March 29, 2019
Rated PG for peril/action, some thematic elements, and brief mild language
Disney’s new live-action feature film “Dumbo” introduces Holt Farrier (Farrell), a former circus star who finds his life turned upside down when he returns from the war. Circus owner Max Medici (DeVito) enlists Holt to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when Holt’s children (Parker and Hobbins) discover that Dumbo can fly, persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Keaton) and an aerial artist named Colette...
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Of the three movies that Disney is remaking into live-action renditions this year, it’s a shame that Tim Burton’s Dumbo
will be considered the loser of the three. Not all that well received by critics and sort of ignored by audiences (if you can say $350 million worldwide is ignored
is most certainly a cash hole for the studio, and for a short stint had people speculating that Disney’s cynical strategy to just remake their old cartoons was falling apart.
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