To say I’m Disney obsessed would be an understatement. A few weeks ago I attended a special screening of Dumbo, directed by Tim Burton at the Disney Studios in Burbank. I had never seen the 60 minute original in its entirety, but I thought, I love Tim Burton and I love elephants, what the heck, I might as well. The movie was adorable. Tim Burton creates these amazingly “odd” characters, who don’t entirely fit in, but “fit” all at the same time.
After the screening I was able sit and listen to the cast and crew at a press conference at the Beverly Hills Hilton.
First off, Danny Elfman of Oingo Boingo!!! That’s it, it’s not a complete sentence, and I don’t really care. He’s worked with the master (should I call Tim Burton that? It sounds like I’m starting some strange cult, but I really don’t care. The cult of Tim Burton) 17 times. Danny Elfman was cool. I love his scores. It’s not really a Tim Burton film without a Danny Elfman score. The Nightmare Before Christmas is one of my favorite Tim Burton film’s of all time. I always love when Disney transforms the Haunted Mansion into The Nightmare Before Christmas…. (Take that Disney World!!)
Tim Burton was amazing to listen to. So were Michael Keaton and Danny DeVito. I could sit and listen to those three all day long. I really didn’t want this press conference to end. It was one of the highlights of my career. Tim Burton was a little all over the place, but everything he said made sense. Tim Burton is truly a creative genius.
One of the most wonderful things that came out of the film is what Danny DeVito says at the end of the movie, that animals shouldn’t be locked in cages. I agree wholeheartedly. Dumbo, with his big blue eyes and big floppy ears, can really melt your heart.
Anyway, this movie was a beautiful film about family and protecting those you love. Everyone should take their kids to see this movie. I may even go see it again.
I even got a Funko Pop Dumbo to add to my Pop collection!!! These were given out with our Dumbo “Swag Bags”!