Walt Disney released the classic animated tale “Dumbo,” on October 23, 1941. It garnered the studio a nomination for best original song for “Baby Mine,” and won it an Oscar® for best scoring of a musical picture. It has been seventy-seven years since the tale of Dumbo has been on the big screen, but it’s coming back in a big way.

GOTTA FLY – Visionary filmmaker Tim Burton helms the live-action reimagining of Disney’s 1941 animated classic “Dumbo.” “’Dumbo’ was always one of my favorite Disney films,” said Burton. “We’re trying to give it the same heart, feeling and emotion that we all loved about the original.” Starring Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, Nico Parker and Finley Hobbins, “Dumbo” is currently in production in England. © 2017 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved..

GOTTA FLY – Visionary filmmaker Tim Burton helms the live-action reimagining of Disney’s 1941 animated classic “Dumbo.” “’Dumbo’ was always one of my favorite Disney films,” said Burton. “We’re trying to give it the same heart, feeling and emotion that we all loved about the original.” Starring Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, Nico Parker and Finley Hobbins, “Dumbo” is currently in production in England. © 2017 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved..

Disney tapped legendary director Tim Burton to create an all-new live-action version which utilizes state-of-the-art visual effects to portray Dumbo and many of his four-legged counterparts. But, rather than a retelling of the original film, this new version expands on the beloved classic tale.

New Live-Action Dumbo

MEET MEDICI -- In Tim Burton’s all-new, live-action reimagining of “Dumbo,” struggling circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) is disappointed to learn that a newborn elephant has enormous ears. But when Medici realizes that the elephant can fly, the circus’ return to prosperity suddenly becomes a real possibility. Directed by Burton and produced by Katterli Frauenfelder, Derek Frey, Ehren Kruger and Justin Springer, Disney’s all-new, live-action reimagining of “Dumbo” flies into theaters on March 29, 2019. Photo by Jay Maidment  © 2018 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

MEET MEDICI — In Tim Burton’s all-new, live-action reimagining of “Dumbo,” struggling circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) is disappointed to learn that a newborn elephant has enormous ears. But when Medici realizes that the elephant can fly, the circus’ return to prosperity suddenly becomes a real possibility. Directed by Burton and produced by Katterli Frauenfelder, Derek Frey, Ehren Kruger and Justin Springer, Disney’s all-new, live-action reimagining of “Dumbo” flies into theaters on March 29, 2019. Photo by Jay Maidment © 2018 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

In this new live-action version, Circus owner Max Medici, played by Danny DeVito, enlists a former star, Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) along with his kids, Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins), to care for a newly born elephant.

TRUE LOVE -- When former circus star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) is charged with taking care of a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus, he’s surprised by just how quickly his children (Finley Hobbins and Nico Parker) fall for the peculiar pachyderm. Directed by Tim Burton and produced by Katterli Frauenfelder, Derek Frey, Ehren Kruger and Justin Springer, Disney’s all-new, live-action reimagining of “Dumbo” flies into theaters on March 29, 2019. © 2018 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

TRUE LOVE — When former circus star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) is charged with taking care of a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus, he’s surprised by just how quickly his children (Finley Hobbins and Nico Parker) fall for the peculiar pachyderm. Directed by Tim Burton and produced by Katterli Frauenfelder, Derek Frey, Ehren Kruger and Justin Springer, Disney’s all-new, live-action reimagining of “Dumbo” flies into theaters on March 29, 2019. © 2018 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

But this is no normal elephant. His oversized ears have made him a laughingstock; that is until they discover that these large ears enable Dumbo to fly! It’s this unique skill that brings a once struggling circus soaring success.

DREAMING BIG — In Tim Burton’s all-new, live-action reimagining of “Dumbo,” persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton) decides that a young elephant from a struggling circus belongs in his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Directed by Burton and produced by Katterli Frauenfelder, Derek Frey, Ehren Kruger and Justin Springer, “Dumbo” flies into theaters on March 29, 2019. © 2018 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

But this attracts the attention of  V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), a persuasive entrepreneur, who recruits Dumbo for Dreamland, his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture. In Dreamland, Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt discovers a dark underside to Dreamland’s shiny veneer.

DUMBO is a film that celebrates differences, cherishes family, and where dreams take flight. In theaters March 29, 2019.

Live Action DUMBO Official Trailer

About Disney’s Live-Action DUMBO

U.S. Release Date: March 29, 2019
Cast: Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, Alan Arkin, Finley Hobbins, and Nico Parker.”

Director: Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”)
Producers: Justin Springer (“TRON: Legacy”), Ehren Kruger, Katterli Frauenfelder (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Big Eyes”), Derek Frey
Screenplay by: Ehren Kruger (“Ophelia,” “Dream House”)
Executive Producer: Nigel Gostelow

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DUMBO opens in theatres everywhere on March 29, 2019!

Disney Live Action Dumbo One-sheet Poster

Dumbo Live-Action Movie Teaser Poster

Disney Live Action Dumbo Teaser Poster