Disney and director Tim Burton is taking audiences back to the circus and the world of “Dumbo.”
The studio revealed the teaser trailer for its live-action/CGI hybrid remake of the beloved 1941 animated film, in a surprising 3 AM EDT release. Set to a haunting rendition of “Baby Mine,” we get our first look at the world of Dreamland, the lead characters, including Dumbo himself, and Burton’s trademark visual style as he takes on the classic Disney story. The film, which had its first preview at CinemaCon back in April, follows in the line of Disney’s recent trend of remaking and re-envisioning its animated classics in live action/CGI form, including remakes of “Cinderella,” “The Jungle Book,” and last year’s “Beauty and the Beast.”
Disney also released the first poster for the film:
“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” takes flight in theaters on March 29, 2019.