The film, which had its first preview at CinemaCon back in April, follows in the line of Disney's recent trend of remaking and re-envisioning its animated classics in live action/CGI form, including remakes of "Cinderella", "The Jungle Book", and last year's "Beauty and the Beast". He 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.
As Disney continues on its weird path of making live-action versions of its animated classics, one has to wonder how they will tackle the mainly animal-oriented ones, like the upcoming The Lion King. Either way, the film is looking great with plenty of charm and heart and boasts a killer cast in Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, Alan Arkin, and more.More news: May in fresh standoff with Tory rebels over Brexit demands
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Set to an original recording of "Baby Mine" by Norwegian singer-songwriter Aurora, this first Dumbo trailer suggests that it'll be aiming to pull the heartstrings with its alternately sad and uplifting fairy tale. It was directed by Tim Burton from a script by Ehren Kruger. While Burton and Depp seem to be attached at the hip, Depp's frequent over-costumed mugging has produced some of the least enjoyable Burton films. The elephant eventually demonstrates that it can fly and is used as a way to make money for the circus.
Dumbo is slated for a March 2019 release.
The first trailer shows off some typically lavish production design from Burton, largely focusing on the circus setting.