Movie making has come a long way since the original animated Dumbo movie was released in 1941. Animation techniques used in the film were, at that time, modern and innovative. These days it seems as if the sky is the limit when it comes to bringing stories to life. That is especially true when Tim Burton is involved. I’m looking forward to seeing how his creative talents play out in the live action version of Dumbo in 2019.
Synopsis: “The film stars Colin Farrell as Holt Farrier, a former circus star and war-veteran charged with the care of a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock of an already struggling circus. Nico Parker and Finley Hobbins were cast as Holt’s children, who discover that Dumbo can fly. Danny DeVito portrays circus owner Max Medici who tries to capitalize on the novelty. And Michael Keaton is persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere who swoops in with aerial artist Colette Marchant, portrayed by Eva Green, to make Dumbo a star. Katterli Frauenfelder, Derek Frey, Ehren Kruger and Justin Springer are producing from a screenplay by Kruger. Filmed entirely in England, DUMBO is utilizing state-of-the-art visual effects to portray the big-eared elephant and many of his animal counterparts.”