Tim Burton, obviously, is definitely the right person for the job when it comes to reviving Disney's Dumbo vibes. Dumbo is adorable and will likely be a heart-breaker when the movie arrives next year. And that's good. Burton takes Dumbo to the turn of the 20th century, dousing the film with Gilded Age aesthetics and callbacks to the era of traveling circuses.
An official synopsis for the film reads: "Disney's new live-action feature film Dumbo introduces Holt Farrier (Farrell), a former circus star who finds his life turned upside down when he returns from the war". It's also a surprising departure for Burton, whose name has become synonymous with a Gothic flair and kabuki-mask faces. There he meets the baby elephant Dumbo, who is mocked for his giant ears but is clearly destined for great things.
At the end of the trailer, Parker's character turns out to be the key to the pachyderm's flight, telling him, "Here, Dumbo".
The last time Tim Burton reimagined an iconic Disney animated film as a live-action spectacle, it was the 2010 adaptation of "Alice in Wonderland", which earned over $1 million at the global box office.
Burton's version stars Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, and Michael Keaton, and will be released in cinemas in March 2019. "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".
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