When the idea of remaking the hit movie about a lovable (flying) elephant finding his place first came about, not everybody was sold on it but excitement is finally building now that Disney have dropped the first teaser.
The film, directed by Burton, stars Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito, Michael Keaton and Eva Green as they recreate the magical moment an outcast, big-eared elephant becomes an unlikely star because of his flying ability.
Along with the short trailer, Disney released the first poster for the film revealing a March 2019 release date, believed to be towards the end of the month.
Commenting on the post, one excited fan wrote: “Oh my god they’re making a live action Dumbo movie I’m so excited.”
While another said: “This tiny elephant is gonna make me cry again. #Dumbo.”
“I wasn't expecting that #Dumbo teaser, it came out of nowhere with those beautiful eyes, that amazing score and those lavish production values. I'm so excited @Disney,” added somebody else.
Tim Burton has directed Disney’s remake of Dumbo & I am so excited 😭😭 one of my favourite films that pulls at my heart strings 🐘❤️
— S H A U N A. 🌻 (@shaunaleighhhhc) 13 June 2018
i didn’t know how much i needed to see eva green in the live-action dumbo movie until i watched that first trailer and now i’m so excited wow
— courteney misses flyler (@aIexdamnvrs) 13 June 2018
I'm SOLD totally. Definetely must watch
— Rudy Lee (@Bell81) 13 June 2018
— Lorenz. (@PangalawaSaApat) 13 June 2018
The official synopsis reads: “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 (DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (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.”
The trailer features a cover of Baby Mine, a beautiful lullaby used in the original 1941 film.
Dumbo will be released in March 2019.