Disney captured a lot of "remake" fun when they did The Jungle Book but it was lost when they Dumbo.
There was no real reason to attempt a "live-action" remake of Dumbo. The original was perfectly fine and frankly, this was nothing more than trying to show off that you could do more with computer graphics.
It should have been better. Colin Ferrell, Michael Keaton, and Danny Devito are a pretty good lineup but the story was boring and nothing new. The shot-for-shot storylines that exist within an attempt at a new story were not ones that made the audience remenisce about the past but instead, yawn.
The Disney Company could have done without this one. The trailers for the film initially looked enticing enough but it wasn't something we really needed.
- The film brought in a world total of $353 million but the costs, including marketing, cost closer to $500 million. The film simply couldn't draw the attention of subsequent viewers because there wasn't much original about the story. Baby elephant has big ears and can fly with a feather to give him confidence while working for a circus.