Tim Burton’s Dumbo.

Did that get your attention? – Because it certainly got mine. As did the possible cast: Will Smith as… no, not the elephant; as the Good Dad; and Tom Hanks as the villain.  Which I must admit: I have no idea who that would be, because we didn’t watch Disney movies growing up and I’ve been hit or miss with filling in the gaps.  All I really know about Dumbo is that the elephant can eventually fly and that there are crows in it, including one with a supremely unfortunate name. I’m going to enjoy watching Disney finesse that one away, let me tell you.

7 thoughts on “Tim Burton’s Dumbo.”

  1. The original is worth watching, if only for the scene where Dumbo and the mouse get wasted on champagne.

    1. “Elephants on Parade”. Puts most of the psychedelic cartoons from the 60’s to utter shame.

  2. He’s definitely rewriting the script extensively.
    Dumbo’s father was no part of the movie (and since Dumbo was delivered by a stork, somewhat unnecessary).
    And there really wasn’t a villain per se. At best, society at large was the villain, but it was really more of a “man vs. nature” type of plot.

    1. More of a Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer style plot. “A society hates the deformed until the deformity proves useful”

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