With the success of live-action films like Beauty and the Beast and a lot of hype for Christopher Robin, Walt Disney Studios appears to be banking on remaking and exploring some of its classic films with totally fresh takes. Mulan, The Lion King and Aladdin are all officially in Disney’s live-action queue, but it’s the studio’s release of the live-action Dumbo teaser trailer that has the internet abuzz on Tuesday.
Walt Disney Studios released the brief teaser, just under a minute and a half long—yet those 80 seconds pack quite the emotional punch. A voice sings a haunting rendition of “Baby Mine” over the first key plot points from the original Dumbo story, as fans get their very first glimpse of the sweet little elephant and his ginormous ears. Go ahead and watch the teaser below—and just try not to cry.
As the teaser reveals, this live-action take on the emotional rollercoaster that is Dumbo is jam-packed with some serious Hollywood talent, including Danny DeVito, Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton and Eva Greene. And with director Tim Burton at the helm, this new remake of Dumbo looks like it’s going to be quite the visual treat—can we say “March of the Pink Elephants” anyone?
Dumbo is set to arrive in theaters on Mar. 29, 2019.
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