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Disney’s Dumbo Canadian premiere highlights

by Leora Heilbronn

Walt Disney Studios Canada created a circus spectacular in the heart of downtown Toronto for the Canadian premiere of Disney’s Dumbo. There were men on stilts, jugglers, cotton candy and popcorn, carnival games, and did we mention a whole red carpet full of Canadian stars and the film’s lead Danny DeVito too?! Kids of all ages had a blast and that was before the movie even started! We had the chance to speak with DeVito (who plays Max Medici in the film, his fifth collaboration with director Tim Burton, if you count Burton’s quick cameo as a corpse in DeVito’s Hoffa) and here’s what he told us.

On his favourite scene to shoot in all of his collaborations with Burton: “I think it was in the Penguin’s lair (in Batman Returns) because it was very operatic. I like to go big, as you know.” [laughs] Tim’s like a weird Daddy to me, even though I’m a little older than he is.

On his favourite scene to shoot with Michael Keaton (who he’s worked with three times now): “Probably also Batman Returns, we had some good scenes together there. But they were all good – I love Michael, he’s a great guy. It’s nice to have Michael together with Tim and I, and Colin (Farrell), Eva (Green), and the kids. It was like a real family making Dumbo.

On working with Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart in the upcoming Jumanji sequel: “They’re good people. We had a lot of fun and a really good time together. I’m looking forward to seeing it.”

Here are a few of our other red carpet highlights at Disney’s Dumbo Canadian premiere:


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‪Anne with an E’s Dalmar Abuzeid also told us what his favourite Walt Disney Studios movie of all time is. ‬

‪And his answer:

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Disney’s Dumbo is now playing in theatres everywhere! 


*Interviews conducted by Leora Heilbronn and filmed by Jennifer Richards*

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