On Wednesday morning, Walt Disney Studios announced that the first trailer for Tim Burton’s live-action Dumbo would premiere during ABC’s broadcast of the 2018 Country Music Awards. Right on schedule, the trailer for Disney’s next adaptation landed.
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Disney hinted at the trailer’s debut in a tweet that revealed the theatrical poster for Dumbo. Although the original teaser poster simply featured a silhouette of Dumbo, the theatrical poster gives fans a glimpse at various characters featured in the film. The characters are seen celebrating in front of a big top backdrop while Dumbo soars overhead.
— Disney (@Disney) November 14, 2018
The live-action adaptation stars Colin Farrell as former carnival centerpiece Holt Farrier. Holt and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) are recruited by circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) to care for a baby elephant. Once the circus realizes that Dumbo can fly, he becomes the main attraction.
The pachyderm earns the attention of V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who hires Dumbo for his mega circus, Dreamland. Dumbo performs well, working alongside high-flying gymnast Colette Merchant (Eva Green). But, things quickly escalate when Holt realizes that Dreamland, and Vandevere, aren’t as good as they seem.
Director Tim Burton is experiences with brining animated Disney classics to life. He helmed the Johnny Depp-starring Alice in Wonderland in 2010, as well as its sequel, Alice Through the Looking Glass.
Dumbo is one of many live-action adaptations of animated classics that Disney has in production. In addition to Dumbo, 2019 will also see the release of The Lion King and Aladdin in theaters, while Lady and the Tramp will debut on Disney’s upcoming streaming service, Disney+. The sequel to Maleficent and a live-action Mulan will hit theaters in 2020.
Dumbo is set to soar into theaters on March 29, 2019.