Dumbo’s problem isn’t genuinely that the animal is too cute. But that’s part of it.

For starters, it subverts the initial assertion of the movie, which is that Dumbo would be ostracized by humans as a ghastly monstrosity instead of worshipped as the most cute being ever to exist. And at a circus , no less — a lieu parties disappear specific to see things that are creepy in a enjoyable behavior.

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The bigger topic, though, is that Dumbo’s adorableness spate the movie with sentiment that feels primarily unearned.

It is absurd not to feel moved when Dumbo moans for his mother or huddles up to his favorite humans. In the context of a movie that does hardly else to derive genuine feeling response, nonetheless, it’s also difficult not to notice how calculated these minutes feel. Read more …

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