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New trailer for Disney and Tim Burton's live-action Dumbo flaps into existence

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Nov 15, 2018, 4:54 PM EST (Updated)

Disney has released the second trailer for Tim Burton's live-action adaptation of Dumbo, which hits theaters in March of 2019. After the small tease of the film over the summer, we finally get some meaty footage of the eponymous CGI circus elephant who tragically loses his mother and learns to fly with his massively droopy ears.

Where the 1941 original only really featured talking animals as the main characters, Burton's version will introduce human heroes in order to help ground the story a little. Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Colin Farrell, Eva Green, Joseph Gatt, and Alan Arkin are all part of the cast.

This is Keaton's first cinematic collaboration with Burton since 1992's Batman Returns. As he did in Spider-Man: Homecoming, the actor will be playing the central antagonist, greedy and ruthless businessman V.A. Vandemere, who purchases Max Medici's (DeVito) circus so that he can make a killing off of Dumbo's unusual talent.

You can now watch the the trailer below:

Yes, it does look like you'll have to bring an entire box of tissues with you to the theater when the movie arrives in March. You've got pathos, you've got action, and you've most certainly got spectacle. What else could you possibly want? Now excuse us, we need to go cry after seeing Dumbo holding his mother's trunk through the bars of her cage.

As we compose ourselves, check out the circus-themed poster below:

Based on the first animated film as well as the novel by Helen Aberson and Harold Pearl, Dumbo's screenplay was penned by Ehren Kruger (The Ring, Ghost in the Shell).

Dumbo flies into theaters everywhere Friday, March 29.