Walt Disney Pictures this morning debuted the very first teaser trailer and 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, and is directed by visionary director 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.
Ehren Kruger penned the live-action Dumbo script and is also producing the Disney project alongside Justin Springer. The film also stars Alan Arkin, Nico Parker, Finley Hobbins, Finley Hobbins, Joseph Gatt, Roshan Seth, Sharon Rooney and Douglas Reith.
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.”
Dumbo will hit theaters on March 29, 2019.