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.
Two elephant props were used during filming "to give [the production team] an idea of his size and his shape in the scene; an idea of the lighting, and that kind of thing; where he's going to be for camera." Creature performer Edd Osmond used a green suit to represent the character while filming certain scenes, as well as an "interactive reference" for scenes that required the actors to be in contact with the character, and as a guide for Burton to use, with Burton later providing information of his performance to the animation team. Unlike most remakes of Disney's animated films, Dumbo mostly used practical sets during filming.
Holt Farrier, is that you?
Holt Farrier: No, he died in the war... very sad...
The first time Dumbo flies inside the big tent, some of the clowns high-five each other. That gesture did not exist in 1919.
The last puff of black smoke from Casey Jr. reveals the opening title design, which zooms sightly forward in 3D. For the transition, the title degenerates into blue smoke.
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