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.
This is Danny DeVito's fourth collaboration with Tim Burton, after Batman Returns (1992), Mars Attacks! (1996), and Big Fish (2003). In the previous films, DeVito has played a circus member. He said that when Burton called him up asking him to be in this film, Burton referred to the project as "the completion of the circus trilogy."
He needs us.
Milly Farrier: Look at me; we're gonna bring your mama home.
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 31 March 2019