By Creative Media TimesThe official trailer for “Dumbo” debuted during the CMA Awards on ABC Wednesday night.
The upcoming fantasy adventure film is the latest Disney property getting a live-action makeover. Dumbo is a re-imagined version of the Walt Disney’s 1941 animated film of the same name, which was based on a novel written by Helen Aberson and Harold Pearl and nd illustrated by Helen Durney.
The film is Tim Burton’s first directorial effort since 2016’s “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” which was an adaptation of a 2011 contemporary fantasy novel of the same name.
The film features an impressive cast including Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, Nico Parker, Alan Arkin, Joseph Gatt, Finley Hobbins, Sandy Martin, and Michael Keaton as the ruthless villain who is set to exploit the titular elephant.
Dumbo is slated to soar into theaters on March 29, 2019.
Here is the film’s synopsis:
The story follows Holt Farrier, a former circus star and war veteran, who has been enlisted by circus owner Max Medici to care for a newborn elephant with oversized ears. The baby elephant’s ears are a laughingstock and embarrassment to the already struggling circus. That is, until Holt’s children discover that Dumbo can fly! Aerial artist Colette Marchant and entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere then swoop in to make Dumbo, the flying elephant, a star.