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

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Uncredited cast:
James Baskett ...
Crow (voice) (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
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The Ringmaster (voice) (uncredited)
Billy Bletcher ...
Clown (voice) (uncredited)
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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 ...
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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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M...Is For Timothy Q. MOUSE, DUMBO'S Tiny Buddy...Braver Than Any Beast Alive! See more »


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31 October 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dumbo the Flying Elephant  »

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$950,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Joseph Stilwell (1883-1946), a United States Army general, mentioned in his memoirs that viewing "Dumbo" in 1941 was one of his happier moments. The film "1941" (1979) , which is set in that year, depicts Stillwell attending a showing of Dumbo. Scenes from "Dumbo" are seen in the other film. See more »

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During the train loading the two workers who are running into the picture while Matriarch is stuck have four fingers before they pick up the footbridge. When they start bouncing her, the lost fingers are back. See more »

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[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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Rock-a-Bye Baby
(1886) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Effie I. Canning
Sung a bit by Sterling Holloway
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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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