Watch: New ‘Dumbo’ Featurette Offers the Best Look Yet at Tim Burton’s Live-Action Film

     March 1, 2019

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Walt Disney’s classic, Oscar-winning, animated tale Dumbo, which opened back in 1941, is about to get a modern, live-action adaptation by the legendary Tim Burton. The reimagining of Dumbo utilizes state-of-the-art visual effects to portray the title pachyderm and many of his four-legged counterparts, but Burton also brought in a host of human performers from all around the globe to fill out the circus big top. A lot of that old-school movie magic mixed with contemporary effects work is on display in a brand-new featurette that shows off the best look at the movie yet.

Starring Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, Alan Arkin, Finley Hobbins, Nico Parker, Roshan Seth, Deobia Oparei, Joseph Gatt, and Sharon Rooney, Dumbo flies into theaters on March 29th.

Check out the new Dumbo featurette below:

See a new behind the scenes look at Disney’s Dumbo, in theaters March 29!

Here’s your official synopsis for Dumbo:

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.

 

Directed by Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”) from a screenplay by Ehren Kruger (“Ophelia,” “Dream House”), and produced by Justin Springer (“TRON: Legacy”), Kruger, Katterli Frauenfelder (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Big Eyes”) and Derek Frey (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Frankenweenie”), “Dumbo” flies into theaters on March 29, 2019.

And for more on Dumbo, be sure to read up on just some of our previous coverage provided at the following links:

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