You might have seen a fireside chat, or a baseball bat, but we can guarantee you never saw the first full length trailer for Disney’s live-action remake of “Dumbo.” Until today that is, now that the mouse house has released the flying pachyderm promo for the whole wide world to see. Watch it above now.
Directed by Tim Burton from a script by Ehren Kruger, the live-action retelling of the animated classic stars Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green and Alan Arkin, and expands on that film to tell a story, per the logline, “Where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight.”
The trailer only has a glimpse of Dumbo’s flying antics but plenty about a new story involving a family working for the circus, who become close to Dumbo after his mother is taken away. We’re guessing Dumbo’s mouse best friend-turned-manager, Timothy Q. Mouse, doesn’t appear in this version, nor — we really hope — does the extremely, uh, problematic talking crow named “Jim Crow.” No word on whether Dumbo will get mad drunk on champagne like in the original film.
This being a Tim Burton film, the music is by Danny Elfman. Dumbo flies into theaters March 29, 2019.