The shortest of Disney's major animated features Dumbo involves a baby elephant with unusually large ears. Ostracized from the rest of the circus animals, poor Dumbo is even separated from his mother, who is chained up in a separate cage after trying to defend her child. Only brash-but-lovable Timothy Mouse offers the hand of friendship to Dumbo, encouraging the pouty pachyderm to exploit his "different" qualities for fame and fortune. After trepidatiously indulging in a vat of booze, Dumbo awakens in a tall tree. Goaded by a group of jive-talking crows, Dumbo discovers that his outsized ears have given him the ability to fly. The musical score by Frank Churchill and Oliver Wallace won Oscars for them both.~Hal Erickson
Never-before-seen deleted scene
Never-before-heard deleted song
Taking flight: the making of Dumbo
The magic of Dumbo: A ride of passage - A heartfelt look at Disneyland's most popular ride
This movie reflects a different time in our history, filmed while WWII was raging around the world and we were about to be drawn into the conflict. We were not a superpower, the economy was still languishing from the Depression, and our cultural sensibilities were very different. 21st century people will be puzzled by things in this move that have been cancelled for current sensibilities. Things like the circus, elephants and other animal acts, clowns, drinking, and the overall message of overcoming a disability and achieving self-reliance without victimhood will seem strange to those who did not live in earlier times. I wanted to get the movie before it is banned and erased from society due to adverse cultural depictions.
First time I ever owned a copy of this movie, though I saw it when I was a little girl. I haven't yet played the DVD, and I hope it will have no "hangs" or "skips". I marked the review with five stars for the quickness of delivery and the product was packed so it was undamaged.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
A GOAT in Disney Cinema!
Owned for 3 months when reviewed.
Dumbo is one of the greatest Disney animated movies of all-time!