Dumbo (film) A live-action telling of the classic story. Circus owner Max Medici enlists former circus star Holt Farrier and his children, Milly and Joe, to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughing stock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere, who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist Colette Marchant, until Holt learns that, beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets. Directed by Tim Burton. Released Mar. 29, 2019, also in 3D and IMAX, after a Mar. 27 release in Belgium, South Korea, and other countries. Stars Colin Farrell (Holt Farrier), Michael Keaton (V.A. Vandevere), Danny DeVito (Max Medici), Eva Green (Colette Marchant), Nico Parker (Milly Farrier), Finley Hobbins (Joe Farrier). To add a sense of authenticity to the circus, filmmakers recruited fourth-generation circus performer Kristian Kristof from Hungary to share his extensive knowledge and international connections, resulting in a multicultural array of jugglers, clowns, knife throwers, and contortionists. For Dreamland’s parade sequence, costume designer Colleen Atwood’s team created more than 200 costumes for the performers, plus an additional 500 for the crowd characters. Sharon Rooney (Miss Atlantis) sings the iconic ballad “Baby Mine,” written originally for the 1941 animated film. 112 min. Filmed in widescreen format.