I’m kind of torn. On one hand, I can’t stand the Disney animate classic Dumbo, but on the other I love when Tim Burton tells a personal story. Movies like Big Fish not only allow Tim Burton to flex his creative muscles, but also play in that weird sandbox that is Tim Burton. The latest trailer for Disney’s live action Dumbo has taken flight and take a seemingly different approach than the original.
It’s a weird mix of that big Disney story, and it really feels like a personal story from Burton that has a lot to do with family. We’ll have to see how this one plays out, but it definitely looks like a good take on the classic, without being a retread.