Talk about Dumbo. Let’s talk about the movie. Oh, yeah. So the original was– what
was the original about, and what is this about? The original was– this is
very much about the same thing the original is about. The original is about a baby
elephant born into a circus, and the baby elephant is
born with, as you can see, exceptionally large ears. Which, of course, everyone
ridicules and isolates as a result of his
physical anomaly. And then it’s found out
that the elephant can fly. And he becomes a star, and
he’s accepted by everyone. And it’s kind of a bit of a
weird message at its core. It’s a nice message
about difference. But this one, there’s no
human component, really. There are background
human players in the original animated film. In this one there’s
a family story. The elephant still features. But the whole thing is about– Look, it’s just a message
that will never get old, and human beings will never
tire of needing to hear. Which is not just
accepting difference, but celebrating
difference, having curiosity around difference. And it’s a story about families
that are finding their way back to each other. The baby elephant is
separated from his mother forcefully, et cetera. I’m not going to get
political and draw allegorical comparisons. You can do that yourselves,
but it’s a sweet story. I play a father whose two kids
were raised by the circus, because he went off to
fight in the First War. And his wife died. Their mother died
while he was gone. So there’s really
heavy themes, but dealt with a lightness of touch. And to work with Tim
Burton was amazing. Yeah. Oh, sure. Ellen, he’s just–
he’s such a magic dude. And there’s so much going on. There’s so many people
in the background, because it’s a circus. Totally. People are crying
just from the trailer. So it’s a sweet story. Nice. We have them. Yeah. Yeah, yeah, yeah. When you get them
crying on the trailer. It was amazing working on. Because as you said, the circus,
all the people that were there. They hired people
from everywhere. From Mongolia, to Russia,
other parts of Eastern Europe, South America. You’d look in one corner,
there’d be a contortionist. It’s like the dancers
that you had on here. Which was– I mean– you may have been
catching your breath, tWitch, but I was
hyperventilating watching those dudes. Crazy. Yeah, crazy. And I’m just– There
was jugglers everywhere. Every day on the set, there was
200 or 300 professional clowns and acrobats. It was an extraordinary
film to work on. Amazing.