WALT Disney’s classic animated feature Dumbo, which opened in cinemas in 1941, captured the hearts of adults and children. It even won an Oscar for Best Scoring Of A Musical Picture and was nominated for Best Original Song for Baby Mine. Can the liveaction reimagining of Dumbo seven decades later recreate the same feeling? With an impressive cast including Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green and Alan Arkin, director Tim Burton, and state-of-the-art visual effects to bring to life the fourlegged animal, Dumbo could do just as well if not better. The story starts with a circus owner (DeVito) asking a family to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. Through the love and care from his new family – Holt Farrier (Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) – Dumbo discovers his uniqueness: He can fly! This in turn helps the circus to flourish again. But, Dumbo is then recruited as a performer in a grand entertainment venture called Dreamland which is full of dark secrets.
Dumbo opens at cinemas nationwide on March 28.
Dreamland? More like a nightmare where everyone dresses the same.
‘Fine! If The Greatest Showman doesn’t want us, we’ll just start our own circus.’
‘This is NOT a petting zoo!’
Is that you Pennywise? Without the balloon, we hardly recognise you.