Unlike the original animation, all the animals will be nonspeaking, drawing attention to the human characters. Gone is Dumbo’s mouse friend Timothy, as is the chorus of singing crows – in their place are the children of Farrell’s character, who first befriend the elephant, discovering Dumbo in a mound of hay.
All indications thus far hint that this interpretation will play fast and loose with memories of the original animated feature, as the trailer strikes a surreal balance between magic and fear, infused with Burton’s inimitable touch of darkness.
Dumbo’s discovery of his unique flying abilities whilst performing at a struggling circus looks to be a plot point retained by the new film – the vast, sinister ‘Dreamland’ glimpsed in the trailer is a new addition, sure to be a vehicle for Burton to show off his usual knack for elaborate and unsettling spectacle.
Dumbo is sure to be visually arresting and deeply moving – experience the magic when it hits cinemas on 29 March.
|What||Tim Burton's Dumbo: new trailer, release date, plot|
29 Mar 19 – 29 Mar 20, 12:00 AM
|Price||£ determined by cinemas|
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