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* MrAltDisney: V.A. Vandemere is a surprisingly evil example considering [[Creator/{{Disney}} who produced the film]]. He's a rich businessman running an amusement park very similar to Disneyland, using "If you can dream it, you can do it" as a motto.


** The PinkElephants return for a non-alcoholic scene involving bubble blowers.



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Max Medici may have sold off and fired most of the circus employees over the course of the war to keep core circus in business, but he also allowed Holt's children to stay with the circus when they weren't actually doing anything in the ring, gave Holt a new job when it was impossible for him to continue his original role as a horse-rider, and [[spoiler:eventually sacrifices his new role as Dreamland's executive vice-president because Vandervere intended to fire his original employees while assisting in Dumbo's escape]].
* SelfDisposingVillain: [[spoiler:Rufus Sorghum, the abusive animal handler, deliberately causes Mrs. Jumbo to rampage in the circus tent to spite Holt. He is the only casualty when the beams fall]].

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: RealityEnsues: [[spoiler:After Dumbo starts playing with the controls for Dreamland's power grid and accidentally turns the whole park off, Vandervere angrily turns the power back on, against the advice of his own engineers, who flat-out tell him that the breakers have to be reset otherwise there will be a power surge. He doesn't listen, causing the park to be set ablaze.]]
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Max Medici may have sold off and fired most of the circus employees over the course of the war to keep core circus in business, but he also allowed Holt's children to stay with the circus when they weren't actually doing anything in the ring, gave Holt a new job when it was impossible for him to continue his original role as a horse-rider, and [[spoiler:eventually sacrifices his new role as Dreamland's executive vice-president because Vandervere intended to fire his original employees while assisting in Dumbo's escape]].
** Mr. Sotheby, a high-ranking executive to Vandervere, resigned on the spot after the latter announced his plans to have Dumbo's mother killed and then ran off to tell Medici Circus on what might happen.
* SelfDisposingVillain: SelfDisposingVillain:
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[[spoiler:Rufus Sorghum, the abusive animal handler, deliberately causes Mrs. Jumbo to rampage in the circus tent to spite Holt. He is the only casualty when the beams fall]].



* TrashTheSet: [[spoiler: Dreamland literally burns to the ground thanks to Vandervere's own VillainousBreakdown.]]
* UnresolvedSexualTension: Holt and Colette get some ShipTease and some close moments, but [[MaybeEverAfter they never explicitly get together]].

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* TrashTheSet: [[spoiler: Dreamland [[spoiler:Dreamland literally burns to the ground thanks to Vandervere's own VillainousBreakdown.]]
* UnresolvedSexualTension: Holt UnresolvedSexualTension:Holt and Colette get some ShipTease and some close moments, but [[MaybeEverAfter they never explicitly get together]].


* MagicFeather: As in the original (which became the TropeNamer), Dumbo gets one. This time, however, Dumbo gets it from his human friend Milly and not a group of talking crows. According to her, he cannot fly without it.

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* MagicFeather: As in the original (which became the TropeNamer), Dumbo gets one. This time, however, While in the original movie the crows introduced this pretty much out of nowhere (considering the audience already knew he had flown without one the night before), here it's used as a FalseCause - the first few times Dumbo gets it propels himself into the air, it's the result of him sneezing from a feather he had sucked up his human friend trunk, which leads Milly and not a group of talking crows. According to her, conclude that he cannot fly without it.it. [[spoiler:But at some point Holt realises this isn't the case, outright telling her in the climax that he doesn't need the feather.]]


** Bordering with [[spoiler: ImpliedLoveInterest, as in the epilogue Colette becomes part of the ''Future Cowboy'' act with Holt Farrier and she's shown sweetly leaning on him while he shoots her down from the sky popping the ballons keeping her afloat with his gun, taking the place of Farrier's wife in a revamped version of their past act]]

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** Bordering with [[spoiler: ImpliedLoveInterest, as in the epilogue Colette becomes part of the ''Future Cowboy'' act with Holt Farrier and she's shown sweetly leaning on him while he shoots her down from the sky popping the ballons keeping her afloat with his gun, taking the place of Farrier's wife in a revamped version of their past act]]act.]]


* BabyBlueEyes: Dumbo has these.


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* InnocentBlueEyes: Dumbo has these to distinguish himself from the other elephants


''Dumbo'' is a 2019 film, a live-action remake of the [[Disney/Dumbo Disney animated classic]] of the same name directed by Creator/TimBurton.

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''Dumbo'' is a 2019 film, a live-action remake of the [[Disney/Dumbo [[Disney/{{Dumbo}} Disney animated classic]] of the same name directed by Creator/TimBurton.


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* BabyBlueEyes: Dumbo has these.


''Dumbo'' is a 2019 film, a live-action remake of the [[Disney/{{Dumbo}} Disney animated classic]] of the same name directed by Creator/TimBurton.

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''Dumbo'' is a 2019 film, a live-action remake of the [[Disney/{{Dumbo}} [[Disney/Dumbo Disney animated classic]] of the same name directed by Creator/TimBurton.

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%%* DullSurprise: The performances of the actors playing the two Farrier children tend to be...inexpressive.

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* PapaWolf: Holt Farrier without a doubt! When Dreamland is set on fire, Vandevereís right-Hand man, Neils chases Holtís children, Milly and Joe. Holt saves some horses and mounts one of them. As Neils chases Milly and Joe into the burning circus tent, Holt rescues his children by lassoing Neils and having the horse drag him away.


* TheManIsStickingItToTheMan: [[spoiler: The film's villain is a tycoon who owns a Disneyland-esque theme park who buys a circus specifically because it owns a unique attraction (the titular elephant), and proceeds to fire the circus employees. The film was released only days after Disney finished buying Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox for their IP and started firing thousands of Fox employees.]]

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* ExtyYearsFromNow: The film is set in 1919, exactly a hundred years before its 2019 release date.

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* TheStrongman: Rongo works as the circus' strongman, his strength coming in handy in the climax when he does his part to help the other circus performers save Mrs. Jumbo.

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* SettingUpdate: Inverted; this film is set in 1919, while the original film was presumably set when it was made, 1941.

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