It’s been quite a few years since I’ve sat down to watch Disney’s animated classic, Dumbo. Leave it to Tim Burton to bring the film into the live-action world with a Burton twist. Because Dumbo was never really my favorite movie, I’m thrilled about the director taking on this task. I think he’s going to breathe an interesting perspective into the story. The movie is being described as “expanding” on the beloved classic story. What does that mean? According to the teaser, it means that we need to protect our heart-strings when we watch this one. I can sense sadness in the air, more than was in the original.
Disney described the upcoming film:
Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. 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.
I had to google who sings the really creepy version of “Baby of Mine” in the teaser. Turns out it’s sung by a Norwegian singer-songwriter named Aurora. Don’t get me wrong, I love her haunting voice, but it gives a very mysterious vibe to the teaser below. Take a look:
Dumbo releases in theaters on March 29, 2019.