It’s the first time the movie industry is trying to adapt the animated cartoon Dumbo, a classic of the Disney universe. When the news that Tim Burton would handle this adaptation, there were many who appeared to be horrified and were worried about the project going in a wrong direction.
Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito, Eva Green and Michael Keaton are staring in the Disney classic.
The synopsis sounds like this:
Holt Farrier (Farrell) is a former star of the circus world, but his life is turned around when he returns from the war. The owner of a circus, Max Medici (DeVito), instructs Holt to take care of an elephant puppy who looks drowsy because of his huge ears. But when Holt’s children discover that Dumbo can fly, businessman V.A. Vandevere (Keaton) and an acrobat named Colette Marchant (Green) will do everything in their power to exploit Dumbo.
The Dumbo cartoon was released in 1941 and won an Oscar. It is possible that Burton’s version would attract a few nominations.
Dumbo will be released on March 29, 2019.