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Dumbo World Premiere

Tim Burton And Michael Keaton Talk About Their New Film

The circus was finally in town—at least for one night. If those motifs seem a bit strange, they were for good reason as Disney premiered its latest live action film Dumbo. Based on the company’s 1941 animated classic, this modern day retelling of the story brings the little elephant to life—while introducing some brand new elements that will keep children of all ages on the edge of their seat. Director Tim Burton along with the film’s cast were on hand to talk about the film.

It shouldn’t go unnoticed to Batman and Beetlejuice fans that this remake brings together the pair of Burton and Keaton. More than their contributions, the film stars other acclaimed actors like Colin Farrell, Eva Green, and Danny DeVito. It’s a cast that Burton was more than happy to welcome into this “world.”

The lead character carries some surprising and not so surprising themes on those beautifully large ears. One element of Dumbo’s abilities holds extra symbolism and significance for the director.

Michael Keaton is no stranger to hit films, especially when Tim Burton is involved. The actor reflects on the film as well as how people will accept it.

Will the new version live up to the classic? Find out when Dumbo opens March 29th.


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Written by Valerie Thompson

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