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'Dumbo' production underway, film to release in March 2019

Press Trust of India  |  Anaheim (California) 

Tim Burton's live- action adaptation of the 1941 animated classic, "Dumbo", will open in theaters on March 29, 2019.

Burton is retelling the story of the iconic flying elephant and the first look of the movie was released at the D23 Expo.

The director was not present for D23, but he sent a video from the sets.

Production has just begin on the film and the video featured footage from the set, which, showed off a circus.

Burton recorded the video from inside Casey Jr, the iconic train from the original movie.

"'Dumbo' was always one of my favourite Disney films. We are trying to give it the same heart, feeling and emotion that we all loved about the original," said Burton.

The film as Holt Farrier, a former circus star and war-veteran charged with the care of a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock of an already struggling circus.

Nico Parker and Finley Hobbins have been cast as Holt's children, who discover that Dumbo can fly.

Danny DeVito portrays circus owner Max Medici and Michael Keaton plays entrepreneur VA Vandevere who swoops in with aerial artist Colette Marchant, portrayed by Eva Green, to make Dumbo a star.

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First Published: Sun, July 16 2017. 14:07 IST