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15th Nov 2018

The trailer for the live action Dumbo is here and it looks incredible

Keeley Ryan

Just LOOK at his little face.

Almost 80 years since the original movie was released, the first full trailer for the live-action Dumbo movie is here – and hints at plenty of heartbreak (and triumph) to come.

The film, starring Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Eva Green, and Danny DeVito, is a re-imagining of the 1941 animated classic,

It tells the story of a struggling circus owner, Max Medici, who enlists former star Holt Farrier and his children Milly and Joe to care for a newborn elephant – who is a laughingstock in an already struggling circus due to his huge ears.

When they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere, 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, until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.

In the trailer, Vandevere says:

“You have something very rare.

“You have wonder, you have mystique, you have magic.”

The trailer comes as a number of other Disney classics are set to get the remake treatment, including Mulan, The Lion King and Aladdin.

  • Dumbo will fly into movie theatres in Ireland in March 2019.