From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new live-action adventure Dumbo expands on the beloved classic story in which differences are celebrated, family is cherished, and dreams take flight. 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 laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the troupe makes an incredible comeback, attracting slick entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets. Dumbo is the next entry in Disney’s live action-ization of its animated classics, to be followed this year by live-action versions of Aladdin and The Lion King.
Note: Saturday, April 6th at 2PM is a special Sensory Friendly matinée. Sensory Friendly Screenings are a special opportunity for individuals living with autism and others to enjoy films in a safe and accepting environment. Lights in the theatre are turned slightly up (dim lights will remain on) and the sound is turned slightly down. Audience members are welcome to get up and dance, walk, shout, sing, or do anything they feel they need to do in order to be comfortable–unless the safety of the audience is in question.
“Burton has merrily turned what could have been another remake into something genuinely different and surprising.” — Manohla Dargis, New York Times
“The film is just different enough to stick out amid the studio’s backwards-looking slate, and Burton, for the first time in years, shows he hasn’t lost his love for the idiosyncratic.” — David Sims, The Atlantic
“To paraphrase Keaton’s V.A. Vandevere, upon witnessing an elephant take flight, Dumbo will make you a child again.” — Michael O’Sullivan, Washington Post
Helen Aberson and Harold Pearl (novel), Ehren Kruger (screenplay)
Eva Green, Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Lucy DeVito, Danny DeVito, Alan Arkin
Walt Disney Productions, Tim Burton Productions, Infinite Detective, Secret Machine Entertainment, and MPC