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New trailer for Dumbo strikes emotional chord

Disney has released a new international trailer for Tim Burton’s live-action take on “Dumbo.” There’s more of the ethereal nature of the cinematography, more very cute Dumbo, and more moments guaranteed to make you tear up.

We heard there’s no Timothy Mouse in this movie, but keep your eyes open and you will see some costumed mice. So maybe he makes a cameo:

I also like how we get to see more of circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) and get a sense of the humor that will weave its way through the film.

Walt Disney’s original animated feature Dumbo is a great story full of huge emotional moments wrapped inside a film that otherwise hasn’t aged very well. The good news is Tim Burton’s update to “Dumbo” increasingly looks like an update I can get behind. How about you?

About the film:

Circus owner Max Medici 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.

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”), “Dumbo” flies into theaters on March 29, 2019.

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