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‘Dumbo’ gets Disney live-action parade off to high-flying start

“Dumbo” achieves a minor miracle, taking a challenging animated classic and completely refashioning it into an effective, often-charming live-action movie. Director Tim Burton seemed like an unorthodox choice for the assignment, but the lead entry in this year’s Disney adaptation parade sets the bar nearly as high as an elephant’s eye for “Aladdin” and “The Lion King.”

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