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Dumbo Soars in Teaser Trailer For Tim Burton's Live-Action Remake

Disney has unveiled the first look at director Tim Burton's Dumbo, which promises to hit the same emotional beats as the 1941 animated classic without simply retelling the story. The teaser may also suggest this could be a return to form for the filmmaker.

The studio characterizes the film as an expansion of the beloved story, which sounds about right, as instead of Dumbo being ostracized for his oversize ears, he's taken in by a loving family before it's discovered the tiny elephant can fly.

From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure “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.

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Arriving March 29, 2019, Dumbo stars Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito, Michael Keaton, Eva Green, Nico Parker and Finley Hobbins.

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