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Release Date:
31 October 1941 (USA) See more »
Walt Disney's Latest . . . Most Lovable . . . Funable Characters ! See more »
Ridiculed because of his enormous ears, a young circus elephant is assisted by a mouse to achieve his full potential. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in alphabetical order) (verified as complete)
James Baskett ... Crow (voice) (uncredited)

Herman Bing ... The Ringmaster (voice) (uncredited)

Mel Blanc ... Dumbo (uncredited)

Billy Bletcher ... Clown (voice) (uncredited)

Edward Brophy ... Timothy Q. Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
Candy Candido ... Roaring Lion (voice) (uncredited)
Jim Carmichael ... Crow (voice) (uncredited)

Cliff Edwards ... Jim Crow (voice) (uncredited)

Verna Felton ... The Elephant Matriarch/Mrs. Jumbo (voice) (uncredited)
Noreen Gammill ... Catty the Elephant (voice) (uncredited)
Eddie Holden ... Clown (voice) (uncredited)

Sterling Holloway ... Mr. Stork (voice) (uncredited)
Malcolm Hutton ... Skinny (voice) (uncredited)
Hall Johnson ... Crow (voice) (uncredited)
Harold Manley ... Boy (voice) (uncredited)
John McLeish ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Jack Mercer ... Clowns (uncredited)
Tony Neil ... Boy (voice) (uncredited)
Dorothy Scott ... Giddy the Elephant (voice) (uncredited)
Sarah Selby ... Prissy the Elephant (voice) (uncredited)
Billy Sheets ... Clown/Joe (voice) (uncredited)
Nick Stewart ... Crow (voice) (uncredited)
Chuck Stubbs ... Boy (voice) (uncredited)
Margaret Wright ... Casey Jr. (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Samuel Armstrong (sequence director) (as Sam Armstrong)
Norman Ferguson (sequence director)
Wilfred Jackson (sequence director)
Jack Kinney (sequence director)
Bill Roberts (sequence director)
Ben Sharpsteen (supervising director)
John Elliotte (uncredited)
Writing credits
Joe Grant (screen story) &
Dick Huemer (screen story)

Otto Englander (story direction)

Bill Peet (story development) &
Aurelius Battaglia (story development) (as Aurie Battaglia) &
Joe Rinaldi (story development) &
Vernon Stallings (story development) (as George Stallings) &
Webb Smith (story development)

Helen Aberson  based on the book by (uncredited)
Harold Pearl  based on the book by (uncredited)

Produced by
Walt Disney .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Frank Churchill 
Oliver Wallace 
Art Direction by
Don DaGradi  (as Don Da Gradi)
Dick Kelsey 
Ernie Nordli  (as Ernest Nordli)
Kendall O'Connor  (as Ken O'Connor)
Charles Payzant 
Herbert Ryman  (as Herb Ryman)
Terrell Stapp 
Al Zinnen 
Robert Cormack (uncredited)
John Hubley (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Larry Lansburgh .... assistant director (uncredited)
Richard Lyford .... assistant director (uncredited)
Lloyd Richardson .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
James MacDonald .... sound effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Jerome Brown .... effects animator (uncredited)
Paul B. Kossoff .... effects animator (uncredited)
Sandy Strother .... effects animator (uncredited)
Don Tobin .... effects animator (uncredited)
Animation Department
Art Babbitt .... animation director
James Bodrero .... character designer
Jack Campbell .... animator
Les Clark .... animator
Claude Coats .... backgrounds
Al Dempster .... backgrounds
Hugh Fraser .... animator
John Hench .... backgrounds
Walt Kelly .... animator
Ward Kimball .... animation director
Ray Lockrem .... backgrounds
Hicks Lokey .... animator
John Lounsbery .... animation director
Joshua Meador .... animator (as Josh Meador)
John P. Miller .... character designer
Fred Moore .... animation director
Milt Neil .... animator
Gerald Nevius .... backgrounds
Maurice Noble .... character designer
Art Palmer .... animator
Don Patterson .... animator
Ray Patterson .... animator
Elmer Plummer .... character designer
Martin Provensen .... character designer (as Martin Provenson)
Wolfgang Reitherman .... animation director (as Woolie Reitherman)
William Shull .... animator (as Bill Shull)
Grant Simmons .... animator
Claude Smith .... animator
Joe Stahley .... backgrounds
Howard Swift .... animator
Harvey Toombs .... animator
Don Towsley .... animator
Bill Tytla .... animation director (as Vladimir Tytla)
John Walbridge .... character designer
Bernard Wolf .... animator (as Berny Wolf)
Cy Young .... animator
Stephen Bosustow .... animator (uncredited)
Al Coe .... animator (uncredited)
Basil Davidovich .... animator (uncredited)
Phyllis Bounds Detiege .... painter (uncredited)
Paul Fitzpatrick .... animator (uncredited)
Ed Fourcher .... animator (uncredited)
Franklin Grundeen .... animator (uncredited)
Jerry Hathcock .... animator (uncredited)
Van Kaufman .... animator (uncredited)
Eric Larson .... animator (uncredited)
Clarke Mallery .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Bill Melendez .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Art Moore .... animator (uncredited)
Paul Murry .... animator (uncredited)
Kendall O'Connor .... layout artist (uncredited)
Ed Parks .... animator (uncredited)
Warren Schloat .... animator (uncredited)
Retta Scott .... animator (uncredited)
Frank Thomas .... animation director (uncredited)
Karl Van Leuven .... animator (uncredited)
Editorial Department
George Cave .... labaratory color timer (uncredited)
I.J. Wilkinson .... negative cutter (uncredited)
Music Department
Edward H. Plumb .... orchestrator (as Edward Plumb)
Ned Washington .... lyrics
Edmundo Santos .... lyrics: Spanish version (uncredited)
Other crew
Walt Disney .... presenter
Elsie Jane Donahue .... secretary (uncredited)
Dorothy Link .... secretary (uncredited)
Dorris Pugsley .... secretary (uncredited)
Lee Shipley .... secretary (uncredited)
Eloise Tobelman .... secretary (uncredited)
Dee Worth .... secretary (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Walt Disney's Dumbo" - USA (poster title)
"Dombo" - Belgium (English title) (video title)
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64 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Brazil:Livre | Canada:G | Denmark:A | Finland:S | France:Tous publics | Germany:0 | Germany:0 (cut) | Iceland:L | Netherlands:AL | New Zealand:G | Norway:A | Norway:5 (1989) (re-release) | Norway:7 (1972) (re-release) | Peru:Apt | Portugal:M/4 | Russia:0+ | Singapore:G | South Korea:All | Spain:T | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:Approved (certificate #6809) (original rating) | USA:G (re-rating) (1972)

Did You Know?

Dumbo (1941) is the first low-budget Disney animated feature film. Previous Disney productions were more ambitious, and more expensive to produce but often failed to produce much revenue. Walt Disney decided to change methods in this production.See more »
Continuity: Dumbo's trunk is longer when Timothy rushes up to him after discovering they were in a tree.See more »
[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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Movie Connections:
Pink Elephants on ParadeSee more »


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