In the past couple of years, Walt Disney Pictures announced a slew of live-action remakes of its beloved animated classics, and now one by one they are starting to come to fruition. Next on the list will be a remake of the 1941 animated film, Dumbo, currently due out in live-action form on March 29, 2019.
Last week we got our first glimpse of the new film with a teaser trailer, featuring a new rendition of “Baby Mine” sung by Norwegian pop singer Aurora. The trailer features brief looks at the circus, Dreamland, and most importantly, the adorable baby elephant Dumbo.
Disney’s live-action remake of Dumbo is being directed by Tim Burton, and will star Danny DeVito, Colin Farrell, Michal Keaton, Eva Green, and Alan Arkin. DeVito revealed at CinemaCon earlier this year that unlike in the animated original where Dumbo does not fly until the film’s end, this new version will start off with the long-eared elephant taking flight.
Amber is an imaginative storyteller and visual artist whose greatest ambition is to tell meaningful stories that resonate with people. Since she was young, Amber has enjoyed escaping to faraway worlds through animation, and has continued to follow animation into adulthood because of its limitless storytelling possibilities. Picking favorites is nearly impossible, but Amber would say her top animated films include The Little Mermaid, The Incredibles, The Emperor’s New Groove, and Frozen. She graduated with a B.A. in Interactive Media/Graphic Design and a minor in Journalism, and is currently working as an advertising designer. When she’s not at her day job, Amber can be found working on digital illustrations and photo edits, drafting a new fiction story, or crafting a new cosplay. Send her a tweet at @amber_ld.