And the best things about employing elephants for a movie?
They'll work for peanuts.
Well, maybe not in this case because it's mainly CGI, but it's great that they waited this long to release it, because the special effects are superb.
The main star Dumbo looks fantastic (using the same techniques as the new Planet Of The Apes movies) but the human cast is equally impressive, Michael Keaton, Danny Devito, Eva Green and our own Colin Faddle lead the impressive line-up.
It looks like a real tearjerker, but possibly not as traumatic as the original.