Disney’s Dumbo Is Now In Theaters, check out 6 cool movie facts and print some awesome printable coloring and activity pages.
Disney’s Dumbo is finally in theaters everywhere! Have you seen the film yet? If you haven’t yet, make sure you head on over to the theater this weekend to see it. But before you do, check out 6 cool movie facts below and print the amazing printable coloring and activity pages for your family to enjoy!
About Disney’s Dumbo
From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure DUMBO expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. 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.
6 Disney’s Dumbo Movie Fun Facts
ANIMAL MAGIC — The live-action reimagining of “Dumbo” utilizes state-of-the-art visual effects to portray Dumbo and many of his four-legged counterparts.
CHOO CHOO – Utilizing the design of the train in the animated film “Dumbo,” filmmakers behind the live-action reimagining constructed a full-scale Casey Jr. train for the film. However, since the Medici Bros. Circus is far from new and shiny, the train had to be aged with chipped paint and wear and tear to aptly reflect the state of the circus.
KEEP IT SIMPLE – Director Tim Burton and his production team wanted to honor the minimal and expressionistic look of the original animated film. To bring the look into the live-action realm, they studied film noir to develop stripped-down environments and lighting strategies—ultimately striking a balance between reality and expressionism.
SETTING UP CAMP – “Dumbo” was shot just outside London on soundstages at Pinewood Studios East—becoming the second film to shoot in the new section of the famous film lot.
KEEPING IT REAL – The production team built as much of Medici Bros. Circus and Dreamland as possible to ground the story in the environment.
SCIENCE GEEK – The props department armed Milly with books by physicist Marie Curie to showcase the character’s passion for science. Nico Parker, who portrays Milly, spent some time studying the books to better understand her character—but says she doesn’t share Milly’s scientific leanings.
ODE TO TIMOTHY – In the film, Milly and Joe have a little mouse circus—a nod to Timothy Q. Mouse in the animated movie.
Disney’s Dumbo Coloring and Activity Sheets: (click on the links below to print the individual pages)
- Dumbo Coloring Page
- Dumbo Coloring Page 2
- Dumbo Connect the Dots Activity Page
- Dumbo Maze Activity Page
- Dumbo Origami Activity Page
- Dumbo Stickers
- Dumbo Zoetrope Activity Page
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Disclosure: I was provided with the information in this post by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. No compensation was received.