As the release date for Dumbo continues to draw near, Disney is continuing to roll out its promotional campaign for the upcoming live-action adaptation of the classic animated film.
Now, Disney has released a new one-minute sneak peek of the film on Twitter. While the studio has been fairly guarded with footage from the film up until now, this Dumbo clip shows DUmbo flying high around the circus and offers an amazing moment for long-time Tim Burton fans.
For the first time, fans can see Michael Keaton's circus owner V.A. Vandemere sharing scenes with Danny DeVito's ringmaster Max Medici. The moment should resonate with anyone who remembers Keaton's Batman battling DeVito's Penguin in Tim Burton's Batman Returns in 1992.
After 27 years, Burton has brought these two iconic actors back together again. This is only the third time that the two cinema legends shared the screen -- their first appearance together coming in the 1984 film Johnny Dangerously.
The Dumbo sneak peek also casts a shadow of doubt onto the synopsis of the movie. While Keaton's circus owner is considered the villain of the film, he does not come across devious at all in this clip. As a matter of fact, when he sees Dumbo fly and admits to it making him feel like a child again in a feel-good moment.
This particular sneak peek still doesn't reveal too much about the film's actual story. It shows Dumbo flying to the astonishment of everyone and introduces the idea that will only fly with a feather, in addition to showing the brief scene between DeVito and Keaton.
However, there is nothing here about Colin Farrell's Holt Farrier or Dumbo being separated from his mother. Despite that, both Eva Green and Alan Arkin get their first big moments in the clip as trapeze artist Colette Marchant and Wall Street tycoon J. Griffin Remington respectively.
Dumbo, directed by Tim Burton, stars Danny DeVito, Eva Green, Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton and Alan Arkin. The film flies into theaters March 29.