If you haven’t been to the movies lately or have been living under a rock, the live-action remake of Disney’s Dumbo flies into theatres March 29th. Sorry for the spoiler kids.
It’s part of the Mouse House’s needless rebranding of pretty much all their film properties; remember, The Lion King, Aladdin and many, many others will be getting updates from their original animated releases.
Listen, Disney can do whatever the hell it wants for all I care, but my ears do perk up like that cute li’l elephant whenever I hear music artists the calibre of Arcade Fire are involved.
According to Wikipedia, Norwegian singer AURORA was supposed to sing the famous “Baby Mine” song from the 1941 Dumbo. A teaser shown during American Idol March 3rd and amplified on the Internet afterwards revealed that everyone’s favourite Canadian hipsters have been recording new music.
Very cool on their part, although I wonder why The Smashing Pumpkins aren’t involved. “Baby Mine” closed many a 3+ hour show on the reformed band’s Shiny and Oh So Bright tour last year. They must’ve never got around to laying down a proper studio track with Rick Rubin…
Either that, or Disney doesn’t want to be associated with someone who could be so dour while at The Happiest Place on Earth.