While that new Aladdin trailer is driving a lot of mixed (to put in lightly) reactions thanks to the look of Will Smith’s Genie, this is looking more and more promising. Burton has been a little hit or miss over the last few years, but this could well be in the former. It looks wonderful. The new trailer offers up a number of new snippets, and focuses on a more wondrous and family-friendly tone – although you just know the tissues will have to be taken to this one. There’s also a great cast, including Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, and Alan Arkin.
Dumbo, written by Ehren Kruger (Scream 3, The Ring, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), will be hits Aussie cinemas on March 28 and US cinemas on March 29. Aladdin, by the way, arrives two months later in May.
Disney’s official synopsis for Dumbo:
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.