Dumbo

No Feathers Needed—How the Dumbo VFX Team Made an Elephant Fly

By Beth Deitchman

More than 70 years ago, Mrs. Jumbo looked down at her “baby mine” for the very first time and, after one look at his expressive blue eyes, she was smitten—and so were we. Dumbo, the 1941 animated feature, has been a fan-favorite since its release, largely because of its adorable elephant protagonist who captivated us with his oversized ears…

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How Tim Burton and Co. Helped Dumbo Soar to New Heights

By Zach Johnson

“I never liked the circus,” Tim Burton admits, “but I like the idea of it.”

That is why Burton, a self-described “weirdo,” wanted to direct and produce the live-action reimagining of Disney’s animated classic Dumbo (in theaters March 29). Producer Ehren Kruger, who wrote the screenplay, had been a fan of the peculiar pachyderm since…

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Dumbo the Flying Elephant

See Where Dumbo Soars at Disney Parks Around the World

By Nicole Nalty

Our favorite flying elephant is soaring onto the big screen on March 29 in a live action reimagining of the 1941 animated classic. Before Dumbo makes his triumphant flight into theaters, we’re celebrating something almost as iconic as the film itself—the Disney theme park attraction, Dumbo the Flying Elephant.

Making its debut in Disneyland…

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5 Things We Learned from Dumbo’s Cast and Filmmakers

By Tim Lammers

Seventy-eight years after the Walt Disney animated film classic Dumbo debuted in theaters, director Tim Burton and his troupe of performers are bringing a new big top spectacle to the big screen with their live-action reimagining of the flying elephant tale. Here are five things D23 learned about Dumbo from Burton, stars Danny DeVito and Colin…

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You Can’t Miss These Thrilling New Trailers—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

This Brand-New Avengers: Endgame Trailer is Everything We Needed Today…

You know it’s gonna be a good day when you can catch a new glimpse at some of the world’s greatest Super Heroes. Yes, we were just gifted with a brand-new trailer for Avengers: Endgame, Marvel Studios’ sure-to-be-monumental conclusion to a whopping 22…

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A Night at the Circus: Every Magical Moment from the Dumbo World Premiere

By Karina Schink

On the evening of March 11, the the fifth floor of the Dolby Theatre was transformed. Aerial dancers took flight in hoops above and jugglers on stilts began to perform as bells chimed from the carnival games and the smell of hot dogs and popcorn filled the air. The circus had come to town.

But this was no ordinary circus, for this troupe of…

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Opening Date and First Look at Maleficent: Mistress of Evil—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Get reacquainted with Maleficent this fall, and check out Arcade Fire’s unique take on a classic Disney tune… Read more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs!

Breaking Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge News

In case you missed that (ridiculously exciting!!!) disturbance in the Force this week, our good pals over…

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Amazing Disney Movie Posters Designed by Cao Zheng Celebrate Chinese New Year

By Jocelyn Buhlman

Since February 5, we’ve been celebrating the year of the pig through fun at Disney parks—and now the fun is extending to some of the year’s most highly anticipated films. In celebration of the Chinese New Year, artist Cao Zheng has designed a stunning selection of posters for some of the upcoming Disney movies we can’t wait to see. Check…

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You Can’t Miss the Marvel and Disney Movie Sneak Peeks in the Spring 2019 Issue of Disney twenty-three

By D23 Team

This March, Marvel Studios’ epic new adventure Captain Marvel flies into theaters, and Disney twenty-three was on set during production. This groundbreaking new movie explores the origin story of Carol Danvers, and stars Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson give us the behind-the-scenes details about making the film, plus the charming story of how they…

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Don’t Miss These Enchanting New Trailers—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Catch a sneak peek at Disney’s upcoming Dumbo and Aladdin, and see the latest adorable short from Pixar Animation Studios… Read more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs!

New Dumbo Trailer Delights and New Aladdin Trailer Mesmerizes…

There is a plethora of fantabulous Disney fun coming soon to a…

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