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Dumbo (1941)

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

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
... Fat Crow (voice) (uncredited)
... The Ringmaster (voice) (uncredited)
... Dumbo (voice) (uncredited)
... Clown (voice) (uncredited)
... Timothy Q. Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
Candy Candido ... Roaring Lion (voice) (uncredited)
Jim Carmichael ... Straw-Hat Crow (voice) (uncredited)
... Jim Crow (voice) (uncredited)
... The Elephant Matriarch / Mrs. Jumbo (voice) (uncredited)
Noreen Gammill ... Catty the Elephant (voice) (uncredited)
Eddie Holden ... Clown (voice) (uncredited)
... Mr. Stork (voice) (uncredited)
Malcolm Hutton ... Skinny (voice) (uncredited)
Hall Johnson ... Preacher 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>

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florida | ear | pink | ears | dumbo | See All (131) »

Taglines:

D...is for DUMBO, the Baby Elephant Whose Over-Size Ears Always Get Him Into Trouble! See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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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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(RCA Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Dumbo and his supporting cast were adapted to the Disney comics in 1941. While infrequently starring in solo stories, Dumbo himself was for decades a popular character for team-ups and crossovers. See more »

Goofs

The clowns' voices don't consistently go with the same silhouettes. 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

Happy Birthday
(1893) (uncredited)
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
Sung by Sterling Holloway
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Ahhh, good memories!
12 October 2007 | by 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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