DUMBO Press Junket!


DUMBO opens in theatres everywhere on March 29th!

Thank you Disney for inviting me to the DUMBO press junket, and what a junket, OMG! The junket was so big that it was split in two, first round we had our Producers, Costume Designer and Composer. Second junket we had the talent and Director Tim Burton, below is the tremendous breakdown, what an honor to be surrounded by such talent, mind blowing to say the least.

Press Conference #1:

· Composer Danny Elfman

· Costume Designer Colleen Atwood

· Production Designer Rick Heinrichs

· Producer/Screenwriter Ehren Kruge

· Producer Justin Springer

· Producer Derek Frey

· Producer Katterli Frauenfelde

Press Conference #2:

· Michael Keaton (“V.A. Vandevere”)

· Colin Farrell (“Holt Farrier”)

· Danny DeVito (“Max Medici”)

· Eva Green (“Colette Marchant”)

· Nico Parker (“Milly Farrier”)

· Finley Hobbins (Joe Farrier)

· Director Tim Burton

DUMBO is so much more than a story about a adorable elephant, it’s about the love between a parent and a child, acceptance, understanding that silence is compliance, speak up and do what’s right. What Mr. Kruger said resonated with me, how special Dumbo us and the journey.

EHREN KRUGER: Yes. I wanted to be a part of this movie for I think the same reasons that I hope an audience wants to see the movie that for me is a very personal experience of wish fulfillment. Dumbo is not just a Disney character. He’s a mythological character. And I wish he were real. I wish I could have been in the audience of that circus in the golden age of the circus and observe his story. And then to take the next step, not just observe his story, but imagine what it’s like to be Dumbo. And that leads you to a place where you say what would Dumbo want and is the end of the 1941 film truly a satisfying end for Dumbo of that story? And so that just organically led to expanding the story past where the animated film ends.

EHREN KRUGER: All of them. Yeah. But in the same way, why is Dumbo a

universal character and a universally loved character? Because everyone sees themselves in the story of a character who has self doubt, who has flaws, who is defined as one thing by someone else. And has this mouse inside them telling them, maybe you’re more than that. Or maybe that negative is a positive. So we worked very hard to create a menagerie of human characters. The circus family around Dumbo who all in some way were wrestling with uncertainty about themselves and their place in the world and in fact the circus’ place in the world. So that Dumbo could be for each one of them an inspiration like he is to audiences worldwide.

The entire cast was inspirational, because of their passion and enthusiasm in creating such a magical movie it was electrifying to just being in the same room. This is one movie not to be missed, you’ll be moved to tears and then you’ll jump for joy.

DUMBO opens in theatres everywhere on March 29th!

From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, “Dumbo” expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. A new trailer, images and poster are now available. The trailer features Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, Finley Hobbins and Nico Parker.

Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.

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