Dumbo is flying with the greatest of ease in a brand-new image of Tim Burton and Disney's live-action adaptation.
The picture made its debut in Empire and shows Dumbo wowing audiences by flying with his ears. Throughout his flight, he's made up to look like a clown, and his sad little face is a stark juxtaposition to the roaring crowds. The picture is also coupled with a snippet from the magazine's upcoming interview with Dumbo lead Colin Farrell, which will give readers more insight into the filming process.
Seeing Dumbo flying around with a sad clown face is bound to make audiences go "Aww," but Farrell said that Burton is cognizant of how saccharine he wants to make the film.
"Tim is suspicious of things getting too sweet," he said, although he added that Burton does devolve into sweetness behind the camera. "When Tim comes in to give his notes, he is a 60-year-old. [But] watching the monitor, he is just a child. It was lovely to see that level of engagement."
This gives fans who might be worried about a creepy Dumbo adaptation some hope. It seems like this film will be respectful to the character and the original film while providing some much-needed updates (for instance, we can't have those crows in this day and age).
Dumbo, directed by Tim Burton, stars Danny DeVito, Eva Green, Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton and Alan Arkin. It is scheduled to be released on March 29.