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Tim Burton’s Live Action Dumbo is A Must See Live Action Film

Poster for live action Dumbo

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.

Original animated Dumbo

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.

Wondercon 2018 Day 2

Today was the second day of Wondercon at the Anaheim convention center.  This was my first day going as I was at the Roseanne premiere yesterday (I mean how could I miss that).  It was a con as usual, and being Saturday, it was busy.  Many a cosplayer lined the front of the building as well as the show floor.

I found this year to be a bit confusing even though I had a “map” in the guide book.  Many of the vendors were the same, some were new.  It seemed however as if they had moved vendors around a bit, and that’s okay.  Just try to remember where you saw that awesome item you wanted because you just might spend an hour trying to find it again.

I always like to spend time in the small press area.  It’s where I discover new comics, new stories and new characters to love. Or hate.   I do read some main stream comics, but I have always been a big supporter of small press.

Besides there being a lot of people there today, traffic and especially parking was a disaster.  Honestly the extra money I paid for a hotel for one night was totally worth getting around the parking debacle.  This happens every year.  This year though it seemed they had more roads closed off, routes re-routed.  The pedestrians weren’t being funneled by the police, so if you were driving and needed to turn, you had to wait for all 50+ people to walk across.  Remember we are also dealing with the Disney Crowd.

If you are coming tomorrow, remember, it closes earlier than it has been.  It closes at 5.  Come early.  If you see something, buy it.  Don’t pass it by if you an afford it.  Check out every booth.  I’ve found countless things I never would have found if I didn’t stop, have a chat and pick up a book, comic or toy.

Most importantly, have fun!

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D23 Is Approaching Fast

 

The Disney Expo, known as the D23 Expo is fast approaching with dates of July 14-16 2017.  With all the conventions that come through southern California, D23 has to be one of the most exciting cons.   It comes to Anaheim, right near Disneyland and brings with it the most amazing unseen items, displays and interactions that any Disney fan will love.

I went to D23 in 2015, and I have to say, it was one of the best con experiences I have ever had.  I enjoyed everything I saw.  Normally a person who doesn’t like the crowds, at this particular con, I was so filled with awe to even notice how many people were around me.  It’s just an overall great experience.

I look forward to attending this years D23 expo.

 

Inside Out Coming to Disney Infinity 3.0

Disney Infinity is shaping up to be a real platform game.  With the addition of Star Wars, Tron and now, Disney’s upcoming movie, it seems like there is no end to the juggernaut.

What’s great about the addition of Inside out is that it’s not just a re-hashing of the film.  It’s more like a sequel.  And that is great game play for me.  I find myself bored if I’m playing through a game that I’ve already watched in a movie form, and therefore know what is going to happen.

The Inside Out playlet is a bit different than other sets in the fact that it has a platform feel to it.  And that is ok by me.  I grew up on platforms and some times it’s nice to be able to kick back and just play.

All the characters will have special abilities.  Anger can run across lava, Disgust can high jump, Fear runs quickly and Joy can glide across long gaps while Sadness can walk across clouds.