TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - June 13, 2018
It seems hard to believe, but this whole craze with Disney making live action versions of their animated classics started with Tim Burton. The notoriously eccentric director's 2010 film Alice in Wonderland was one of the biggest movies of all time, grossing over a billion dollars at the box office.
Now Disney is welcoming Burton back to work his magic on a live action version of Disney's fourth animated feature, Dumbo. Burton seems like an odd choice for this property, but at only 64 minutes long, the original Dumbo probably has the most room to grow of all the remaining animated properties.
Personally, I'm really looking forward to what Burton's going to do with the "Pink Elephants on Parade" sequence, which seems to be the most Tim Burton-esque scene in the original. I'm also willing to bet he's gonna get rid of the crows, who are horrendous racist stereotypes, but in doing so, he'll be getting rid of one of the best songs in the film. I wonder if he'll just give it to Danny DeVito's character instead.
We're still a ways off from this one, as it doesn't open until next March, but this trailer gives us a pretty good idea of what to expect. Fingers crossed it's better than Alice in Wonderland, though, because no matter how much money that film made, it's still garbage.