First Teaser Trailer for Tim Burton's Live-Action Dumbo

Author Thumbnail BY Bayani Miguel Acebedo - June 13, 2018


Disney is pushing forward with more live-action adaptations of classic movies, and they’ve hired Tim Burton to bring them a Dumbo movie. The film is set to come out early next year, and Disney has released the first teaser trailer for the film.

From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure “Dumbo” expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) 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 in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.

One noticeable difference in the live-action version is that they’ve decided to drop the talking animals for some human characters. Though talking animals would provide some whimsy with a movie like this, it’s hard to forget that the group of crows that help Dumbo fly were actually a bunch of racist caricatures.

With Tim Burton’s eye for visuals, this Dumbo movie looks to be in good hands. It has a solid cast, and based on the Disney brand, we’re sure to see some topnotch production value. I can’t wait till Disney decides to drop an actual full trailer.

Catch Dumbo flying in theaters March 29, 2019.

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Bayani Miguel Acebedo is a pop-culture dork. When he's not scouring the internet for news on the latest movies and games, he's building Star Wars model kits and playing Overwatch. He's a huge Star Wars geek, and his favorite X-Wing pilot is Jek Porkins. He likes Kevin Smith and Jared Hess movies, and he also does cosplay. What a nerd.