Starring Colin Farrell, Eva Green, Danny DeVito, and Michael Keaton, Tim Burton’s live-action remake of ‘Dumbo’ will hit theatres March next year.
Disney’s first teaser trailer of ‘Dumbo’ has done well to assuage the fears of the fans who thought that the live-action remake of the Disney Classic will leave it looking bizarre.
The teaser trailer, which stars Norwegian popstar Aurora singing Baby Mine, features Dreamland clips and ends with Dumbo taking flight for the first time in his life.
It was last year that Disney unveiled its first look of the live-action remake of Dumbo. Its unveiling of the dummy of the titular elephant back then had received mix responses from the audience, with one newspaper calling it ‘’nightmare inducing’’.
To be fair to Disney, it wasn’t easy for it to transform a 2D elephant – with ears twice the size of its body – into something photogenic. Still, it put doubts in the minds of Disney fans who feared that the production house might ruin the Disney classic.
Luckily, as the abovementioned teaser trailer shows, the character of Dumbo now looks more palatable than it did a year ago. Therefore, Disney fans can rest easy as the production house has done well to transform a literary classic into a live-action figure.
Apart from unveiling the teaser trailer of the movie which stars Colin Farrell, Eva Green, Danny DeVito, and Michael Keaton, Disney has also unveiled an official synopsis.
‘’Dumbo’’ introduces Holt Farrier (Farrell), a former circus star who returns from war to find his life turned upside down. He is employed by the circus owner Max Medici (DeVito) to take care of a newborn elephant.
That elephant is none other than ‘’Dumbo’’ whose oversized ears make matters difficult for him at the circus. To make matters worse, the circus is already struggling, so Dumbo becomes a laughing stock due to his ears.
Luckily, Holt’s children come to discover that Dumbo can fly, and with that Dumbo’s fortunes change. A team consisting of persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Keaton) and aerial artist Colette Marchant (Green) chime in to make a previously outlier Dumbo a star of the circus.