Disney has released the first trailer for Tim Burton’s live-action remake of Dumbo, and it looks like a beautifully shot tearjerker.[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QPdRfqTnt4[/embedyt]
The live-action version of Dumbo doesn’t seem to feature Timothy Q. Mouse, but rather a pair of children who discover the big-eared elephant.
However, fans of the animated version can catch a glimpse of classic scenes including the pink elephants, Dumbo’s mother being locked away and, of course, a high flying Dumbo.
Tim Burton fans will note the return of Batman alumni Michael Keaton and Danny DeVito. The music will be provided by longtime Burton contributor Danny Elfman.
And clowns. Lots and lots of creepy-looking clowns.
Here’s the official description from Disney:
From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure “Dumbo” expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, 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 opens on March 29, 2019.
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