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Heartbreaking plot revealed in trailer for Disney’s Dumbo ‘live-action’ remake

Disney's Dumbo

A new trailer, poster, and images for Disney’s live-action take on the Walt Disney classic Dumbo are causing fans everywhere to reach for the tissues as the heartbreaking plot of the story is revealed. Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, “Dumbo” expand on the beloved story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished, and dreams take flight.

Walt Disney’s classic animated tale “Dumbo,” which opened Oct. 23, 1941, won an Oscar for best scoring of a musical picture and was nominated for best original song for “Baby Mine.” We hear that song re-imagined in the new trailer for “Dumbo” here:

It certainly looks like a Tim Burton film. His hyper-real take on the world, with a little tragic twist, is well suited for the story of Dumbo. The live-action re-imagining of “Dumbo” also utilizes state-of-the-art visual effects to portray Dumbo and many of his four-legged counterparts with photo-realistic accuracy, and fantasy, when necessary.

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The cast is a lineup of winners too. Colin Farrell, who seems to love Disney movies now, Michael Keaton, who makes a great villain, Danny DeVito, in a role he was born to play, and Eva Green, who won us over as Vesper Lynd in James Bond’s Casino Royale.

About the film:

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.

Disney’s “Dumbo” is directed by Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland”) 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”) and Derek Frey (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Frankenweenie”).

“Dumbo” flies into theaters March 29, 2019.