The trailer for Tim Burton's live-action Dumbo film is here, and, as expected, it is. well, how do I put this?
But here's the good news: not being able to recall anything of effect about Disney's 1941 animated classic means that I can come to Tim Burton's version with fresh eyes and nearly no preconceived notions.More news: There are still plenty of Stan Lee cameos on the way
Unlike Tim Burton's previous outings as a director, Disney's Dumbo is radiating with positivity and dreams. Holt and his two young children, Joe (Finley Hobbins) and Milly (Nico Parker), soon find out that Dumbo is no average elephant: his butterfly wing-like ears grant him the ability to fly - just the kind of attraction the struggling circus needs to become popular and profitable again.
It continues: "But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland".
While the phrase "Tim Burton's Dumbo" inspires a general 2000s to 2010s-esque fatigue, the promise of a stoic Colin Farrell having his long-frozen heart melted by a tiny, flying elephant is a premise that makes me feel very seen.More news: 'Jack Reacher' TV series on the way, Tom Cruise no longer involved
And we dare anyone to stand up and say they didn't tear up when Dumbo and his mother were separated, and then cry triumphantly when they stole a few moments together through the barred window, trunk to trunk.
And while you're there, you might want to grab a tissue, because it might be even more heartbreaking in this new version of the film, and we've only seen a couple of trailers so far. Dumbo opens in theaters on March 29, 2019.More news: Don't fall victim to "Secret Sister" gift exchange