Struggling circus owner Max Medici enlists a former star and his two children to care for Dumbo, a baby elephant born with oversized ears. When the family discovers that the animal can fly, it soon becomes the main attraction — bringing in huge audiences and revitalizing the run-down circus. The elephant’s magical ability also draws the attention of V.A. Vandevere, an entrepreneur who wants to showcase Dumbo in his latest, larger-than-life entertainment venture. When watching Dumbo a few seconds ago and it’s a nice family film.
Definitely, the scene stealer is Dumbo and to me the scenes with Dumbo appearing felt real and CGI. The acting from the elephant is captured really well and the emotions it shows is perfectly captured. Dumbo performance is elevated because of the close connection it has with the children. The children are the anchor to Dumbo and vice versa and that’s how Dumbo shines. I know that they had a stand-in actor to perform some of the close-up shots of Dumbo and that’s why you see the human performance in Dumbo most of the time. You also have nice callbacks to the 1940’s animated film which is a nice way animated film. The futuristic 1910’s backdrop for Dumbo with all the set designs, backdrop Tim Burton brought that to life really well very good.
The only thing that was lacking was character development for Michael Keaton’s character because to me his character was just all over the place and wasn’t utilized that well. At the time he was over the top, I wasn’t sure where he was going with the performance. Even Alan Arkin’s character just came out of nowhere and then just disappears. To me, that was the main weakness of this film. The only thing that saved this film was Dumbo’s performance and anytime he appeared that’s when the magic happens and to me, that’s the best part about this film.
These amazing film Disney movie enjoy this movie also an awesome great family movie. I give movie five of bowl guacamoles.
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starting Micheal Keaton Danny Devito Director Tim Button.