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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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Dumbo (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)
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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

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florida | dumbo | elephant | circus | clown | See All (95) »

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O... Is For ORIGINALITY --- As The One And Only Disney Brings It In Spades, Surprise And Laughter! See more »


Certificate:

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Release Date:

31 October 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dumbo the Flying Elephant  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$950,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,600,000, 23 October 1941
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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In 2001, a sequel of Dumbo (1941), called "Dumbo II", was announced. It was to be directed by Robert C. Ramirez, who had previously co-directed Joseph: King of Dreams (2000). Dumbo was to include a relatively large cast of new characters. The project was in development for years, but in 2006 John Lasseter terminated plans for this film and other sequels to Disney's classic films. See more »

Goofs

Timothy is standing in front of Dumbo's face when he wakes him up after finding out that they are up on a tree. When Dumbo falls off the tree in the very next shot, Timothy is gone. 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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Crazy Credits

The RKO logo is in gold on a blue background within a stylish gold border; all of this is on a red background. 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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Timeless classic
27 May 2011 | by See all my reviews

This is easily one of the most touching and entertaining films I've ever watched. From the heartwarming deliverance scene at the beginning, when the stork brings the newborn babies to all the animals in the circus, through the hilarious and trippy Pink Elephants on Parade sequence (which still holds well to this very day), to the heartbreaking scene when Dumbo's mother is in chains and she rocks him with her trunk from beyond the bars.

True, I've seen it first at the tender age of 4 or 5, so maybe the nostalgia factor has it's weight on my affection for this film - but I still think it's one of the most sweet and sentimental films ever made (even at the "old" age of 30).


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