog

Ratings & Reviews

  • 0
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Disney’s new Dumbo is one ponderous pachyderm, a live-action remake of the 1941 animated classic with a grim tone and a dead soul. It’s astounding that Tim Burton and his colleagues could have created such a downer from a long-beloved source of delight. show more

  • 50
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    This live-action remake of the 1941 Disney animated classic finds the eccentric, inconsistent filmmaker tapping into his career’s core emotional themes and, on occasion, Dumbo has the magic and wonder of his best work. (And that blue-eyed baby elephant is awfully cute.) But there remains a frustrating impersonality — not to mention an audience familiarity with his well-worn aesthetic — that keeps the film from soaring all that high. show more

  • 60
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    When that visual leaves a more captivating impression than a baby elephant spreading its ears and getting airborne like a glider, something is definitely off in the balance. The new Dumbo holds the attention but too seldom tugs at the heartstrings. show more

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