Dumbo

As a kid I liked Disney’s “Dumbo”. It was funny, sad and sentimental. It was also darker than many of the Disney cartoons. The latest live action remake of their cartoons is a little different partially because it is directed by Tim Burton. His view of the world has always been a little off center and this film is no different. The computer graphics of the elephants and other animals are wonderful and Dumbo is adorable. I felt the same pangs when everyone made fun of him and his separation from his mother is very emotional. The sequence with the pink elephants in the animated version is redone quite originally. The ending is changed a bit to make it more modern and the crows are no longer in the movie. A good remake with a little bit of a twist.

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