When it was announced that Tim Burton was to create a live action version of Dumbo, it seemed that no-one believed it would happen. At least I didn’t. Now it’s here, it feels as if he is the ideal director to take this on. Here’s the first teaser trailer for Dumbo.
Coming out in 2019, the film looks quintessential Burton with his off beat characters, the costumes, psychedelic visuals (hello pink elephant sequence!) and a flying elephant. Just think of the original Dumbo but even tripier. Expanind on the original story, Disney’s retelling of this classic tale will have messages of including those who are different and family as the circus he becomes apart of raises him despite his oversized ears making him a laughing stock. When Dumbo rejuvenates the struggling circus with his unusual talent of flying, the elephant is recruited for a new attraction called Dreamland which is full of dark secrets.
Starring Colin Farrell as Holt Farrier the keeper who is hired by Danny DeVito’s circus owner Max Medici, as well as Michael Keaton in full on moustache twirling villain mode, Eva Green, Nico Parker, Finely Hobbins and Alan Arkin. Due for release in March 2019, this is the latest Disney film to receive the live action treatment with Lion King and Aladdin on the way, as well as Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast being the most recent remakes.
Keep. It. Reel.