Dumbo flies again. Disney is tapping its animation well once again and bringing another beloved classic to life as a live action feature.Dumbo is a strange choice no matter how you cut it. The original film, which was first released in 1941, is filled with racist overtones and a very simplistic plot. Obviously Disney has chosen to not go that route, there’s literally no way they could.
Instead the studio has decided to lean into the weirdness of a flying baby elephant by hiring Tim Burton to direct. One gathers that Dumbo may not even be the main focus of the movie given that the cast is filled with high-caliber actors like Danny DeVito and Michael Keaton as well as Will Smith and Colin Farrell.