Burton just began production on the film at the U.K.'s Pinewood Studios and Cardington Studios using state-of-the-art visual effects to portray Dumbo and many of his four-legged counterparts.
Dumbo is slated for release on March 29th, 2019.
This weekend's D23, for example, plunged audiences straight into the depth of its upcoming catalogue; Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott were announced as Aladdin and Jasmine in Guy Ritchie's remake of the film, and the panel audience was shown a near shot-for-shot recreation of "The Circle of Life" from Jon Favreau's The Lion King.
Disney's Head of Live-Action, Sean Bailey, also confirmed the films cast. Disney fans will be pleased to know that Burton recorded his video from inside Casey Jr., the iconic train from the original movie (which has been further immortalized in Disney theme parks).
While Disney's D23 fan event just revealed Star Wars and The Avengers updates, Disney also revealed some tasty info about Tim Burton's live-action Dumbo remake, which looks to have assembled a pretty wonderful cast list.
Disney also revealed a maquette used to model the CGI Dumbo for the live-action film at the event on Saturday. Nigel Gostelow (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Dark Shadows) is the executive producer.
Katterli Frauenfelder, Derek Frey, Ehren Kruger and Justin Springer are producing from a screenplay by Kruger.
The circus is struggling, but when Holt's children - Parker and Hobbins - discover the elephant can fly, entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Keaton) and aerial artist Colette (Green) team up to make the creature a star.