Spring is in full bloom at Stars and Stripes Lubbock! It’s a season of renewal, and that’s definitely the case at Walt Disney Studios as they roll out their latest live-action remake of a beloved animated classic, Dumbo!
Where the original 1941 Dumbo was primarily a series of animated vignettes focusing on the titular big-eared elephant and his life at the circus, this newest version, directed by Tim Burton, adds more of a human element to the story. Set in a time where three ring circuses are fading into obscurity, Dumbo tells the tale of a small family who are tasked by the circus ringmaster with caring for a newborn elephant with oversized ears. But after the discovery that the elephant is actually capable of flying, the circus, and its diverse crew of workers, receive a sudden resurgence in popularity. As was the case with its animated predecessor, Dumbo instills the belief that no matter who we are, or where we come from, we’re all capable of greatness.
Besides Dumbo himself, the film also features a lineup of circus-sized talent. Colin Farrell, Eva Green, Danny Devito, and Michael Keaton all star. For Devito and Keaton, as well director Tim Burton, Dumbo marks a reunion of sorts as the first time the two actors have starred opposite together since Burton’s Batman Returns. The two veteran actors undergo a role-reversal of sorts this time around, however, as Devito trades the villainous persona of The Penguin for the lovable aging ringmaster Max Medici opposite Keaton’s sinister business tycoon V.A. Vandevere.
It promises to be a night of high-flying fun at Stars and Stripes Lubbock! Click the link below to get your tickets for Dumbo!
See you at the drive-in!