Here’s how the live-action Dumbo is different from the animated movie

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Don’t worry, there are no spoilers involved, we wouldn’t want to ruin the fun of watching this movie on the big screen. But for those who keenly remember the animated version of Dumbo, we think you’ll find these points quite interesting.

Here are some of the differences we noticed from the animated to the live-action version of Dumbo.

The animals don’t talk

While we won’t really miss Dumbo talking, given that he never really spoke in the animated original, we are going to miss his trusted sidekick, Timothy Mouse.

The missing animal sidekick role is filled by the Farrier children in the live-action version, which brings us to the next point.

There’s more emphasis on human characters

During the animated version of Dumbo, there was only really one human character, the ringmaster who is played by Danny Devito in the live-action version of the movie.

Here, it’s only the humans who get to do the talking.

Since in the live-action movie, Dumbo is photo-realistic, which means that he’s not very expressive, and the animals don’t talk, we need the humans to understand what’s going on in Dumbo’s head, given that he’s the main character and all that.

Dumbo doesn’t get drunk in the live-action movie

Ok maybe this is a tiny bit of a spoiler, but it’s nothing major!

One of the most memorable scenes from the animated version of Dumbo, is when he accidentally gets drunk and starts hallucinating about pink elephants.

Who can forget that scene? All we’re going to say is that the pink elephants do make an appearance, and in a cute way too.

Dumbo is not delivered by a stork

Another scene to remember from the animated movie is the way Dumbo is born, delivered by a stork to his Jumbo mama.

In the live-action movie, Dumbo is born the old fashioned way, like all other baby elephants are born.

Don’t worry, there are no scenes of Jumbo mama actually giving birth during the live-action movie, as Dumbo makes his debut appearance within the first 10 minutes of the film.

The stork scene still manages to make the cut during the live-action film though, but it’s really subtle, so you’ll have to keep an eye out for it!

Join in on the Magic that is the Dumbo event at the Eden Cinemas

The Dumbo event flies into the Eden Cinema theatres on the 6th of April and Eden Cinemas has got a special treat in store for all those attending.

There’s going to be circus entertainment in line with the movie theme, lots of games and amazing surprises awaiting you in the Foyer prior to the screening of this highly anticipated movie!

This is not an event you’ll want to miss, so make sure you buy the 17.45 or the 18.45 tickets edencinemas.com.mt or get your tickets from the mobile app.

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