WHO’S IN IT?
Colin Farrell (Saving Mr. Banks), Michael Keaton (Birdman), Danny DeVito (Matilda), Eva Green (Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children), Alan Arkin (Argo), Nico Parker (film debut), Finley Hobbins (film debut), DeObia Oparei (Your Highness), Joseph Gatt (Thor), Sharon Rooney (Hector), Michael Buffer (Creed)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Tim Burton (Edward Scissorhands), director; Ehren Kruger (Reindeer Games), writer, producer; Katterli Frauenfelder (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) and Derek Frey (Verge of Darkness), producers; Danny Elfman (Big Fish), composer; Ben Davis (Guardians of the Galaxy), cinematographer; Chris Lebenzon (Alice on Wonderland), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
At a struggling circus, run by Max Medici (DeVito), a baby elephant is born with oversized ears. Medici enlists one-armed war veteran Holt Farrier (Farrell) to care for the elephant, named Dumbo, to ensure his big ears don’t cause more embarrassment. However, when it is discovered that Dumbo’s enlarged ears give him the ability to fly, he attracts the attention of persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandemere (Keaton), who seeks to acquire Medici’s circus and exploit Dumbo for all that he’s worth…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Disney’s classic cartoon Dumbo gets a live-action makeover with the assistance of director Tim Burton, who’s more than a perfect fit for this when you consider all the strange imagery that the original gave us.