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Dumbo (1941)

Approved | | Animation, Drama, Family | 31 October 1941 (USA)
Ridiculed because of his enormous ears, a young circus elephant is assisted by a mouse to achieve his full potential.

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(as Sam Armstrong), | 5 more credits »

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(screen story), (screen story) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
James Baskett ...
Crow (voice) (uncredited)
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The Ringmaster (voice) (uncredited)
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Clown (voice) (uncredited)
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Timothy Q. Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
Candy Candido ...
Roaring Lion (voice) (uncredited)
Jim Carmichael ...
Crow (voice) (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)
Hall Johnson ...
Crow (voice) (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>

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florida | dumbo | elephant | ear | circus | See All (115) »

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M...Is For Timothy Q. MOUSE, DUMBO'S Tiny Buddy...Braver Than Any Beast Alive! See more »


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Release Date:

31 October 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dumbo the Flying Elephant  »

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Budget:

$950,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

A sequel direct to video/DVD titled Dumbo 2 was announced back in the early 2000s. With a story that takes place after the original involving Dumbo and a group of young circus animals to get separated from the WDP Circus and try to find their way back to the circus. This proposed idea appeared to have been canceled with no more than storyboards and animated drawing sheets being made during preproduction. See more »

Goofs

The construction of the elephant car changes from time to time: 1. Shortly after the train loading scene starts it has a small entrance. 2. When the elephants are entering it looks totally different. 3. Shortly before the "roustabouts" song starts, the elephants are leaving the train car again, which looks different than before, especially the footbridge which is much longer and thinner - there are more examples (often parts of it are missing). 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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Soundtracks

Song of the Roustabouts
(1941) (uncredited)
Music by Frank Churchill
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Sung by The King's Men
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Disney's endearing classic
23 September 2000 | by (PA USA) – See all my reviews

One of Disney's best known and loved films. About a baby elephant born in the tough world of the circus who is ridiculed and shut out because of his large ears. Comforted by his mother until she attacks a trainer and is penned up in a jaillike wagon, Dumbo eventually learns that he can fly and becomes a star. A great film that deals with discrimination, self esteem, the importance of family and friendship. Features a great score which it won an oscar for and a nomination for song, the beautiful "Baby Mine" . The pink elephants scene is a classic. Wonderfully done, arguably Disney's best on a scale of one to ten...10


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