Given the massive success of their live-action adaptations of their classic animated films (Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, The Jungle Book) Disney is returning to the vault for a live-action version of Dumbo.
Don't expect to see Dumbo's protector, Timothy Q. Mouse, or the series of mocking, racist crows pestering the little flying elephant.
Alright guys, so what do you think about the first official trailer for "Dumbo"? Clearly the elephant is all CGI, but the rest of this looks quite good - though it reminds me of the circus scenes from Burton's Big Fishmore than anything else.
Burton, the mind behind beloved films like The Nightmare Before Christmas and the 1989 Batman is, without question, a legendary director. Burton is known for his association with Johnny Depp and making movies like Ed Wood, Alice in Wonderland, Edward Scissorhands, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
'But when Holt's children discover that Dumbo can fly, persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Keaton) and an aerial artist named Colette Marchant (Green) swoop in to make the peculiar pachyderm a star'.
Set to an original recording of "Baby Mine" by Norwegian singer-songwriter Aurora, this first Dumbo trailer suggests that it'll be aiming to pull the heartstrings with its alternately sad and uplifting fairy tale.