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
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In December 1941 "Time" Magazine planned to have "Dumbo" on its cover to commemorate its success, but it was dropped due to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. See more »
During the sequence with the crows, the end of the cigar that is lit alternates (pay attention to the cigar band). See more »
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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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 »
The last theatrical release of the film that featured RKO title cards was in 1949. When it was re-released in 1959, it was replaced by Buena Vista title cards and was the same way until 2001, when the film was released on DVD for the first time for its 60th anniversary and all references to RKO were restored. (The 1995 laserdisc release actually did retain the RKO titles before then.) See more »
Disney's flying elephant with the big ears. Timothy Mouse and the peanuts. The pyramid of jumbos in the circus ring. The roustabouts building the big top. Elephants on parade. The heartbreak of Mrs Jumbo. Mr Stork and his stubborn packages up in the clouds. The crows.
The animation is perfect and so are the songs on the soundtrack. Dumbo is an hour of perfection and one of Disney's best.
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