Storyline: Struggling circus owner Max Medici enlists a former star and his two children to care for Dumbo, a baby elephant born with oversized ears. When the family discovers that the animal can fly, it soon becomes the main attraction – bringing in huge audiences and revitalizing the run-down circus. The elephant’s magical ability also draws the attention of V.A. Vandevere, an entrepreneur who wants to showcase Dumbo in his latest, larger-than-life entertainment venture.
You won’t get to see much in the way of flight, though we do explore more of the story, which finds Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlisting former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus.
Dumbo hits theaters on March 29, 2019 and will be the first of Disney’s live-action remakes to debut in theaters this year. Following Tim Burton’s re-imagining is Aladdin, which opens in theaters on May 24th and then The Lion King on July 19th. This is going to be a huge year for the studio in terms of their live-action remakes alone. They still have Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame, and Star Wars 9 to look forward to.
Disney has released a new behind-the-scenes featurette for Tim Burton’s upcoming live-action remake of Dumbo.
Throughout the interviews, the entire cast comments on how amazing everything came out while working on Dumbo with Tim Burton. In the original Dumbo, the baby elephant doesn’t fly until the very end of the movie.