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Dumbo

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    80
    from 4 reviewers
  • Dumbo
    2019
    112 min
    PG
    2K Upscale
    HDR10
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: Tim Burton

    Actors: Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green

    Plot: A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer.

    Disc Release Date: 25 June 2019

    • Video
      86
    • Audio
      82
    • Extra
      69
    • Movie
      75

    all scores

    • Video
      90
    • A frequently classically beautiful image

    • Audio
      70
    • A little more punch, and a properly mastered volume level would have made all the difference here, turning a good track into a great one no doubt

    • Extra
      60
    • Limited extras

    • Movie
      70
    • Burton weaves a surprisingly well considered tale, which may have its flaws but which also gets a lot of mileage out of a superb Burton-regulars cast

    • Total
      70
    • A nice addition to Burton's recently-flagging resume, not quite as enjoyable as Miss Peregrine, but far from bad

    Blu-ray.com review by Martin Liebman
    • Video
      80
    • Dumbo was reportedly photographed at a resolution of 3.4K and finished at 2K. Disney's upscaled UHD presentation offers the expected color and clarity improvements over the 1080p Blu-ray, though neither...

    • Audio
      70
    • Dumbo's Dolby Atmos soundtrack suffers from the same lack of low end extension as its DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 Blu-ray counterpart, and it is also volume-challenged as well. With the track adjusted to a...

    • Extra
      50
    • Dumbo's UHD disc contains no supplemental content. The bundled Blu-ray contains the following extras. A Movies Anywhere digital copy code is included with purchase. This release ships with an embossed...

    • Movie
      60
    • The Disney of the 2010s certainly seems comfortable living in the past while taking advantage of the luxuries in the present. These days, the company's innovations are largely in the digital rather than...

    • Total
      70
    • Dumbo is not a dumbed-down version of the original animated classic, but it is a movie that emphasizes its scope and scale more so than its heart and soul. Burton has made a movie that doesn't dismiss...

    High-Def Digest review by Steven Cohen
    • Video
      80
    • The movie is provided with a 2160p HDR10 HEVC H.265 video transfer in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio. Though the image never soars quite as high as some of the best Ultra HD video presentations, the disc still...

    • Audio
      80
    • Unlike its standard Blu-ray counterpart, which houses a DTS-HD MA 7.1 mix, Dumbo is presented on 4K Blu-ray with an English Dolby Atmos soundtrack (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 core). And though the audio here does...

    • Extra
      20
    • Disney has included a decent assortment of behind-the-scenes featurettes. Save for one digital exclusive, all of the extras are presented on the included standard Blu-ray disc. Meanwhile, the "Dreamland:...

    • Movie
      60
    • Whether they wear angora sweaters or have scissors for hands, colorful misfits and tragic outcasts rest at the center of many stories brought to the screen by Tim Burton. And in the director's latest effort,...

    • Total
      70
    • Tim Burton's Dumbo presents an expanded live-action take on the animated classic. But while there are some solid visuals, the overall experience feels a bit generic and disappointingly forgettable. On...

    AVSForum review by Ralph Potts
    • Video
      90
    • This isn’t a colorful film however its palate of sepia tones and variants of blue/red benefited from UHD’s wider color gamut, appearing noticeably warmer and pleasing to the eye. Resolution gets a boost...

    • Audio
      86
    • This is done well, and creates a tangible level of immersion that coincides with the onscreen events. During the “dance of the pink bubble elephants” for example, the mix generates a discernible level...

    • Extra
      70
    • Disc 1: Dumbo Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc 2: Dumbo Blu-ray • CIRCUS SPECTACULARS: Dumbo’s cast share their experience of making the film—and get to the heart of a story about family and believing in yourself....

    • Movie
      60
    • The story of “Dumbo” emerged more than seven decades ago, catching the eye of Walt Disney, who eventually turned it into the Walt Disney Studios’ fourth feature film release. The original animated version...

    • Total
      77
    • Its reimaged story doesn’t have the appeal and heartwarming essence of the original which combined with a few questionable casting choices, relegates it to the fair but, unremarkable category. It comes...