Mongolian contortionists featured in Disney’s ‘Dumbo’
The live action film of Walt Disney “Dumbo” is to be released in March 2019. Four Mongolian contortionists from the Mongolian Circus Development Center are to be featured in the film as circus performers. Contortionists Ch.Otgonchimeg, E.Ariunchimeg, and B.Zolzaya and G.Oldokh have played supporting roles in the film.
According to a trainer of the Mongolian Circus Development Center Ms. Urangoo, this is the first Hollywood film that is featuring Mongolian contortionists and the roles were offered to the group about a year ago. The upcoming film is directed by Tim Burton and the principal photography took place in July 2017.
Other recent Mongolian presence in Hollywood films includes actress T.Enkhtulga as Nadine Shao in “Crazy Rich Asians”.