Jeff York

What Makes for a Successful Live-Action Adaptation of a Disney Cartoon?

What Makes for a Successful Live-Action Adaptation of a Disney Cartoon?

The new live-action version of Dumbo made a respectable $45 million its opening weekend, but its 50% fresh score at RottenTomatoes.com helps explain why it didn’t do better. Most critics, like yours truly, praised its production values and the adorable CGI-created title character, but the other elements of director Tim Burton’s reimagining were mostly detrimental. […]