Disney’s live-action Dumbo hits theaters on March 29, and in the run-up to the film’s debut, the cast spoke to Oh My Disney about working with legendary filmmaker Tim Burton.
Being that movies like The Nightmare Before Christmas and Alice in Wonderland are some of our favorite Disney movies of all time, we have always suspected that working with Tim Burton must be a rare and magnificent treat. This was confirmed recently when we visited the set of the upcoming Dumbo, directed by Burton. It was there that the cast of Dumbo gave us some glimpses into why it is such a privilege to get the chance to be directed by the imaginative and legendary director.
“I’ve been such a fan of Tim’s work for the longest time,” said Colin Farrell, when asked what played a role in his decision to star in Dumbo.
“The idea of [acting in] something as sweet and fantastical and otherworldly, while being grounded in some recognizable world that we can relate to, under the direction of Tim, was a dream … I’ve always been looking for something of that ilk,” he added.
A legend himself, Danny DeVito agreed with Farrell and told Uribe:
“I love Tim and I would do anything to be in a movie with him,” said DeVito. He describes his character as “a guy who is under a lot of pressure” to keep the circus up and running.
“He’s not as slick and savvy, but he’s a showman, he’s a barker. He wants to get people in and have a good time and enjoy themselves,” DeVito described.
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