Tim Burton, Director of New Live-Action Dumbo, Makes a Surprise Visit to Disneyland

Over this past weekend Tim Burton, the director of the upcoming live-action retelling of Dumbo, surprised Disneyland guests as he “flew” in for a visit!

Tim Burton, Director of Dumbo, Visits Disneyland Park ©Disney

Burton’s visit included a ride on Fantasyland‘s Dumbo the Flying Elephant attraction.

In addition to flying with Dumbo, Burton also stopped by the Main Street Opera House to sign autographs and watch the sneak peek from the new feature film.

Tim Burton, Director of Dumbo, Visits Disneyland Park ©Disney

Dumbo will be “soaring” into theaters on March 29, 2019. The all-new live-action film expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight.

Tim Burton, Director of Dumbo, Visits Disneyland Park ©Disney

In the film circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. When they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the flying elephant for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.

Tim Burton, Director of Dumbo, Visits Disneyland Park ©Disney

Guests at Disneyland, Disney World, and on Disney Cruise Line can enjoy a sneak preview of the film now in the parks and on the ships.

Learn more about Dumbo here!

Are you looking forward to seeing the new live-action version of Dumbo? Let us know in the comments below!

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Sarah has built a career in communications and marketing that started when she was the editor of her high school newspaper. She has written for AllEars.net since 2018, and enjoys sharing Disney news and updates with the AllEars community. She's been a Disney fan ever since her first visit to Walt Disney World when she was 5, and has been known to arrange trips around visiting a Disney park!

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