One of Disney's most beloved classics will join the studio's slate of live-action remakes next year, when Tim Burton's Dumbo flies into theaters. Now, following a teaser trailer released in June, Disney has announced a new trailer will debut tonight on ABC, during the Country Music Awards.
The news accompanied the release of a new poster, showing the human cast -- Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Eva Green, Danny DeVito, Nico Parker and Finley Hobbins -- in a crowd, watching the big-eared elephant soaring through the air.
While some have issues with Burton directing a remake of Dumbo, the poster may quell concerns, as it hints a lighthearted, whimsical tone, that captures the spirit of the animated classic.
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.
Arriving March 29, 2019, Dumbo stars Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito, Michael Keaton, Eva Green, Nico Parker and Finley Hobbins.