It seems that Disney is beginning a habit of turning our beloved animated features into Live-Action films. Now I have to say, I was skeptical about a live action Dumbo, but all my skepticism was erased when I saw the trailer. Of course, Dumbo the original animated film will always be the Dumbo we think of when we think of Dumbo. It’s hard to believe that the original Dumbo was released On October 23, 1941.
Dumbo is a cute yet sad story. Dumbo himself is very cute, but what he goes through is at times heartbreaking. Dumbo does find himself with some talent, ending up in a circus. It wasn’t until the day a group of children discover that the clown painted baby elephant could fly due to his overly large ears. This ability just astounds the everyone, including the crowd.
Here is the Trailer:
Can the live action Dumbo live up to its original from 1941, with a budget of $950,000 and a box office take in of 1.6 million for its time, it did pretty well. It 2017, it was chosen to be preserve in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being “historically, culturally, and aesthetically significant. Thats a pretty impressive honor.
At Disneyland in Anaheim California, you can see an exhibit of Dumbo right now, however it focus’s on the new live action film that is to be released March 29, 2019. The live action Dumbo stars Eva Green, Collin Farrel, Michael Keaton and Danny Devito to name a few.
Here are some photos I took of the exhibit at Disneyland in Anaheim California. There is much more to this exhibit, which you can find in Disneyana.