Dumbo II was the planned sequel to Dumbo that was directed by Robert C. Ramirez, director of Joseph: King of Dreams. It was scheduled to be released in 2001 but was delayed for many years until production was cancelled after John Lasseter was named CEO of Walt Disney Animation Studios in early 2006. The trailer can be found on the 2001 VHS and DVD release of the Dumbo 60th anniversary edition.
Taking place specifically one day after the events of the first film, the story would have involved Dumbo, Timothy Q. Mouse and a host of other baby animals, each of whom represented a different stage of childhood, getting separated in New York City. While trying to find their way back, each character would learn to fix his or her own problems. In addition, it sought to explain what happened to Dumbo's father, Mr. Jumbo.
Why It Was Cancelled Edit
- John Lasseter was named CEO of Disney.
- Disney discontinued direct-to-DVD sequels in 2007.
The film is still shelved and will probably be shelved for eternity.