With the help of a smooth talking tomcat, a family of Parisian felines set to inherit a fortune from their owner try to make it back home after a jealous butler kidnaps them and leaves them in the country.
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 an article on Dumbo (1941), writer Martin Markstein (1947-2012) pointed out that the premise of the film strongly resembles another children's story of the same era: "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer". In both cases the stories are about an innocent child cruelly ridiculed for a physical deformity (huge ears, red nose) who achieved extraordinary success not in spite of but because of that attribute. See more »
The construction of the elephant car changes from time to time: 1. Shortly after the train loading scene starts it has a small entrance. 2. When the elephants are entering it looks totally different. 3. Shortly before the "roustabouts" song starts, the elephants are leaving the train car again, which looks different than before, especially the footbridge which is much longer and thinner - there are more examples (often parts of it are missing). 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 »
To secure a "FSK 0" rating, four seconds were cut from the German video version: when the elephant tower collapses, you don't see how a crying elephant splashes on the ground with a pain distorted face. 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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