Tim Burton's live-action 'Dumbo' gets first teaser trailer


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. Will Burton find similar success with his next Disney tentpole, "Dumbo"?

All those who are familiar with the tale of Dumbo can rejoice over the fact that Disney is making a live-action adaptation of the story.

The movie centers around a struggling circus, but things start to change when the owner learns Dumbo can fly. Burton personally chose the singer-songwriter to be involved in the film. But in Dumbo, everyone is flesh-colored, warm and full of hope - especially the young girl Milly (Nico Parker) who takes the lost Dumbo under her wing. The new trailer includes shots of the circus and even a fleeting glimpse of Dumbo in flight.

The live-action film stars Danny DeVito, Colin Farrell, Alan Arkin, Eva Green and Michal Keaton. But Dumbo has a unique ability that soon garners the attention of the greedy entrepreneur - and obvious P.T. Barnum stand-in - V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton).

Next up is the live-action remake of Dumbo, and the first trailer has arrived.

Directed by Tim Burton ("Alice in Wonderland", "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory") from a screenplay by Ehren Kruger ("Ophelia", "Dream House"), and produced by Justin Springer ("TRON: Legacy"), Kruger, Katterli Frauenfelder ("Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children", "Big Eyes") and Derek Frey ("Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children", "Frankenweenie"), "Dumbo" flies into theaters on March 29, 2019.