Despite being over seven decades since it was originally released, Disney's Dumbo continues to make new generations of children fall in love with the flappy-eared baby elephant. Although it was just 64 minutes long, Dumbo ran the gamut of emotions and now #Disney is ready to breathe new life into the old classic with a live-action adaptation!
Disney has been busy turning many of their animated classics into live-action films recently, with Cinderella, The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast reaching far beyond expectations with their captivating tales. With so many hits, expectations for Dumbo are high, and rightly so. But what should we expect from this particular live-action adaption? Take a look below at Movie Pilot's guide to everything you need to know about Dumbo prior to its release:
Disney are yet to release a trailer for the live action film, with it expected some time after filming ends.
'Dumbo' Release Date
- 'Dumbo' release date: ETA 2019.
While an official synopsis is yet to be released by Disney, given that it is an adaptation we can assume it will follow the plot of the original animated film.
The 1941 film follows young circus elephant nicknamed "Dumbo" due to his large ears. After Dumbo's mother, Mrs. Jumbo loses her temper when her baby is teased by a group of boys, she's locked away leaving Dumbo to fend for himself. After being befriended by Timothy Q. Mouse, Dumbo's ears cause an accident at the circus and he's force into being a clown who performs dangerous stunts. However, after discovering that Dumbo's large ears actually allow him to fly, his new found skills brings fame and fortune. Dumbo (and his manager, Timothy), are reunited with Mrs. Jumbo and they even receive their own private car in the circus train.
'Dumbo' Cast and Characters
We're still awaiting confirmation on most the #Dumbocast and Dumbo characters, but here is what we have confirmed so far:
- Colin Farrell — Holt, the widowed father of two children.
- Danny DeVito — The Ringmaster
- Michael Keaton — Vandemere
Where To Watch 'Dumbo' Online
Obviously the live-action version of Dumbo is unable to be watched online, but if you want to relive your childhood with the 1941 animated version you can find it on iTunes, Amazon Video, Google Play or YouTube Movies.
Live-Action Disney Movies: The Complete List
Dumbo is not the first Disney animated film to receive a live-action adaption, nor will it be the last! Other Disney animated movies and characters to receive the live-action treatment include: Mulan, Aladdin, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Cruella, Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, The Sword In The Stone, Pinocchio, Dumbo, Winnie The Pooh, Prince Charming, Genies, Chip ‘n’ Dale, The Jungle Book 2 and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.