I went into the theater with pretty low expectations for Disney’s latest live-action adaptation, but “Dumbo” absolutely surpassed them.
By Quinn Roseboom
With “Avengers: Endgame” coming out so soon after “Dumbo,” its box office performance doesn’t look too bright. However, I’d say it’s going to be worth another trip out to the movies this upcoming month for both families and Disney fans.
The story sticks to the original for about the first half of the movie; where the original ended with Dumbo flying at the clown performance, the 2019 film makes the elephant famous and takes him and his new friends to a visually stunning, futuristic theme park called Dreamland.
The trailers for the movie really don’t do it justice, and the Internet was ablaze when the first look at titular pachyderm himself came out, calling him “creepy” and “nightmare fuel”. The end result was definitely the cute, not creepy Dumbo that Tim Burton was going for. Danny Elfman’s soundtrack was perfect, and took the original songs and created instrumentals that perfectly blended the old and new feelings.
Walt Disney Studios’ “Dumbo” is out in theaters everywhere March 29, is rated PG and runs about 2 hours. It’s perfect for families, and kids are going to fall in love with Dumbo and want to fly with him like the kids in the film.
Check out the official trailer for the film below:
In the Parks:
Guests can fly on the back of Dumbo at every Magic Kingdom style park in the world, and visit the big top itself (in gift shop form) at the Magic Kingdom in Orlando.
There’s also a limited-time preview of the film and some props from the film on display at Disneyland in California and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando.