Tim Burton's dark, live-action take on Disney's 'Dumbo' gets teaser trailer

Disney's live action Dumbo trailer is here and we're not crying, you're crying

Dumbo teaser: Meet a flying elephant in this new Tim Burton live action film

Dumbo is set for release next year.

Dumbo is directed by Tim Burton, who previously helmed the hugely successful Alice in Wonderland for Disney, as well as classics such as Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow, and the 1989 Batman. The new trailer includes shots of the circus and even a fleeting glimpse of Dumbo in flight.

The CGI elephant actually flies in Disney's first teaser trailer for its live-action "Dumbo", released on Wednesday. Tim Burton is swapping big eyes for big ears, bringing his unique visual sensibilities to a new version of 1941's Dumbo. And that's good. Burton takes Dumbo to the turn of the 20th century, dousing the film with Gilded Age aesthetics and callbacks to the era of traveling circuses.

As the synopsis puts it: "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".

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Dumbo is expected to hit theaters on March 29, 2019.

However, Dumbo's caretaker soon learns that Dreamland isn't what it appears to be.

Dumbo's unique abilities attract Michael Keaton's skeezy entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere, who wants to take the elephant to his "Dreamland" - where he meets Eva Green's aerialist and likely discovers, if this film's droopy shadows and song style are to be believed, that Dreamland is more like Nightmareland.

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