PG | | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer.
V.A. Vandermere's Dreamland circus is heavily inspired by three theme parks: Coney Island, World's Fair, and various Disneyland theme parks.
V. A. Vandevere:
He stole my elephant! Medici, we had a deal!
Max Medici: I'm no expert, but I think you have bigger problems!
When Dumbo escapes from the circus with Milly's help, he flies over the Brooklyn Bridge and in the background the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings are shown. The Empire State started construction in 1930 and the Chrysler Building started construction in 1928 yet the movie is set in 1919 and early 1920s.
The first half of the closing credits has the text (including the title) zooming sightly back from 3D to 2D.
$45,990,748 (USA) (31 March 2019)
$114,145,657 (USA) (20 June 2019)