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Yes, it is true! Dumbo Baby Elephant is here and arrives today on Digital 4K UHD, HD, and SD, 4K Ultra HD Edition (4K UHD, Blu-ray and Digital Code), Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Code) and on single DVD! Are you as excited as we are?!?
I received a copy of the new Dumbo the other day and we love it! We had a fun family movie night on Sunday night and watched this adorable Dumbo baby elephant in action! Such a sweet movie!
“Dumbo,” the grand live-action adventure from Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, has expanded on the beloved animated classic and sent spirits soaring, all over the world! This movie is the best yet!
In “Dumbo,” a struggling circus owner Max Medici enlists former star Holt Farrier and his children to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive but sinister entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere, who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, spectacular, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland.
Stunning extras will transport viewers to the set of “Dumbo,” where cast members Danny DeVito (circus owner Max Medici), Michael Keaton (opportunistic businessman V.A. Vandevere), Colin Farrell (war-veteran-turned-elephant-keeper Holt Farrier), Eva Green (stunning aerialist Colette Marchant), Nico Parker (Farrier’s daughter, Milly) and Finley Hobbins (Farrier’s son, Joe) share their personal stories of courage and character.
The Features explore how Disney’s timeless animated story was brought to life with an incredibly expressive, lovable, fully computer-generated baby elephant; the longtime collaboration of Burton, production designer Rick Heinrichs and costume designer Colleen Atwood, which resulted in jaw-dropping sets and costumes; and the creation of the visually colossal Dreamland parade sequence. Also included are nine deleted scenes, hidden and not-so-hidden Easter eggs, bloopers and a special performance of “Baby Mine” by Arcade Fire.
Bonus features include*:
BLU-RAY & DIGITAL HD:
- CIRCUS SPECTACULARS: Dumbo’s cast shares their experience of making the film—and get to the heart of a story about family and believing in yourself.
- THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM: Explore how one of Disney’s most lovable characters went from an animated classic to a stunning live-action retelling.
- BUILT TO AMAZE: Get a closer look at the film’s production and costume design.
- DELETED SCENES: A compelling collection of scenes that almost made the final film.
- Roustabout Rufus
- Pachyderm Plans
- The Other Medici Brother
- Monkey Business
- A Star Is Born
- Where’s Dumbo
- Elephant Heist
- A Seat at the Show
- EASTER EGGS ON PARADE: Discover the hidden and not-so-hidden nods to the animated Dumbo in this narrated tribute to the Disney classic.
- CLOWNING AROUND: Laugh along with the cast in a collection of big-top bloopers and goofs from the set.
- “BABY MINE”: Visual video performed by Arcade Fire
- DREAMLAND – ANATOMY OF A SCENE: From Final Script to Final Scene: The filmmakers and cast talk a lot about the feeling of “grand intimacy” in the film. Step right up as they bring the Dreamland parade to life, accomplishing the rare marriage of a massive spectacle combined with an emotional tenderness.
Dumbo is directed by Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”) from a screenplay by Ehren Kruger (“The Ring,” “Ghost in the Shell”), and produced by Justin Springer (“TRON: Legacy”), Kruger, Katterli Frauenfelder (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Big Eyes”) and Derek Frey (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Frankenweenie”).
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Learn To Juggle With Dumbo Baby Elephant!
Yes! I have always wanted to learn to juggle and now I can. In celebration of the release, you can learn to juggle just like the circus performers in the film! Juggling sharpens your mind and quickens your reflexes, so start practicing with the step-by-step guide below!
Fun, Elephant Facts!
After watching Dumbo, my kids were totally into learning more about elephants. They wanted to know everything there was to know about them! If you or your kids want to learn more about elephants, go here! So many fun, elephant facts!
Dumbo Baby Elephant Fun Facts!
Since we all love Dumbo so much, I wanted to share some super fun Dumbo baby elephant fun facts with you all!
*ONCE UPON A TIME — The basic story of “Dumbo” dates back to 1939 as a planned
novelty item called a Roll-A-Book—a box with little knobs that readers turned to read the
story through a window. Authors Helen Aberson and Harold Pearl wrote the story
“Dumbo the Flying Elephant.” Whether the Roll-A-Book was ever produced is a
mystery—none have been located—but when Walt Disney purchased the rights to the
story, he published about 1,430 copies of a regular book-version of the story.
*SHORT SIGHTED – “Dumbo” was originally slated as a 30-minute short film. It
ultimately expanded to just under 64 minutes (Disney’s second shortest animated
feature film behind 1942’s “Saludos Amigos,” which was just 42 minutes).
*HIS LIPS ARE SEALED – In the original animated film, Dumbo—who won the hearts of
viewers around the world—doesn’t speak, though Mrs. Jumbo, Timothy Mouse, and
many other animals do. In Tim Burton’s reimagining of the story, none of the animals
*ANIMAL MAGIC — The live-action reimagining of “Dumbo” utilizes state-of-the-art visual
effects to portray Dumbo and many of his four-legged counterparts.
*CHOO CHOO – Utilizing the design of the train in the animated film “Dumbo,”
filmmakers behind the live-action reimagining constructed a full-scale Casey Jr. train for
the film. However, since the Medici Bros. Circus is far from new and shiny, the train had
to be aged with chipped paint and wear and tear to aptly reflect the state of the circus.
*KEEP IT SIMPLE – Director Tim Burton and his production team wanted to honor the
minimal and expressionistic look of the original animated film. To bring the look into the
live-action realm, they studied film noir to develop stripped-down environments and
lighting strategies—ultimately striking a balance between reality and expressionism.
*SETTING UP CAMP – “Dumbo” was shot just outside London on soundstages at
Pinewood Studios East—becoming the second film to shoot in the new section of the
famous film lot.
*KEEPING IT REAL – The production team built as much of Medici Bros. Circus and
Dreamland as possible to ground the story in the environment.
*HORSING AROUND – Colin Farrell is no stranger to horses, having appeared in
several films that required extensive horse riding (“Alexander,” “Winter’s Tale,” among
others). But when the “Dumbo” script described his character as a former circus star
with a popular equestrian act, Farrell trained with a lasso and horse-riding instructor.
*SCIENCE GEEK – The props department armed Milly with books by physicist Marie
Curie to showcase the character’s passion for science. Nico Parker, who portrays Milly,
spent some time studying the books to better understand her character—but says she
doesn’t share Milly’s scientific leanings.
*WILD ACCESSORY – Actor Roshan Seth, who portrays snake charmer Premesh
Singh comfortably carried a live python around his neck in most scenes that featured
*SEEMS FISHY – The tank that houses Miss Atlantis was constructed with double
walls—a narrow internal tank that lined the bigger tank was filled with water and fish to
create the illusion that she was underwater.
*TILTING THE SCALES – Miss Atlantis’ costume consisted of more than 100
overlapping scales, which were hand stitched. Alternating rows of black and turquoise,
the scales were constructed from 3-4 layers of fabric with sequin borders to give each
scale a reflective quality.
*TWO OF A KIND – In the film, Ivan the Wonderful and Catherine the Greater are a
husband-and-wife team of illusionists who care for Milly and Joe after their mother
passes and before their father returns from war. Real-life couple Miguel Munoz and
Zenaida Alcalde portrays the duo. The Spanish performers specialize in physical theater,
trapeze, and magic.
*UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE – The circus troupe assembled for the film hailed from all
over the world. The significant language barriers made it difficult for the performers to
connect—that is until they set up a Ping-Pong table.
*AIMING HIGH – Eva Green portrays aerialist Colette Marchant—but the actress joined
the production with a serious fear of heights. A professional aerialist was hired to double
for Green as needed and worked with the actress to build her confidence in the air. In
the end, Green conquered much of her fear and was able to perform a lot of the
*ON YOUR TOES — To play the role of aerialist Colette Marchant, Eva Green had to
exude not only the physique but the fluidity such a performer would embody. Personal
trainer and aerialist Francesca Jaynes was tapped to work with Green. One of the
strategies employed to build strength and elegance was ballet.
*MOVIE MAGIC – Since Dumbo, Mrs. Jumbo and the other elephants in the film are
added in post-production by the visual effects department, the production team had to
build on-set stand-ins for fellow performers to act opposite. Lifelike replications were
created in some cases to assist in lighting certain scenes. In other cases, crew
members dressed in green—making them easy to remove in a post—and carried
elephant-sized frames to demonstrate where the elephants would ultimately be placed.
Green stuffies and elephant suits were also created to help establish eye-lines.
*SWEET MELODY – Sharon Rooney, who plays Miss Atlantis, was tapped to sing the
iconic song “Baby Mine” in the film. The song holds a special place in Rooney’s heart—
her grandmother used to sing it to her when she was a child. Rooney also had to play
the ukulele for the scene—she’d never picked up the instrument before. It took her just
a week to learn to play the song.
*I LOVE A PARADE – 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.
*A LITTLE JIGGLE – The team behind the elephants’ animation pushed available
technology to the next level, adding sliding skin, flexing muscles and jiggling fat to give
the animals a sense of mass.
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You can now purchase Dumbo on Digital 4K UHD, HD, and SD, 4K Ultra HD Edition (4K UHD, Blu-ray, and Digital Code), Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Code), Movies Anywhere, and on single DVD! We love Dumbo baby elephant!