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Dumbo (2019)

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A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer.

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Tim Burton

Writers:

Ehren Kruger (screenplay by), Helen Aberson (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Farrell ... Holt Farrier
Michael Keaton ... V. A. Vandevere
Danny DeVito ... Max Medici
Eva Green ... Colette Marchant
Alan Arkin ... J. Griffin Remington
Nico Parker ... Milly Farrier
Finley Hobbins Finley Hobbins ... Joe Farrier
Roshan Seth ... Pramesh Singh
Lars Eidinger ... Hans Brugelbecker
Deobia Oparei ... Rongo (as DeObia Oparei)
Joseph Gatt ... Neils Skellig
Miguel Muñoz Segura ... Ivan the Wonderful (as Miguel Muñoz)
Zenaida Alcalde Zenaida Alcalde ... Catherine the Greater (as Zenaida Alcalde Alcalde)
Douglas Reith ... Sotheby
Phil Zimmerman ... Rufus Sorghum
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Storyline

Holt was once a circus star, but he went off to war and when he returned it had terribly altered him. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) hires him to take care of Dumbo, a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him the laughing stock of the struggling circus troupe. But when Holt's children discover that Dumbo can fly, silver-tongued entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), and aerial artist Colette Marchant (Eva Green) swoop in to make the little elephant a star.

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In 2019, a beloved tale will take you to new heights.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for peril/action, some thematic elements, and brief mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

29 March 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$170,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,990,748, 31 March 2019

Gross USA:

$114,766,307

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$353,018,525
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | DTS (DTS: X)| Auro 11.1

Color:

Color (ACES)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The ring announcer introduces Dumbo with lyrics from "When I See an Elephant Fly," a song from Dumbo (1941). The musical theme itself appears at the end of the film. See more »

Goofs

The first time Dumbo flies inside the big tent, some of the clowns high-five each other. That gesture did not exist in 1919. See more »

Quotes

Milly Farrier: [from trailer] You can do it, Dumbo; show 'em.
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Crazy Credits

The first half of the closing credits has the text (including the title) zooming sightly back from 3D to 2D. See more »


Soundtracks

Bill Bailey
Arranged by Julian Kershaw
Produced by Michael Higham (as Mike Higham)
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I'll be darned if it still doesn't pack a punch ... that is, if you believe.
29 March 2019 | by robfollowerSee all my reviews

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. There are more than a few changes made to the beloved 1940 classic. This time out, the focus is more on how the title character's physics-defying abilities affect the humans around him. "Dumbo" also has a darker overtone . I rather enjoyed the twist. As you would expect from a Burton production, this is a visual knockout. Dumbo is about the cutest pixelated creature you're likely to see, and he's a wonder to behold. Yet it's the reaction of the marginalized characters to his amazing feats that are the key to the film. When Dumbo soars, they soar with him his success is their success as he defies everyone's preconceptions of him by simply believing in himself.


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