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Dumbo (1941)

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Ridiculed because of his enormous ears, a young circus elephant is assisted by a mouse to achieve his full potential.

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
James Baskett ...
Crow (voice) (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Herman Bing ...
The Ringmaster (voice) (uncredited)
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Clown (voice) (uncredited)
Edward Brophy ...
Timothy Q. Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
Jim Carmichael ...
Crow (voice) (uncredited)
Hall Johnson Choir ...
Choral Sounds (uncredited)
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Jim Crow (voice) (uncredited)
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The Elephant Matriarch / Mrs. Jumbo (voice) (uncredited)
Noreen Gammill ...
Catty the Elephant (voice) (uncredited)
Eddie Holden ...
Clown (voice) (uncredited)
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Mr. Stork (voice) (uncredited)
Malcolm Hutton ...
Skinny (voice) (uncredited)
The King's Men ...
Choral Effects (uncredited)
Harold Manley ...
Boy (voice) (uncredited)
John McLeish ...
Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

The stork delivers a baby elephant to Mrs. Jumbo, veteran of the circus, but the newborn is ridiculed because of his truly enormous ears and dubbed "Dumbo". After being separated from his mother, Dumbo is relegated to the circus' clown acts; it is up to his only friend, a mouse, to assist Dumbo to achieve his full potential. Written by Tim Pickett <quetzal@yoyo.cc.monash.edu.au>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

elephant | circus | mouse | ear | baby elephant | See more »

Taglines:

B...Is For The 5 BLACK CROWS---Squaking, Raucous Comics Who Teach DUMBO To Fly By Flapping His Ears! See more »


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Release Date:

17 November 1941 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

Dumbo the Flying Elephant  »

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Budget:

$950,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System) (5.0 Surround Sound) (L-R)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film was originally planned as a 30-minute featurette before Walt Disney assigned one of his producers, Ben Sharpsteen, to expand the idea into a feature. See more »

Goofs

When Timothy Mouse tricks the ringmaster into using Dumbo as his circus climax, he hops on the ringmaster's hat brim while he says, "He jumps from a springboard." As he does, his mouth does not move during the first two words of his line. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: Through the snow, and sleet, and hail / Through the blizzard, through the gale / Through the wind and through the rain / Over mountain, over plain / Through the blinding lightning flash / And the mighty thunder crash / Ever faithful, ever true / Nothing stops him, he'll get through.
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Referenced in Disneypedia: JungleMania! (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

When I See an Elephant Fly
(1941) (uncredited)
Music by Oliver Wallace
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Sung by Cliff Edwards, Jim Carmichael and the Hall Johnson Choir
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Ahhh, good memories!
12 October 2007 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I used to have this on video along with "Alice in Wonderland" (both of them were taped off TV and were on the same video) and I remember watching them all the time with absolute and unshakable content and happiness. Peolpe have written reviews saying that it's pretty dark and creepy, especially the "Pink Elelphants" sequence but I never was (and I'm NOT lying!). I remember the ONLY thing that got to me a LITTLE BIT was when the clowns were chatting after the "Dumbo the Clown" act; the clowns with the high and squeaky voice (some of the clowns have the same voices) creeped me out a little 'cause I thought they sounded evil (Ha! For people who have watched the movie it's the voice that says "This one's on Dumbo!", "We really rolled them in the aisles!" and "Let's make it eighty feet!"). As for the "Pink Elephants" sequence, I found it really funny and I still do. So anyways, absolutely no family should be without this movie 'cause it's a very sweet film with a really important message.


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