As you can see from this beautiful & simple poster, Disney has decided to reimagine the 1941 classic Dumbo! The story will retold by the talented and peculiar director (and my personal favorite) Tim Burton! He is known for Edward Scissorhands, Beatlejuice, Alice in Wonderland 2010, Corpse Bride, and Nightmare Before Christmas! You know this version of Dumbo will be visually stunning.
Who is in the movie?
Along with our favorite little elephant Dumbo, there will be some serious star power to this movie. The film will include Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, and many more.
Colin Farrell will play character Holt Farrier. He is a war veteran who has lost an arm in battle. He is a former circus star who is hired to care for the newborn elephant who his two children befriend. They adopt this little elephant and a beautiful friendship develops.
I love to see Danny DeVito back in a Ring Masters Costume for Dumbo! He did a stellar job as a circus master in my favorite movie Big Fish in 2003. Which was also coincidentally directed by Tim Burton!
Everyone knows the original story of little Dumbo who is a young elephant born with oversized ears. These ears are seen as a deformity at first but then over time, he discovers that his ears enable him to FLY. In this movie, the circus is struggling. The Circus plans a new project in efforts to revitalize it. Dumbo and his friends uncover some dark secrets within those shiny carnival tents. #plottwist
Why is this movie special to me personally?
Dumbo has always held a special place in my heart. As a child I had huge ears that stuck out sideways. The kids at school used to call me Dumbo. It hurt to be made fun of. I didn’t enjoy looking different. But the message of the movie was that what make you different can be what makes you strong. Different can mean special, and I was comforted by this concept as a kid.
It became my favorite movie and I could relate to Dumbo’s outsider feeling. I still have the stuffed Dumbo that I slept with as a child. This movie remake is one that I cannot miss! It means so much more to me than just another Disney movie. It is a pipeline to my childhood. Thanks Tim Burton!
As I prepare to watch it now, I’m sure it will have all new meaning to me now as an adult and a mother. I know I’m going to cry during the storyline of Dumbo being taken away from his mother. It’s incredible how the same story can affect you differently at certain points of your life.
There are so many ways to get pumped for this movie! In my house, we bought little elephant cookie cutters, made sugar cookies and decorated them.
Here is how they came out!
I also let my kids play with my old stuffed animal Dumbo from my childhood! Yes, this is the real one I had when I was younger. I slept with it every night. Here is a similar, almost exact replica!
Dumbo will be released March 29, 2019
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