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.
Sometime after the events of the first Dumbo, Timothy Q. Mouse meet a series of other baby animals that are going through different childhood stages and wind up getting lost in New York City. While the animals try to find their way back home, each character would find out to fix their problems. In addition, it would provide an explanation on what happened to Dumbo's father, Mr. Jumbo.
Why It Was Cancelled
- 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.
- Disney recently made a live-adaptation of Dumbo and was released on March 29, 2019.
- The original Dumbo film is stand-alone.