Production is underway for the live-action reimagining of Disney’s 1941 animated classic “Dumbo.”
Directed by visionary filmmaker Tim Burton, the film stars Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, and introduces Nico Parker and Finley Hobbins in their first film roles.
The cast also includes Roshan Seth, DeObia Oparei, Sharon Rooney and Douglas Reith.
Disney’s new live-action feature film “Dumbo” introduces Holt Farrier (Farrell), a former circus star who finds his life turned upside down when he returns from the war.
Circus owner Max Medici (DeVito) enlists Holt to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus.
But when Holt’s children (Parker and Hobbins) discover that Dumbo can fly, persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Keaton) and an aerial artist named Colette Marchant (Green) swoop in to make the peculiar pachyderm a star.
Utilizing state-of-the-art visual effects to portray Dumbo and many of his four-legged counterparts, “Dumbo” will be filmed entirely in England, both at Pinewood Studios and Cardington Studios.
Walt Disney’s classic animated tale “Dumbo,” which opened Oct. 23, 1941, won an Oscar® for best scoring of a musical picture and was nominated for best original song for “Baby Mine.”
The new live-action “Dumbo” is slated for release on March 29, 2019.