Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ear... full plot below
U.S. Release DateDumbo release date was Friday, March 29, 2019. This was a Nationwide in theaters release.
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Rating MPAAPG for peril/action, some thematic elements, and brief mild language
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Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) 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 circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive 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.
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Trivia & Production Notes
- Based on the iconic 1941 film.
- The film will use a mix of CGI and live action and will add a unique family story that parallels Dumbo's journey.
- Michael Keaton would play the man who acquirers the circus from Danny DeVito’s character in order to exploit the lovable elephant and his mother (Variety, 4/4/17).
- Alan Arkin will play Wall Street tycoon J. Griffin Remington (Hollywood Reporter, 4/17/17).