Check out the first live-action Dumbo teaser trailer!
Walt Disney Pictures has released the first teaser trailer for the live-action Dumbo remake! And it is kicking us in the feels.
Throughout the course of the trailer, you can hear the song ‘Baby Mine’. For those who have not seen the original film, this is the song Dumbo’s mother sings to him. The song definitely helps bring out the waves of nostalgia, but this may be the closest link we have to the original.
The most noticeable change based off of the trailer is the inclusion of talking humans. Part of the charm of the original Dumbo was that it was primarily animals and you could see the cruelty exhibited by humans towards animals in the circus. Given the changes in attitudes regarding circuses, zoos, and the like in recent years, putting humans in the forefront of this adaptation may have been decided upon purely to provide a more wholesome, less cruel approach to the situation. I may also be reading too much into this. What do you think?
The official synopsis is below:
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.
via Walt Disney
The film is directed by Tim Burton. The screenplay was written by Ehren Kruger and produced by Justin Springer, Kruger, Katterli Frauenfelder, and Derek Frey.
Dumbo will ascend into theaters on March 29, 2019. What do you think of the teaser? Let us know in the comments below.