Walt Disney Pictures have this morning debuted the very first teaser trailer for the Dumbo live action film. Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito, Eva Green and Michael Keaton lead the cast of the film, based on the 1941 animated classic, realised by the one and only Tim Burton.
The film introduces Holt Farrier (Farrell), a former circus star who finds his life turned upside down when he returns from the war. Circus owner Max Medici (DeVito) enlists Holt to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when Holt’s children (Parker and Hobbins) discover that Dumbo can fly, persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Keaton) and an aerial artist named Colette Marchant (Green) swoop in to make the peculiar pachyderm a star.
Walt Disney’s classic animated tale “Dumbo,” which opened Oct. 23, 1941, won an Oscar® for best scoring of a musical picture and was nominated for best original song for “Baby Mine.”
The creative team includes cinematographer Ben Davis, BSC (Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy), Oscar® winning production designer Rick Heinrichs (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Dark Shadows), four-time Oscar®-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (Alice in Wonderland, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), editor Chris Lebenzon, ACE (Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent) and BAFTA Award-winning make-up designer Paul Gooch (Alice in Wonderland, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children).
Dumbo opens in cinemas in March 2019.
Here’s the new trailer.