Disney released a series of Dumbo character posters featuring the best live cast aspect of the live remake and the elephant star. As it stands, 2019 will eventually be Disney’s riskiest year. Not only is Mouse House planning to launch its Disney Plus streaming service, but also to complete the purchase of 20th Century Fox. Mouse House also plans to launch at least three live-action remakes of its classic animated features over the next twelve months. These include revival reports of Disney animations such as Aladdin and The Lion King as well as Dumbo.
Based on the popular eponymous letter from 1941, Dumbo was led by Tim Burton and brings the director along with his frequent collaborators Danny DeVito, Michael Keaton and Eva Green to the camera. Colin Farrell completes the cast for adults, which will be the first internal release of the studio from 2019 and the second overall victory after Captain Marvel. With the New Year at our disposal, Disney began intensifying its efforts to promote the Burton movie, starting with a few commercials for the New Year.
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The Mouse House is gone and has presented five new posters for Dumbo. Of course, the flying elephant gets a poster for itself, along with Farrell as Holt Farrier, a former horse actor and widower who had lost an arm in World War I, and DeVito as Max Medici, former circus boss of Holt He hires Holt to look after an elephant baby with huge ears … ears that seem to defy gravity. Keaton works as V.A. Vandevere, the owner of an outstanding venue called Dreamland, where artists like the French aviator Colette Marchant (Green) work. The last two also have their own posters, as you can see below.
While the master of ceremonies in vivacious Dumbo is a villain, it is Vandevere who acts as an antagonist throughout the Burton movie. The character enters the action after Dumbo flies for the first time and becomes the star attraction of the Medici circus, causing Vandevere to acquire the elephant for Dreamland (which has more than a few dark secrets to it). It seems that Keaton has always enjoyed playing the bad guys, between his roles as villains in RoboCop and Spider-Man: Homecoming and unlike McDonald’s “Founder” in “The Founder”. Keaton told EW that he likes to play bad guys and that “it’s often fun to play the opponent and that was [in Dumbo]”.
The movie’s sleek and colorful costumes were designed by Colleen Atwood (Burton’s trusted collaborator and four-time Oscar winner) and look great only on these posters. Burton’s Dumbo generally (in the truest sense of the word) looks good, with his images somewhere between the aesthetics of the 2D animated version and the fantastic images of Burton’s latest projects (see also: Big Eyes, Home for Peculiar) Children of Miss Peregrine). Dumbo’s story of “inclusion, acceptance, kindness, and support,” as Ferrell described it at EW, has not gone out of fashion and is certainly as relevant today as it was nearly seventy years ago. It remains to be seen, however, whether Burton still considers it relevant.