'Dumbo' Takes Flight in First Trailer for Tim Burton's Live-Action Remake

Disney's live action Dumbo trailer is here and we're not crying, you're crying

Disney's live action Dumbo trailer is here and we're not crying, you're crying

Disney unveiled the first look at Dumbo at CinemaCon in April, providing the first look at the flying elephant in live-action. Will Burton find similar success with his next Disney tentpole, "Dumbo"?

The flight takes place at the very end of the 80 seconds of footage after the teaser promises, "A beloved tale will take you to new heights". It isn't Keaton's first time working with the director either, as he's known for his role as Betelgeuse in Burton's 1988 film Beetlejuice. Holt and his children, Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins), care for the young elephant with the big floppy ears who learns to fly. Many of those are slated to arrive soon, including updated versions of The Lion King, Mulan, and Aladdin, but perhaps none of those forthcoming projects has the star power of Dumbo, whose first trailer indicates that it'll be right in line with its director's idiosyncratic body of work. There's also the fantastic Eva Green who appears here as aerial artist Colette Marchant.

The film was produced by Justin Springer, Ehren Kruger, Katterli Frauenfelder and Derek Frey. Dumbo's screenplay was written by Kruger.


Directed by Tim Burton, whose previous work with Disney includes The Nightmare Before Christmas and Frankenweenie, Dumbo is about a sad circus elephant who gets picked on for having huge ears; also, his only friend is a mouse, he gets drunk and sees terrifying pink elephants, and Mama Dumbo sings maybe the saddest song in the Disney canon to her son, "Baby Mine".

"Dumbo" will be released nationwide March 29.

Newcomers to the story include V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), an ambitious and probably duplicitous entrepreneur who wants to make Dumbo and his incredible gifts his star attraction.

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