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The big-eared baby elephant is back, and he takes flight toward the end of the first teaser trailer for Tim Burton’s live-action “Dumbo.”
The latest live-action/CG adaptation of one of Disney’s animated classics expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight.
The trailer features Norwegian singer-songwriter Aurora’s cover of the Oscar-nominated lullaby “Baby Mine” from the original 1941 film.
The new film follows circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito), who 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.
Ehren Kruger (“Dream House”) scripted the new film, which was produced by Kruger, Justin Springer (“TRON: Legacy”), Katterli Frauenfelder (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,) and Derek Frey (“Frankenweenie”)
“Dumbo” flies into theaters on March 29, 2019.