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Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media

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Friday, March 29, 2019
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Burton's live-action remake of Disney classic could be dark.
  • March 29, 2019
  • PG
  • 2019

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Dumbo is a live-action remake of the 1941 Disney animated classic. It tells the story of a baby circus elephant named Dumbo who's teased for his enormous ears. When his handler, Holt (Colin Farrell), and Holt's children discover that Dumbo can fly, owner Max Medici (Danny Devito) realizes that the elephant could save his circus. Dumbo's success attracts even more fame and recognition, especially from V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), the persuasive owner of an extravagant spectacle called Dreamland that has some dark secrets. With imaginative director Tim Burton at the helm, you can expect this remake to have impressive visuals, as well as a potentially dark/creepy tone that might be too scary for younger or sensitive kids. But this version should also do away with some of the original's racial stereotypes, while keeping the positive messages about family and appreciating differences.

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For kids who love Disney magic

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