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DIRECTOR Tim Burton
CAST Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green
Tim Burton’s (Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) kaleidoscopic and wondrous live action take on the beloved Disney story.
This all-new live-action adventure from visionary director Tim Burton expands on the beloved classic story. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughing stock in an already struggling circus. When they discover that Dumbo can fly, silver-tongued entrepreneur VA Vandevere (Michael Keaton) swoops in to make the little elephant a star in his new, darkly mysterious, venture, Dreamland.
(2019 USA 112 mins)
With gorgeous production design – from its initial hazy purple sunsets to the second half’s retro-futuristic aesthetic – Dumbo is another visual treat from Burton, with wit and emotion to boot … when Dumbo ventures into Burton’s Dreamland … it really soars. An enchanting blend of Disney twinkle and Tim Burton’s dark whimsy that’s at its best when venturing off the beaten path. Come for the super-cute elephant, stay for Keaton and DeVito’s glorious reunion. Ben Travis, Empire
BBFC advice: Contains mild threat and brief violence
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