“Dumbo” is ready for take-off.
Disney released a new trailer for the Tim Burton-directed live-action remake of its 1941 animated classic. Colin Farrell stars as a single dad who works at a traveling circus. His two kids bond with an adorable young elephant with huge ears named Dumbo, who demonstrates the amazing ability to fly — taking their small circus to new heights.
But that unique skill bring him to the attention of a greedy entrepreneur named V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who wants to exploit Dumbo — by putting him in harm’s way.
The trailer provides much more detail about the plot than previously known, and much of it aligns with the original film, though there appear to be new characters. Danny DeVito, Eva Green, Alan Arkin, Finley Hobbins, and Nico Parker also star.
“Dumbo” is the latest Disney animated classic to get the live-action treatment. It will be followed by the more high-profile remakes of “The Lion King” and “Mulan.”
“Dumbo” opens in theaters March 29, 2019.
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