DVD - 2011
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The tale of Dumbo, the courageous baby elephant who uses his sensational ears to soar to fame with the help of his clever best friend Timothy Q. Mouse.
Publisher: [Burbank, CA] : Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, 2011
Edition: Seventieth anniversary edition
Branch Call Number: DVD J DUMBO
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (approximately 64 min. each) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in


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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.

Nov 29, 2017

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.

Jun 27, 2017

One of the best of Disney's animated features.

Oct 20, 2016

Absolutely gorgeous. Really has some beautiful moments.

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.

Aug 07, 2015

This disc would not play in my blu-Ray player

this movie makes me cry too i watched it a lot of times before evan when i was littile it made me cry how they captured the mama elephant i barrowed the vhs of it when you had vhs back than i borrowed it back in 2006 than I borrowed this dvd of it cause later you didn't have vhs anymore i think it was on t.v too i seen i remember seeing before i always liked this movie i still do i still have an old book of it too downstars in my house somewhere.

Jun 03, 2014

You can't beat a circus Elephant and his friend the circus mouse. This movie has been a favorite of mine since I was a small kid and saw it a Saturday Matinee. Great fun for the entire family!

Oct 03, 2013

I love this story it makes me cry sometimes...bitter sweet bitter sweet.

May 25, 2012

The racist bits may be stereotypical, but this is still a decent classic. Rushed into production following the initial failure of "Fantasia," this one pulls out all the stops to push motherhood and baby buttons, as well as the ugly duckling theme. The plot and dialogue are fairly mundane, but some of the animation is amazingly innovative.

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