Tim Burton’s Dumbo (2019)
Visionary director’s take on the classic 1941 Disney film looks characteristically stylish
Tim Burton, the man who brought such wonderful stories as Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Ed Wood to the big screen is back with a remake of Disney’s classic animated feature, Dumbo.
We’re huge fans of Burton here at Man Wants and we each have our own favourite. Though most of us opted for Edward Scissorhands, Ali, never one to conform, chose Ed Wood as her favourite Tim Burton feature. When pressed as to why she said simply “it’s delightfully odd and naive”
The film carries a PG rating which I’d hope means some fantastic cinema audiences ranging from young to old. Michael Keaton and Danny DeVito, two actors who have worked with Burton before, return to play some trademark quirky roles with Keaton set to be the ruthless entrepreneur bent on exploiting the extraordinarily big-eared young elephant.
I hope, hope, hope that this is a return to Burton’s dark and whimsical best. So much of his films in recent years have never quite lived up to the expectation. When his imagination and unique vision are allowed to dominate the results are usually wonderful. Big Fish and Alice in Wonderland were made for Burton.
Danny Elfman, Burton’s long time musical companion, returns to add what will undoubtedly be a fun, dark, fresh, unconventional and memorable soundtrack.
So yes, we’re super excited to see Tim Burton return to the big screen this year and thought we’d rather unashamedly use the opportunity to share a few of our favourite images from his work.
If you are a Burton fan please do share with us your favourite moments from his art, writing or film.