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Published On: Tue, Nov 20th, 2018

Disney drops new ‘Dumbo’ trailer showcasing Tim Burton’s brightly colored version

Disney’s new live-action projects include Dumbo, a re-imagining look at their classic animated feature about the sweet, floppy eared elephant, and the Mouse House is teasing the film in a new trailer.

The original, from 1941, was only the studio’s fourth-ever feature-length animated outing, after Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, and Fantasia. Dumbo is set around a young circus elephant whose big ears double as wings and the ringmasters exploits the creature for financial gains.

This new version will be void of the racial tensions and stereotypes.

Dumbo is directed by Tim Burton, the film stars Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito and Michael Keaton. Check out the footage at the bottom.

Dumbo centers on a former circus star named Holt, played by Farrell, who’s life is turned upside down when he returns home from the war. Holt, a widowed father of two kids, played by newcomers Nico Parker and Finley Hobbins, rejoins a troupe led by Max Medici (DeVito). Holt becomes the carer of a newborn elephant who is the laughing stock of the circus because of his enormous ears.

When word gets out that Dumbo can fly, V.A. Vandevere (Keaton) and Colette Marchant (Eva Green) take it upon themselves to make the little elephant a star/exploit him. The full synopsis is at the bottom.

Roshan Seth, Sharon Rooney, and Douglas Reith have also joined the cast in undisclosed roles. DeObia Oparei will play Rongo.

Ehren Kruger (the Transformers sequels) wrote the screenplay and will produce alongside Derek Frey (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Frankenweenie), Katterli Frauenfelder (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Big Eyes) and Justin Springer (Tron: Legacy).

Dumbo is set to hit theaters on March 29, 2019.

 

Here’s the official synopsis:

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.

 

Directed by Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”) from a screenplay by Ehren Kruger (“Ophelia,” “Dream House”), and produced by Justin Springer (“TRON: Legacy”), Kruger, Katterli Frauenfelder (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Big Eyes”) and Derek Frey (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Frankenweenie”), “Dumbo” flies into theaters on March 29, 2019.

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