It’s a long way from 1941 when Walt Disney’s classic animated tale “Dumbo” won an Oscar for best scoring of a musical picture and was nominated for best original song for “Baby Mine.” A new live-action reimagining of the “Dumbo” from Disney and visionary director Tim Burton expands on the beloved classic story.
In the new “Dumbo” audiences will encounter state-of-the-art photo-realistic visual effects used portray Dumbo and many of his four-legged counterparts, but the story of Dumbo will still celebrate our differences, those cherished family moments, and when our dreams take flight.
Check out a brand-new sneak peek of Tim Burton’s live action reimagining of “Dumbo.”
Disney has also released new character posters featuring the main characters of:
- Dumbo, a newborn elephant with a sweet disposition and oversized ears
- Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell), a former circus star who finds himself caring for an elephant who can fly
- Max Medeci (Danny DeVito), the owner of the struggling Medici Bros. Circus who hopes a baby elephant will turn things around
- V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), an entrepreneur and proprietor behind a state-of-the-art amusement utopia called Dreamland
- Colette Marchant (Eva Green), an accomplished aerialist who never dreamed she’d one day be soaring with a flying elephant
About the film:
Circus owner Max Medici enlists former star Holt Farrier 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, 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, 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.