Fans have some big questions after the first trailer for Disney and Tim Burton's live-action "Dumbo":
• Where's Timothy Q. Mouse? Has he been humanized?
• Also, how many giant boxes of tissues will we need at the theater? At least two?
The 2019 "Dumbo" trailer includes several callbacks to Disney's 1941 animated classic, including a haunting new cover of "Baby Mine" (from singer Aurora) to give you chills, and mayyyyyybe start the waterworks already. Unless that's just us.
Here's the live-action film's synopsis:
"From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure 'Dumbo' expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight.
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. 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.
Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets."
Don't you hurt that magical flying elephant angel!
Here's the teaser trailer:Oh, and here's the poster:
— Patrick Dougall (@PatrickADougall) June 13, 2018
Fans are cautiously optimistic:
#Dumbo means more to me than almost any other film. The idea of a remake has filled me with so much dread. But that trailer looks absolutely phenomenal. I am beaming the biggest smile. pic.twitter.com/koyDJa9g5P
— Doug Jamieson (@itsdougjam) June 13, 2018
Disney just randomly drops the brand new teaser trailer for Tim Burton's DUMBO in the middle of night.
I really did not want to like this but damn it, it crept up under my skin.
I am actually... quite impressed. #Dumbopic.twitter.com/In19EEiw9K
— Jesabel (@JesabelRaay) June 13, 2018
I wasn't expecting that #Dumbo teaser, it came out of nowhere with those beautiful eyes, that amazing score and those lavish production values. I'm so excited @Disney ❤️???????? pic.twitter.com/SpgTKyV2BM
— Nirat (@NiratAnop) June 13, 2018
— edgar_botello (@EdgarBotello41) June 13, 2018
— Lorenz. (@PangalawaSaApat) June 13, 2018
The #DUMBO teaser literal got me crying and sent chills throughout my body! I am not ok
— ✭Ricki✭ (@BreeRicki) June 13, 2018
— alana ???? (@MHummels1) June 13, 2018
— Edward (@_HelloEdward_) June 13, 2018
— Jay (@Jay_3085) June 13, 2018
That's true, it's a "Batman Returns" reunion -- more than 25 years later, for a flying elephant Disney movie. Amazing. "Dumbo" and his pink elephants will parade into theaters this coming March 2019.
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A young circus elephant is born with comically large ears and given the cruel nickname Dumbo. One day at a show, he is taunted by a group of kids, inciting his mother into a rage that gets her locked up. After Dumbo's ears cause an accident that injures many of the other elephants, he is made to dress like a clown and perform dangerous stunts. Everything changes when Dumbo discovers that his enormous ears actually allow him to fly, and he astounds everyone at the circus with his new talent. Read More