'Dumbo' takes flight in the new trailer for Tim Burton's live action remake

Disney has dropped a new trailer for Tim Burton’s Dumbo ahead of it flying into cinemas next month.

The new trailer shows us more of the flaying pachyderm than we’ve seen before, and boy is he charming. Burton’s live action remake of the 1941 animated classic uses the source film as a jumping off point, building up the world of Medici’s circus, and its performers to bring a human side to the beloved tale.

Dumbo is a CGI creation in the latest Disney live action remake (Disney)
Dumbo is a CGI creation in the latest Disney live action remake (Disney)

Danny DeVito plays a curmudgeonly circus owner who finds himself the caretaker of the flying elephant, while Colin Farrell’s Holt Farrier become’s the infant’s surrogate father. When the elephant becomes the star attraction of the Medici circus, Michael Keaton’s rival circus owner Vandemere snaps up the smaller outfit to become part of his huge Dreamland empire, setting up the events of the film.

Here’s the official synopsis: 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.

Dumbo is released in U.K. cinemas 29 March.

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