Here's the cast of Disney's live-action 'Dumbo' and who they're playingGet the Full StoryDisney
Disney released the first trailer for its next live-action animated movie "Dumbo," and it may look a lot different from film you remember.
The 1941 movie follows a young elephant, Jumbo Jr., who gets made fun of for his oversized ears and nicknamed Dumbo. After he learns he can fly, with the help of a mouse, he becomes accepting of himself and a circus sensation.
Don't expect to see Dumbo's protector, Timothy Q. Mouse, or the series of mocking, racist crows pestering the little flying elephant. Disney is taking a lot of liberties with its adaptation of the classic with brand new characters and an updated story that better fits the 21st century with Tim Burton "Alice in Wonderland" directing.
"Dumbo" will be in theaters March 29, 2019. Keep reading to see who will star in the live-action adaptation.Danny DeVito plays circus owner Max Medici.
According to Disney, Medici will be in charge of a struggling circus. So you can bet he's looking for a winning act to attract a crowd.
Medici wasn't a character in the original film, but there was an original nameless ringmaster in the 1941 animated movie.
Colin Farrell plays Holt Farrier, a former circus star.
After returning home from World War I without an arm, Medici asks him to come to the circus to look after a baby elephant with large ears who is making the circus a laughing stock.
Finley Hobbins and Nico Parker play his children, Joe and Milly, who discover the young elephant can fly and help the circus gain attention.
From the looks of the trailer it seems the two will sub in for Timothy the mouse and serve as the source of courage Dumbo will need to overcome any fears of being different.
Interesting fact: Nico Parker is the daughter of Thandie Newton who stars on "Westworld."
See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:11 classic romantic comedies you can skip sorry17 incredible images of the haunting Mayan ruins in the Riviera Maya5 things to know about vegan meat substitutes