Now, thanks to Disney's official Twitter account, we know when the film is set to release, accompanied by a behind-the-scenes look at Burton on the project's set.
While Dumbo production is already underway, Disney just announced some major casting news for another the live-action version of an animated classic: Aladdin.
The all-star cast includes Golden Globe winner Colin Farrell, Golden Globe winner Michael Keaton, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Danny DeVito, BAFTA Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Eva Green, and introduces Nico Parker and Finley Hobbins. Disney fans will be pleased to know that Burton recorded his video from inside Casey Jr., the iconic train from the original movie (which has been further immortalized in Disney theme parks).
Disney also revealed a maquette used to model the CGI Dumbo for the live-action film at the event on Saturday.
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Roshan Seth, DeObia Oparei, Sharon Rooney and Douglas Reith are also set to join the cast. If you saw Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, then you will recognize some of the aesthetical similarities. Ehren Kruger (The Ring, Ghost in the Shell) wrote the screenplay and produces along with Katterli Frauenfelder, Derek Frey, and Justin Springer.
That being said: here is to hoping that the live-action Dumbo includes some version of the "Pink Elephants on Parade" sequence from the 1941 animated film, if only so that audiences everywhere can watch Burton put his own idiosyncratic spin on that infamously trippy musical number.
Farrier's children (Parker and Hobbins) find out that the baby has flying powers, and entrepreneur VA Vandevere (Keaton) and aerial artist Colette Marchant (Green) arrive on the scene to make Dumbo a star. The live-action version, which will be shot at Pinewood Studios and Cardington Studios in England, will arrive on March 29, 2019.