The idea behind the new Disney movie, ‘Dumbo’, comes from an old classic animated film of the 40s that had the same name ‘Dumbo’. The movie is about a baby elephant who is found to have huge oversized ears by two young kids assigned the job to take care of him. These ears allow him to fly and he helps in saving a struggling circus through his unique ability and along the way he also develops a very deep friendship with the two kids. But Dumbo and his friends discover that the circus also holds dark secrets underneath its glossy outlook.
Tim Burton’s ‘Dumbo’ is an inspiring story of love and adventure that will be enjoyed equally by everyone. What’s unique about this film is that it brings that lovely, heartwarming feel of the old kids fantasy classics. Every once in a while an amazing kids movie comes along that is loved equally by kids and adults both. We’re sure ‘Dumbo’ is going to be one such film. But it’s not the only movie that fits the genre. There are many other movies out there that creatively show us the adventures of young kids in magical worlds where they run into magical creatures and animals. These movies are for also for adults who want to rekindle their magical childhood memories.
Remember how much more value Christmas had back when we were kids? Growing up can suck in a lot of ways but that does not mean that magic in this world is dead for you. Your world can still be full of magic and fantasy and the list of movies below will make you believe that. So just let go and immerse yourself into the adventures of the characters in these movies. Here’s the list of best movies similar to ‘Dumbo’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these movies like ‘Dumbo’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
12. Frankenweenie (2012)
Tim Burton’s movies are always fun and games in the beginning but as they move ahead, they take a dark undertone and that’s what we love about these movies. This film revolves around the life of a young boy, Victor whose only friend is a dog named Sparky. But Sparky later gets hit by a car and dies. Out of desperation, Victor tries to revive his dead dog and successfully does it by using electricity. But Sparky does not look the same anymore and the neighbors are terrified of him. Now it’s all up to Victor to convince his neighbors and everyone else that even though Sparky looks a little scary, he is still the loyal best friend that he used to be.
11. Edward Scissorhands (1990)