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Dumbo: Behind the scenes on the Danny DeVito and Michael Keaton reunion

Here’s a fun fact. Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito worked with Director Tim Burton once before on Batman Returns back in 1992. Keaton was the Caped Crusader Bruce Wayne and DeVito played the twisted, evil Oswald Cobblepot — aka The Penguin. The film performed well at the box office and received generally positive reviews despite its darker and weirder take on the Batman comics.

In a new featurette Devito and Keaton remember their time together on the film. Of course they try and out do each other to see who knows Tim Burton better:

There’s also a new sneak peek trailer released for the film with a few new quick clips:

Looks like Dumbo gets a dream sequence after all.

Dumbo soars into theaters on March 29. One a scale of 1 to 10 feathers, let us know how excited you are about seeing this film in theaters!

About the film:

From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, “Dumbo” expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. 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.