Tim Burton's 'Dumbo' Soars into the Spotlight in First Teaser Trailer

Posted Wed Jun 13, 2018 at 10:15 AM PDT by
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The live action adaptation of the Disney classic takes flight next year.

Disney has released the first teaser trailer for Tim Burton's Dumbo. The movie is based on the animated film of the same name from 1941, and is set to soar into theaters on March 29, 2019.

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.

Check out the teaser trailer below!

Dumbo is directed by Tim Burton and comes from a script by Ehren Kruger. The film is the latest in a series of recent live-action adaptations based on classic Disney animated films, including Maleficent, Cinderella, The Jungle Book, and Beauty and the Beast. Other Disney re-imaginings in the works include Aladdin from director Guy Ritchie, The Lion King from Jon Favreau, and Mulan from Niki Caro.

And outside of live action films, Disney/Pixar is set to release Brad Bird's Incredibles 2 on June 15.

Source: Disney (YouTube)

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