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One of my favorite movies growing up was DUMBO. I was enthralled with watching this movie at my Dad's house. I watched and gathered so much inspiration from it. Yes, I've always been a sucker for inspirational related books or movies!
In case you've never heard about this movie, here is a synopsis about it.
From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, “Dumbo” expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, the family is cherished and dreams take flight. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.
“Dumbo” soars into theaters on March 29.
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My Circus Aspirations
I got to take my kids to a local circus not to long ago, and I was a bit disappointed. The one feature that I loved the most about the circus was the trick horse riders. This circus didn't have them included in it. I wanted to be able to have my kids be able to see the skills I used to do as a kid with my own horses.
I practiced many hours to be able to do stunts with our horses. I rode two horses standing up often. I would do gymnastic tricks on my horse like it was second nature. My horse moved according to my actions like we were in complete sink. I wish I would have captured pictures of those times. However, only a few people got to see me doing them because it always made my mom scared to death. It was thrilling and FUN!
I had always wanted to take this act on the road. It was one of my fantasies. Of course, it never came to be, but it was fun dreaming about it while it lasted.
I feel that the movie DUMBO is one that everyone should watch at least once in their lives. I'm thrilled to see this version come to life in the theaters on March 29th.
What circus act would you like to perform?