'Dumbo' trailer: Tim Burton brings his unique touch to live-action remake of Disney classic
Releasing in March next year, the upcoming remake of the 1941 musical will get Tim Burton's magical treatment
Disney has been unabashedly mining its reserve of classic characters and storylines in order to create remakes and reboots that would still appeal to the audience while carrying the classic Disney elements. In 2017, in fact, the studio proved that it's timeless classics are not only capable of wooing the current breed of cinema-goers but also of minting the big bucks at the box-office. Case in point, the Emma Watson-starring live-action remake of the 'Beauty and the Beast'.
Considering how the movie fared both with the domestic and international audience, it's no surprize that the studio is working on yet another blockbuster — the live-action iteration of the beloved children's musical 'Dumbo' which will be directed by Tim Burton.
Releasing early next year, the upcoming remake of the 1941 musical will get Burton's magical treatment, turning the animated saga into a heart-warming tale for fans of every age.
A glimpse of the touching narrative that is Burton's 'Dumbo' was recently dropped in the form of a first-look teaser, and the video, to say the least, sparks all kinds of emotions. As a brownie point, the teaser even included a nostalgic glimpse of the Dreamland.
"We are all family here, no matter how small," Dumbo's new family says while welcoming the seemingly awkward elephant into their home. Actor Colin Farrell joins the cast for the latest Disney remake as Holt, a former star in the circus who returns to the showbiz after coming back home from the war. Upon his return, though, Holt will find himself taking care of a newborn elephant, whose unique features often draws unwarranted attention.
Farrell will be joined by a roster of talent, including Eva Green, Michael Keaton and Danny DeVito. Check out the official poster for the 'Dumbo' remake below.
While anticipation runs high over the 2019 'Dumbo' release, Disney fans might as well make space for some more live-action films — Beyonce and Donald Glover-starring 'Lion King', 'Aladdin', and 'Mulan'.
Burton-directed 'Dumbo' is scheduled to arrive in theaters on March 29, 2019.