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Disney’s Dumbo Teen Movie Review

I saw an advanced screening of Dumbo as a guest of Disney

One of my favorite childhood movies is Dumbo. I feel like we all fell in love with the cute little elephant with ears too big for its head as soon as we saw it on screen. When I heard the news that they were making a live-action Dumbo, I was ecstatic! I immediately adored the idea of seeing a little dumbo in live action. And to make it even better it was a Tim Burton film!

Disney's Dumbo Live Action

I went up to Burbank to view a screener of the film, and one of my v v favorite things about it was how it was so close to the original storyline but so different. The original movie is only about 60 minutes long, so of course, they had to add some more plot to it. It all fit together so perfectly, and I felt like I was immersed in my younger years when I would watch Dumbo on an old DVD player.

Another really cool thing about this film is all of the actors and actresses. There are two children in the film who are acting for the first time in a large production movie, and they were phenomenal! Other wonderful actors included Danny DeVito and Michael Keaton.

Bath time in Disney's Dumbo

But the best thing about this movie is the message it sends to kids and adults everywhere. Along with the original Dumbo it shares the message that it is okay to be different. It is okay to have something that makes you special. It just adds to your uniqueness.

Sometimes we can all relate to Dumbo because we have all felt lost or outcast in our lifetimes. This movie shows that you can accept that and make something out of it. And it doesn’t hurt that little Dumbo is the cutest thing that you have ever seen.

The magic of Disney's Dumbo

The last thing that I have to say about this movie is the beautiful score. The music in this film is so beautiful mixing some of the old and some of the new from the original movie. I heard some tunes that I recognized from the original Dumbo and some that were entirely new.

Dumbo is out in theaters today. This live-action version of the film is unlike anything you have ever seen before. Bring the entire family to remember what Dumbo is really all about. And you can relive some of your favorite moments of the film.

Finding love in Disney's Dumbo

Learn more about Disney’s Dumbo online, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Share your love for the film on social media using the hashtag #Dumbo and #DisneysDumbo.

Ella is the OC Mom Blog teen blogger. She is an integrated arts student at the Orange County School of the Arts by day, and a fashionista by night. She loves baking, teddy bears and nice people. Read her column here
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