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Ever since my girls and I saw the first trailer for Dumbo, we’ve been looking forward to this movie. With stars like Danny Devito (LOVE him!!!) and Michael Keaton, you can’t possibly go wrong! Plus, could Dumbo possibly get any cuter?
You’ve probably seen the Dumbo trailers already but here’s a cool peek behind the scenes…
Since Ashling and Keira are on Spring Break this week, we went to the first showing today! It was unanimous…we all give it two thumbs up!
As the star of the show, Dumbo seriously could not have been any cuter! Now we want to adopt a baby elephant, though the HOA might have something to say about that! It was amazing just how lifelike Dumbo was and his eyes alone held so much expression. There’s no way you can see this movie without falling in love with him.
Tim Burton did a fantastic job as the director, the costumes and sets were beautifully done and the actors were perfectly cast. The storyline is similar to the original but also unique in it’s own right too.
There were a few tense moments, such as when Dumbo gets separated from his mother and a fire scene towards the end, but overall I think this movie works for younger kids as well as older ones. Both of my girls were totally captivated and I didn’t hear a peep from them except the occasional “more popcorn”.
Here’s more inside scoop from Disney…
From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure “Dumbo” expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. 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.
After the movie, we can keep the fun going with these cute Dumbo coloring pages and activity sheets. There’s a Dumbo maze, origami, a cool Dumbo zoetrope and more. When we’re done, we can quiz each other on elephant facts.