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Tim Burton’s ‘Dumbo’ takes flight next March; here’s the first trailer

The animated Disney classic Dumbo is getting a live-action makeover from Oscar-nominated director Tim Burton and features a cast of some of his more famous talent from his most famous films, including Michael Keaton (Batman, Batman Returns, Beetlejuice) and Danny DeVito (Batman Returns).

Burton’s reimagining of Dumbo loosely adapts the from animated original and features Colin Farrell as a soldier and former movie star Holt Farrier who, with his two young children, are employed by circus owner and carnival barker Max Medici (Danny DeVito) to care for the new, floppy-eared member of the circus family. Once they discover Dumbo can fly, they catch the eye of entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Oscar nominee Michael Keaton) and spectacular aerial artist Colette Marchant (Eva Green).

The 1941 animated Dumbo won an Oscar® for best scoring of a musical picture and was nominated for best original song for “Baby Mine.” A new version of the song is heard in the trailer and performed by Norwegian singer-songwriter Aurora. Burton directs from a screenplay by Ehren Kruger. The film is produced by Justin Springer, Ehren Kruger, Katterli Frauenfelder, and Derek Frey.

Here is the the teaser trailer and poster for Dumbo, which will be released by Walt Disney on March 29th, 2019.


About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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