LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Big-eared baby elephant Dumbo may be the star of Walt Disney Co’s remake of its 1941 animated movie classic but the film was shot without its adorable star ever making an appearance on set.
The cast of the live action “Dumbo,” arriving in movie theaters worldwide this week, had to act opposite an assortment of models and stunt men and women while the elephant was being created by computer-generated imagery (CGI).
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“It is weird that you’re making a movie with all these great actors and the main character is not there,” director Tim Burton told Reuters Television.
“Dumbo,” which stars Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito and Michael Keaton, is the tale of an elephant born to a struggling circus who is ridiculed for his huge ears, until he uses them to fly and becomes the main attraction of the show.
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Farrell, who plays the father of two children who adopt Dumbo, said he never saw an elephant while making the film.
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