Dumbo Soars in Teaser Trailer For Tim Burton's Live-Action Remake

Lawrence Kim
June 13, 2018

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 big 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". But Burton's Disney adaptation of Dumbo surprisingly reigns back the darkness and gives us a little more of that childhood awe in the Dumbo trailer.

While some might have been anxious about how Dumbo would translate into a live action adaptation, the teaser show's there's nothing to worry about. The original Dumbo was released in 1941. It's also a surprising departure for Burton, whose name has become synonymous with a Gothic flair and kabuki-mask faces.

The live-action adaptation stars Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito and Eva Green among others.

Danny DeVito rallies people at a circus, getting them excited about Dumbo, "the incredible flying elephant".

It's time to address the elephant in the room: This new trailer for Tim Burton's remake of Dumbo. The screenplay of Dumbo is written by Ehren Kruger. Circus owner Max Medici (DeVito) enlists Holt to care for a newborn elephant, whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus.

'But when Holt's children discover that Dumbo can fly, persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Keaton) and an aerial artist named Colette Marchant (Green) swoop in to make the peculiar pachyderm a star'.

Dumbo soars into theaters on March 29, 2019.

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