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Tim Burton, obviously, is definitely the right person for the job when it comes to reviving Disney's Dumbo vibes.
Wednesday, Disney dropped off the first teaser trailer for Burton's live-action update of their 1941 elephant classic. Burton directs from a script by Ehren Kruger (Ghost in the Shell). Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Eva Green, Danny DeVito, Alan Arkin, and Nico Parker lead the cast. As fellow Burton aficionados will note, this doesn't mark the first time we've seen Keaton and DeVito in a Burton production, as the two previously gave still unmatched performances as Batman and Penguin in Batman Returns.
Technically, Burton’'s film picks up where the 1941 original left off. "The original ends with the elephant flying," DeVito said previously. "This one begins with that and goes even further."
Shooting the new film also gave the director the chance to work on the biggest set he's ever been on in his life. "Literally, a chill went up the back of my neck," he told Entertainment Weekly Wednesday.
Dumbo hits theaters in March. Below, catch the official synopsis:
From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure “Dumbo” expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. 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.