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Milly Farrier is the curious and confident daughter of Holt Farrier, a wounded war veteran and former circus star who is struggling to adjust to life after the war. More interested in science than the circus, she can’t help but adore the newest member of their circus family — a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a misfit. When her newfound friend takes flight, her natural curiosity soars right along with him.

Background

Nico Parker was cast to make her big-screen debut as Milly. Although her character isn’t into the circus, she found that she was. “The Medici Circus is amazing,” she says. “There are some incredibly talented people: contortionists and knife-throwers and jugglers—people who have balls on their heads and just dance around. There’s such a vast palette of talents throughout the whole circus, and it really is incredible to see how they do everything.”

Milly and her brother form a serious bond with Dumbo, stepping in, in many ways, as Timothy Q. Mouse from Disney’s animated classic. “Milly and Joe show him that they’re always there for him, even when he doesn’t believe in himself,” says Parker. “They’re so immensely proud of him. Even when he isn’t proud of himself, they make sure he knows he’s incredible. Also, they know what it’s like to lose a mother, so they constantly sympathize with what he’s going through.”

According to producer Derek Frey, while both Nico and Finley Hobbins, who plays Joe, are truly talented, it’s the combination on that makes magic. “When we got Finley and Nico together, it was very clear that the two of them could create the emotional core of the story, which really revolves around the two of them and their relationship to Dumbo.”


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Media
Films and Television: DumboMickey Mouse ClubDumbo's CircusHouse of MouseDumbo (2019)Video

Video Games: Disney's Villains' RevengeDisney Emoji Blitz
Books: Big Golden BookClassic StorybookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingDisney Read-AlongGolden Sound StoryLittle Golden BookDumbo's Circus

Disney Parks
Casey Jr. Circus TrainCasey Jr. Splash 'n' Soak StationDisney Animation BuildingDumbo the Flying ElephantGames of the Boardwalk

Entertainment: AnimagiqueFantasmic!Once Upon a Mouse
Restaurants: Timothy's Treats
Shops: Casey Jr. Trinket Train
Parades: Disney's Dreams On Parade: Moving OnFlights of Fantasy ParadeFestival of Fantasy ParadeHappiness is Here ParadeJubilation!Main Street Electrical ParadeMickey's Storybook ExpressThe Wonderful World of Disney Parade (The Float)
Fireworks: Celebrate the MagicDisneyland ForeverHappily Ever AfterMagicalOnce Upon a TimeRemember... Dreams Come TrueWonderful World of Animation
Halloween: Happy Hallowishes

Characters
Original: DumboTimothy MouseMrs. JumboCircus ElephantsRingmasterMr. StorkCasey JuniorPink ElephantsThe CrowsCircus AnimalsClowns

Dumbo's Circus: LionelFair DinkumQ.T.BarnabyLilliSebastianFlip & Flap
Deleted: PennyGodfryDotClaude and Lolly
Remake: Holt FarrierV.A. VandevereColette MarchantMilly FarrierMax MediciJoe FarrierMiss AtlantisNeils Skellig

Songs
Look Out for Mr. StorkCasey, Jr.RoustaboutsBaby MineHit the Big BossPink Elephants on ParadeWhen I See an Elephant Fly
Locations
FloridaCircus
Objects
The Magic Feather
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