New ‘Dumbo’ Sneak Peek Takes You Inside Tim Burton’s Circus

     February 10, 2019

dumbo-sliceDisney has released a new “special look” at the upcoming live-action Dumbo movie directed by Tim Burton and based on the iconic animated film from 1941. There’s a ton of new footage in there of Colin Farrell‘s one-armed performer and Danny DeVito doing his Danny DeVito circus thing—still very little of Eva Green‘s character, unfortunately—but the real main event is, of course, a toss-up between that impressive flying elephant himself and whatever it is that’s going on with Michael Keaton‘s wig.

But no, the important thing here is that Dumbo, the actual character, looks fantastic. You can fill a movie with as much big-top Tim Burton whimsy as you like—and this looks bursting with whimsy, let me tell you—but the movie just wouldn’t work if the soaring elephant at the center is an uncanny valley abomination and not an adorable CGI wonder.

Check out the sneak peek below. Dumbo hits theaters on March 29.

Here’s the official synopsis for Dumbo, followed by a new round of character posters released today:

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.

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