After multiple successes at the box office, Disney is full steam ahead on live-action remakes based on its beloved animated features. Up next is Disney’s Christopher Robin, but beyond that, we have Tim Burton’s live-action remake of the Disney classic, Dumbo.
The emotional teaser, which dropped today, features Norwegian popstar Aurora singing Baby Mine. It also teases clips of Dreamland as well as Dumbo taking flight for the first time.
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.
Interestingly, the live-action Dumbo will not feature talking animals, so it’ll be entirely up to the cinematics team to convey the emotional tale and narrative with expressive animations. It’s a bold approach, and I can’t wait to see it play out on the big screen.
Disney also released the first poster for the upcoming movie.
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Dumbo flies into theaters March 29, 2019.