Dumbo, one of 2019’s guaranteed tearjerkers, just released a new behind the scenes video. The new two minute video contains new footage of the adorable flying baby elephant as well as interviews with cast members Eva Green, Michael Keaton, Colin Farrell and Danny DeVito.
The new live-action version of Disney’s classic orphan elephant tale finds Colin Farrell playing Holt Farrier, a former circus star who finds himself caring for an elephant who can fly. Danny DeVito is Max Medeci, the owner of the struggling Medici Bros. Circus who hopes a baby elephant will turn things around. Michael Keaton plays V.A. Vandevere, an entrepreneur and proprietor behind a state-of-the-art amusement utopia called Dreamland. Eva Green is Colette Marchant, an accomplished aerialist who never dreamed she’d one day be soaring with a flying elephant.
The cast also includes Alan Arkin, Finley Hobbins, Nico Parker, Roshan Seth, Deobia Oparei, Joseph Gatt, and Sharon Rooney.
Two-time Oscar nominee Tim Burton (Frankenweenie, Corpse Bride) directs from a screenplay by Ehren Kruger (Dream House, Ophelia). Justin Springer, Ehren Kruger, Katterli Frauenfelder, and Derek Frey produced, with Nigel Gostelow executive producing. Burton’s behind the scenes team includes cinematographer Ben Davis, editor Chris Lebenzon, production designer Rick Heinrichs, and costume designer Colleen Atwood. Burton’s frequent collaborator Danny Elfman wrote the film’s score.
Disney has set a March 29, 2019 theatrical release date.
“Circus owner Max Medici (DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Farrell) and his children Milly (Parker) and Joe (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 (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 (Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.”