The imagination of Tim Burton unites with one of Disney’s most beloved tales in stunning fashion.
Walt Disney was renowned for his classic animated feature films, a series of delightful tales which introduced us to some of the most iconic and colourful characters the planet has ever seen. From his interpretations of adored novels like Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and the Jungle Book to original stories like Lady and the Tramp, his feature films would go on to play an intricate part in our modern culture.
In recent memory, Disney have made a success of refreshing these animated features with a sprinkle of live-action magic and boasting cutting edge special effects and motion capture technology successfully brought these greats back to the screen for a contemporary audience. The pinnacle of these movies was undoubtedly Jon Favreau’s the Jungle Book. Boasting an all-star voice cast and some of the most technologically immersive computer-generated effects ever created, Disney did the unthinkable and broke new territory and in doing so re-envisioned Rudyard Kipling’s iconic tale for a new generation of fans.
Hot on the heels of their release of Beauty and the Beast, Disney quickly turned their attention to Winnie the Pooh and the Lion King which are both set for future release, however up next in their calendar of reboot’s is one of the studios’ most adored characters.
The classical tale of the elephant born with enormous ears is a cornerstone of the Disney archive and beloved by many fans around the world; and charged with appeasing them is visionary director Tim Burton. Famous for movies like Batman, Edward Scissorhands and Alice in Wonderland, Burton brings a wealth of experience to the project as well as an abundance of A-List talent all eager to be a part of the reimaging of a classic.
Hollywood icons like Danny DeVito, Michael Keaton and Eva Green and all attached to the project and after what has seemed like an eternity, Disney has unveiled our first look at the flying elephant superstar of the circus in the first official teaser trailer.
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Whether you’re a fan of these contemporary reimagining’s or not, one cannot argue that Disney are pulling out all the stops to make these movies as accurate as possible to their animated predecessors. The Jungle Book was a triumph, and Beauty and the Beast conquered the box office, but can they do the unthinkable and appease the fans of the world’s only flying elephant and make them embrace a CGI laden reimaging?
Only time will tell – or maybe they’re just seeing pink elephants. But I be done seen’ about everything…when I see an elephant fly!
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Source: Disney Movie Trailers