Latest DUMBO Clip Has Everyone Seeing Dumbo For the First Time and Critic Reactions
We are so dang close to the release of Disney’s Dumbo, but in the meantime we are getting fun little clip and featurette to keep us excited for the big day.
I already know I’m going to cry because I absolutely cannot get through the original animated movie without bawling like a baby about Dumbo’s mom being taken away from him and singing Baby Mine through the jail cell while he cries. I mean, a crying baby elephant. So wrong!
Anyway, I can also tell I am not going to like Danny DeVito’s character as he doesn’t seem to take kindly to Dumbo, despite it being totally obvious that a baby elephant with gigantic ears and big blue eyes would totally be a money-maker for his greedy sleaze ball of a character.
In the clip we see everyone from the circus crew seeing Dumbo for the first time, and Danny DeVito not looking very pleased. As for the featurette, it’s called “Welcome To Dreamland” and it offer us a magicial behind-the-scenes look.
I also included some recent reactions from Critics who have already had a chance to see the movie. As you’ll see, for the most part they seemed to have enjoyed the movie.
Enjoy the clip, and let us know if you’ll be seeing Dumbo when he flies into theatres on March 28th.
I’ll be at the drive-in with my kids… crying like a baby.
Our reporter @minkus saw #Dumbo. “It’s absolutely wonderful - a beautiful story, quite different than the original, that won’t leave a dry eye in the theater. The cast is kismet together on screen. It’s one of Tim Burton’s best in a long time.” Full review on the 26th. pic.twitter.com/1VvhDU9dbl— Attractions Magazine (@Attractions) March 12, 2019
#Dumbo has a blessedly surprising pro-animal rights agenda wrapped in a subtle, rebellious meta-commentary on a band of outsiders shaking up a corporate establishment. Its aesthetic design is dazzling, gorgeous & meticulous. The CG elephant is absolutely adorable. pic.twitter.com/hN0gjHUiv4— Courtney Howard (@Lulamaybelle) March 12, 2019
I enjoyed #Dumbo. Fantastic art/production design, a surprising/necessary pro-animal rights message. One of the best live action films Burton has directed in years. Unlike most Disney adaptations, its in the unique position to be 35% an adaptation and 65% a sequel, which is cool. pic.twitter.com/Yqzbl7uY3Q— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) March 12, 2019
I really enjoyed #Dumbo . It’s a beautiful and whimsical movie, starring a CGI elephant with so much heart. It’s also a rather simple tale, so don’t expect tons of character septh. But I still had a blast with the ride it took me on and it’s the best Burton’s been in years. pic.twitter.com/tKu6eHfKlM— Chris E. Hayner (@ChrisHayner) March 12, 2019
#Dumbo the character is quite cute. But unfortunately, though it looks great, the movie lacks the sincerity and heart that made the animated original a classic. Too manufactured, and it’s super talented cast is a bit wasted on paper thin characters and relationships. -Mike M— The Nerds of Color (@TheNerdsofColor) March 12, 2019
The character Dumbo is an irresistible cannonball of tenderness. Every time he flies it lifts your spirit! Danny DeVito steals the show with a hilarious performance. Formulaic and melodramatic, but a better film than the Disney live-action adaptations from last year.— Nestor Cine (@NestorCine) March 12, 2019
Watched #Dumbo last week. Despite some great visuals, a very fun Michael Keaton performance, and an adorable baby pachyderm, the movie never really gets you caring as much about what's going on as the original. The human stories feel undercooked and it really rains on the parade.— Tom Jorgensen (@Tom_Jorgensen) March 12, 2019