Tim Burton's dark, live-action take on Disney's 'Dumbo' gets teaser trailer

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Tim Burton, obviously, is definitely the right person for the job when it comes to reviving Disney's Dumbo vibes.

(Titles like Pete's Dragon or Alice in Wonderland don't quite count because the original was either animated and live action, or have little to do with the previous iteration.) Disney hopes to keep this endless money train going with Dumbo.

"Dumbo" is Buton's first release since "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" in fall 2016. Tim Burton is swapping big eyes for big ears, bringing his unique visual sensibilities to a new version of 1941's Dumbo.

At the end of the trailer, Parker's character turns out to be the key to the pachyderm's flight, telling him, "Here, Dumbo".

Tim Burton's dark, live-action take on Disney's 'Dumbo' gets teaser trailer
Tim Burton's dark, live-action take on Disney's 'Dumbo' gets teaser trailer

Next up is the live-action remake of Dumbo, and the first trailer has arrived. Burton personally chose the singer-songwriter to be involved in the film. It includes Eva Green, Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton and Danny DeVito, just to name a few.

The movie is scheduled for a March 2019 release.

After finding fame at the circus, Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist in a new entertainment venture called Dreamland, according to the Disney Movie Trailer YouTube page.

Dumbo's unique abilities attract Michael Keaton's skeezy entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere, who wants to take the elephant to his "Dreamland" - where he meets Eva Green's aerialist and likely discovers, if this film's droopy shadows and song style are to be believed, that Dreamland is more like Nightmareland.

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