The movie is the latest Disney classic to be given a live-action remake, following The Jungle Book, Beauty And The Beast, and Alice In Wonderland, and more. Director Tim Burton is known for films like Ed Wood, Edward Scissorhands, Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Frankenweenie and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street among others.
Disney unveiled the first look at Dumbo at CinemaCon in April, providing the first look at the flying elephant in live-action.
However, Dumbo's caretaker soon learns that Dreamland isn't what it appears to be.
Its synopsis reads: "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". The trailer also introduces Michael Keaton as entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere, Alan Arkin as Wall Street tycoon J. Griffin Remington, and Eva Green as aerial artist Colette Marchant, who's seen swinging from a huge chandelier.
The first trailer for Burton's Dumbo, set for release in March 2019, is as sad as the original, but has the trademark dark features that go along with a Burton film.