The story of the tiny elephant with the huge ears was originally released by Disney in 1941, but Burton's new vision will hit cinemas in March 2019. We got our first good look at the film in today's teaser trailer, but we wanted to take a closer look still. There, they bond with the circus's newest addition, a shy young elephant named Dumbo.
Another Disney live-action teaser trailer, another slow and sad version of a classic song. This new Disney Dumbo adventure features an exciting ensemble cast: Danny DeVito, Eva Green, Colin Farrell, Nico Parker, Finley Hobbins, Alan Arkin, Joseph Gatt, Sandy Martin, with Michael Keaton as the evil entrepreneur villain.
As for the film's stars, Keaton notably played Batman in Burton's action hero flicks in the '90s, while DeVito played the villain Penguin in the same films. And that's good. Burton takes Dumbo to the turn of the 20th century, dousing the film with Gilded Age aesthetics and callbacks to the era of traveling circuses.
However, Dumbo's caretaker soon learns that Dreamland isn't what it appears to be.
It stars actor Colin Farrell as a former circus star, who is enlisted to help care for Dumbo, after he returns from war. There's also the fantastic Eva Green who appears here as aerial artist Colette Marchant.
"Dumbo" is 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").