Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Antoinette Montgomery

Tim Burton's Dumbo live-action reboot takes flight in new trailer

Tim Burton's Dumbo live-action reboot takes flight in new trailer

Tim Burton, obviously, is definitely the right person for the job when it comes to reviving Disney's Dumbo vibes.

The movie is the latest Disney classic to be given a live-action remake, following The Jungle Book, Beauty And The Beast, and Alice In Wonderland, and more. Dumbo is adorable and will likely be a heart-breaker when the movie arrives next year. Burton personally chose the singer-songwriter to be involved in the film.

"Dumbo", directed by Tim Burton and loosely inspired by the 1941 animated film, stars Danny DeVito as the owner of a struggling circus.

At the end of the trailer, Parker's character turns out to be the key to the pachyderm's flight, telling him, "Here, Dumbo".

The live-action Dumbo reworks the tale of the bullied elephant with big ears into a story of a single father (Colin Farrell) and his two children who work at a traveling circus run by Max Medici (Danny Devito, who has apparently kept his ringmaster costume since Big Fish).

However, Dumbo's caretaker soon learns that Dreamland isn't what it appears to be.

Disney will release Dumbo in USA theaters on March 29, 2019.

Directed by Tim Burton, whose previous work with Disney includes The Nightmare Before Christmas and Frankenweenie, Dumbo is about a sad circus elephant who gets picked on for having enormous ears; also, his only friend is a mouse, he gets drunk and sees terrifying pink elephants, and Mama Dumbo sings maybe the saddest song in the Disney canon to her son, "Baby Mine".

Farrell, 42, plays Holt Farrier, seen above in an exclusive first look with Eva Green, who plays aerial acrobat Colette Marchant.

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