In this one-minute teaser trailer, we have our first glance at the live-action adaptation of Dumbo, the 1941 animated Disney classic known around the world by many.
Directed by Tim Burton, the trailer evidently conveys his style through its atmosphere, showcasing Dreamland, the teaser also gives us a look at CGI Dumbo himself, who despite being in a Burton film, looks surprisingly accurate for a live-action adaptation. Check it out here:
Development of the film began in 2014 with Ehren Kruger as screenplay writer and Justin Springer as producer, Burton was announced as director in 2015. The cast for Dumbo holds some big names, with Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito and Eva Green all set to star in the re-imagined classic.
It’s surprising that Disney opted for Burton to direct this film considering the mixed reception of his live-action Alice in Wonderland films, opposed to Jon Favreau’s live-action The Jungle Book which was met with critical acclaim. Presumably Disney felt Burton’s unique film-making skills were beneficial for telling the story of Dumbo, which could work very effectively if we get a rendition of Pink Elephants on Parade, the unusually hypnotic scene of the original film.
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