– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Dumbo isn’t exactly a carbon copy of the original film. Unlike a lot of the other Disney live-action adaptations we’ve had in recent years, this movie has an identity all its own, and doesn’t seem to share a lot in common with its predecessor apart from the core premise. But that’s not to say it has NO connections to the original movie. In fact, it looks like there was a lot of time and care the filmmakers put into specific homages that true fans would love to see.

In a new exclusive clip from LRM Online, we see several Easter Eggs pointed out to us. From the storks to Timothy Q. Mouse, we get to see a bunch of interesting nods that many of us missed in our first viewing. But of course, these aren’t the only extras the film’s home release will offer.

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Stunning extras will transport viewers to the set of Dumbo, where cast members Danny DeVito (circus owner Max Medici), Michael Keaton (opportunistic businessman V.A. Vandevere), Colin Farrell (war-veteran-turned-elephant-keeper Holt Farrier), Eva Green (stunning aerialist Colette Marchant), Nico Parker (Farrier’s daughter, Milly) and Finley Hobbins (Farrier’s son, Joe) share their personal stories of courage and character. Features explore how Disney’s timeless animated story was brought to life with an incredibly expressive, lovable, fully computer-generated baby elephant; the longtime collaboration of Burton, production designer Rick Heinrichs and costume designer Colleen Atwood, which resulted in jaw-dropping sets and costumes; and the creation of the visually colossal Dreamland parade sequence. Also included are nine deleted scenes, hidden and not-so-hidden Easter eggs, bloopers and a special performance of “Baby Mine” by Arcade Fire.

Below is the official synopsis for Dumbo:

“In “Dumbo,” struggling circus owner Max Medici enlists former star Holt Farrier and his children to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive but sinister entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere, who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, spectacular, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland.

Dumbo will swoop into homes on Digital in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and Movies Anywhere, and physically on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD — with never-before-seen bonus features, deleted scenes, Easter eggs and bloopers!

It hits DVD and Blu-ray on June 25, 2019!


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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.