You know when you give Tim Burton the reins of your movie project that what you get back will be something strangely beautiful. When we heard Disney put the live-action remake of it’s animated classic “Dumbo” in Burton’s hands, we had some concerns, but the more we see of the movie, the more we’re attracted to its brand of magical realism.
A new trailer takes us behind the scenes of the production with a look at the scale, both intimate and gigantic, that went into the production.
Watch the new behind-the-scenes featurette trailer here:
There’s also a new poster as we draw closer to the movie’s release date:
I watched the extended preview at Disney’s Hollywood Studios over the weekend. While I’m still confused about the overall tone the movie appears to take (it’s not dark, but there’s a lot of darkly lit scenes), I do like what I’ve seen so far in regards to Dumbo the Elephant and circus life.
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.
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.