AceShowbiz - Disney fascinated CinemaCon attendees with footage of its upcoming live-action movies. The Mouse House exhibited some footage of its upcoming projects, including "Dumbo" and "The Lion King (2019)", on the Tuesday, April 24 event, which was held at Caecars Palace in Las Vegas.
The studio opened its 90-minute presentation with footage from Tim Burton's movie adaptation of 1941's "Dumbo" that is set for a March 29, 2019 release in the United States. The clip only featured a concept art of the titular elephant which included his blue eyes and big ears.
The clip also offered a first look at its live-action stars, including Eva Green who is cast as trapeze artist Colette Marchant, Danny DeVito who will portray a circus owner, Michael Keaton who will play entrepreneur V.A. Vandemere, and Colin Farrell who will play war veteran Holt Farrier.
Attendees could also see featurette of musical live-action "Aladdin" starring Will Smith as Genie. " 'Aladdin' is one of those perfect stories. It just burrows down inside of you. You don't know when you saw it. You don't know how you know every word to the songs. You just do," said Will in the video. Gushing about the upcoming movie, Will said in the clip, "Disney knows how to do it. This is going to be beautiful."
Scheduled to hit U.S. theaters on May 24, 2019, the movie will also star Mena Massaoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad, Billy Magnussen and Numan Acar.
The studio also showed behind-the-scenes footage of director Marc Foster's live-action movie "Christopher Robin" that will open on August 3 in the United States. The clip featured grown-up Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) who has forgotten his childhood when he is visited by Pooh and other friends from the Hundred Acree Wood.
In addition, the Mouse House exhibited Rob Marshall's "Mary Poppins Returns". The footage was opened with Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw) flying kite with his son before strong East wind blows, which is a sign that Emily Blunt's Marry will come. Coming on December 25 in the United States, the movie will star the "A Quiet Place" actress and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Disney concluded the presentation with footage from Jon Favreau's "The Lion King" that will be released on July 19, 2019 in the U.S. The clip featured a photo-real opening that looked similar to the original cartoon. It also saw Rafiki the baboon presenting King Mufasa's newborn son to the animal kingdom at Pride Rock. Before Simba is presented, his face is rubbed with red dust by shaman Rafiki. Then, "Circle of Life" played.