Dumbo

Dumbo

DVD - 2011
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The stork delivers a baby elephant to Mrs. Jumbo, a veteran of the circus, but the newborn is soon ridiculed because of his truly gigantic ears and is dubbed "Dumbo". Dumbo is relegated to the circus' clown acts until he is befriended by a mouse.

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1aa
Nov 29, 2018

Such a sweet movie! Together with Bambi, this is the epitome of children's cartoons. There are outdated and awkward racist stereotypes of negroes in some of the characters (the crows), and an extraordinary sequence of a drunken hallucination about three quarters of the way through the film. Ultimately its delightful and heartwarming.

SPPL_Anna Mar 21, 2018

I love Dumbo even though the Pink Elephants sequence still freaks me out. Also, as I child I had no idea that he was supposed to be drunk in that because of the bubbles and I thought he was sick from drinking soap.

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XGirl
Mar 15, 2018

Hello, darlings! - Can you believe an elephant that can fly!?? Well, Dumbo is pure animated fun for all ages.

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Me_Tarzan
Dec 29, 2017

Released in 1941 (at the height of WW2) - Dumbo is the fourth animated feature film produced by Disney Studios. At only 64 minutes - it is one of Disney's shortest animated features. This film was completed on a budget of just under $1 million.

Dumbo's simple story about a semi-anthropomorphic elephant is loosely based upon the book written by Helen Aberson and illustrated by Harold Pearl.

As the story goes - Jumbo Jr. (the new baby elephant at the circus) quickly finds himself cruelly nicknamed "Dumbo" (as in "dumb"), as he is ridiculed for his big, floppy ears.

Dumbo soon discovers that he is, in fact, capable of flying by using his big ears as wings.

Throughout most of the film - Dumbo's only true friend (aside from his mother) is the mouse, Timothy, which is a relationship parodying the stereotypical animosity between mice and elephants.

Now 86 years old - All-in-all - Dumbo is enjoyable family entertainment from yesteryear.

Dumbo is hard to recommend. On the one hand, the art quality is pretty good for its age. On the other, there is a disturbing animation scene involving elephants and some very offensive birds.

Recommended age is also difficult to decide. The target audience is young children, but the questionable content is probably unsuitable given modern cultural trends for anyone younger than 8.

Watch it to say you've seen it, but don't be super excited about what's in store.

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TwilightBlue
Oct 15, 2017

Can you believe an elephant that can fly!!??

Released in 1941 - This animated, feature film from Disney Studios is a delight for all ages.

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RoyalJellyIII
Jun 27, 2017

One of the best of Disney's animated features.

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dylankemp
Oct 20, 2016

Absolutely gorgeous. Really has some beautiful moments.

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SpaceAngel
Aug 16, 2016

The elephant that could fly.

Dumbo is a definite Disney cartoon favourite of mine. It is a real family classic.

This is a charming, beautifully animated story about an outcast circus-elephant with big ears who learns that he can fly.

Dumbo has everything - personable animals, a poignant story and a truly happy ending. This wonderful movie is good fun for young and old, and it can still invoke a tear, or two, in the right places.

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lsemplonius
Aug 07, 2015

This disc would not play in my blu-Ray player

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