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Dumbo

Dumbo 1941 release poster
Directed by Ben Sharpsteen
Produced by Walt Disney
Written by Helen Aberson (book)
Harold Perl (book)
Otto Englander (story direction)
Joe Grant
Dick Huemer
Starring Edward Brophy
Herman Bing
Margaret Wright
Sterling Holloway
Cliff Edwards
Music by Frank Churchill
Oliver Wallace
Release date(s) October 23, 1941
Running time 64 minutes
Language English
Budget $813,000 USD
IMDb profile

Dumbo is a 1941 animated feature film produced by Walt Disney and first released on October 23, 1941 by RKO Radio Pictures. The fourth film in the Disney animated features canon, Dumbo is based upon a children's book of the same name by Helen Aberson and illustrated by Harold Perl. The main character is Jumbo Jr., a semi-anthropomorphic elephant who is cruelly nicknamed Dumbo. He is ridiculed for his big ears, but it turns out that he is capable of flying by using them as wings. His only friend is the mouse Timothy, parodying the stereotypical animosity between mice and elephants. Image File history File linksMetadata Dumbo-1941-poster. ... For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ... Joe Grant (May 15, 1908 - May 6, 2005) was a Disney artist and writer. ... Dick Huemer (January 2, 1898 New York — November 30, 1979 Burbank) was an animater in the Animation Golden Age. ... Edward Brophy (February 27, 1895 – May 27, 1960), is a character actor known for portraying gangsters, and is the voice of Timothy Mouse from Dumbo. ... Margaret Wright is a Green Party politician. ... Sterling Price Holloway, Jr. ... Cliff Edwards (14 June 1895 – 17 July 1971), also known as Ukelele Ike, was an American singer and musician who enjoyed considerable popularity in the 1920s and early 1930s, and also did voices for animated cartoons later in his career. ... Frank Churchill (October 20, 1901 - May 14, 1942) was an American composer of popular music for films. ... is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1941 (disambiguation). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Animation refers to the technique in which each frame of a film or movie is produced individually, whether generated as a computer graphic, or by photographing a drawn image, or by repeatedly making small changes to a model (see claymation and stop motion), and then photographing the result. ... For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ... is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1941 (disambiguation). ... The classic logo of RKO Radio Pictures. ... This is a list of theatrical animated feature films produced and/or released by Walt Disney Productions/The Walt Disney Company: // Official canon (Walt Disney Animated Classics) The following is a list of the forty-eight feature films part of the Walt Disney Feature Animation (WDFA) canon, also known as... Basic Characteristics There is some debate as to what constitutes childrens literature. ... Anthropomorphism, also referred to as personification or prosopopeia, is the attribution of human characteristics to inanimate objects, animals, forces of nature, and others. ... Genera and Species Loxodonta Loxodonta cyclotis Loxodonta africana Elephas Elephas maximus Elephas antiquus † Elephas beyeri † Elephas celebensis † Elephas cypriotes † Elephas ekorensis † Elephas falconeri † Elephas iolensis † Elephas planifrons † Elephas platycephalus † Elephas recki † Stegodon † Mammuthus † Elephantidae (the elephants) is a family of pachyderm, and the only remaining family in the order Proboscidea... For other uses, see Ear (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Flight (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Wing (disambiguation). ... This article is about the animal. ...

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Summary

A baby elephant, ostracized by his own kind because of his abnormally large ears, befriends a witty and talkative mouse on a journey to circus stardom. The pair take advantage of the elephant's ability to fly by flapping his ears on their journey to the top.


Production

The film was designed as an economical feature to help generate income for the Disney studio after the financial failures of both Pinocchio and Fantasia in 1940. Storymen Dick Huemer and Joe Grant were the primary figures in developing the plot, based upon a children's book written by Helen Aberson and illustrated by Harold Perl (the only involvement the authors had with the cartoon industry). Their book was made of only 8 drawings and just a few lines of text. When it was published in 1939, the edition was so small and obscure that nobody knows how Disney got his hands on it. He gave it to his lead animators and told them to see what they could get out of it. Pinocchio is the second animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ... Fantasia is a 1940 motion picture, produced by Walt Disney and first released on November 13, 1940 in the United States. ... Dick Huemer (January 2, 1898 New York — November 30, 1979 Burbank) was an animater in the Animation Golden Age. ... Joe Grant (May 15, 1908 - May 6, 2005) was a Disney artist and writer. ... Basic Characteristics There is some debate as to what constitutes childrens literature. ...


When the film went into production in early 1941, supervising director Ben Sharpsteen was given orders to keep the film simple and inexpensive. As a result, Dumbo lacks the lavish detail of the previous three Disney animated features (Fantasia, Pinocchio, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs): character designs are simpler, background paintings are less detailed, and a number of held cels (or frames) were used in the character animation. However, the simplicity freed the animators from being overly concerned with detail, and allowed them to focus on the most important element of character animation: acting. The famous artist Bill Tytla's animation of Dumbo is today considered one of the greatest accomplishments in American traditional animation. The critical reactions were positive, as many critics of the day felt that Dumbo was a return to roots for Disney after growing increasingly "arty" with its predecessors. Fantasia is a 1940 motion picture, produced by Walt Disney and first released on November 13, 1940 in the United States. ... Pinocchio is the second animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ... Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a 1937 animated feature, the first produced by Walt Disney. ... For other uses , see Painting (disambiguation). ... Traditional animation, also referred to as classical animation, cel animation, or hand-drawn animation, is the oldest and historically the most popular form of animation. ... Acting is the work of an actor or actress, which is a person in theatre, television, film, or any other storytelling medium who tells the story by portraying a character and, usually, speaking or singing the written text or play. ... Vladimir Peter Tytla (October 25, 1904–December 30, 1968) was one of the original Disney animators and is considered by many to be the best character animator working during The Golden Age of Hollywood animation. ... Traditional animation, also referred to as classical animation, cel animation, or hand-drawn animation, is the oldest and historically the most popular form of animation. ...


On May 29, 1941, during the production on Dumbo, much of the Disney studio staff went on the Disney animators' strike. It has been rumored a number of strikers are caricatured in the feature as clowns who go to "hit the big boss for a raise", but animator Art Babbitt, who was one of the animators on strike, says there is no truth to that. The strike lasted five weeks, and ended the "family" atmosphere and camaraderie at the studio. is the 149th day of the year (150th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1941 (disambiguation). ... The bitter animators strike of 1941 at Walt Disney Studios was a psychological turning point within the company. ... Arthur Art Babbitt (October 8, 1907 - March 4, 1992) was a Disney animator. ...


None of the voice actors for Dumbo received screen credit, but Timothy Mouse, who befriended Dumbo even in his darkest days and was instrumental in helping him find greatness within himself, was voiced by Edward Brophy, a character actor known for portraying gangsters who has no other known animation voice credits. The pompous matriarch of the elephants was voiced by Verna Felton, who also played the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella, the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland, Aunt Sarah in Lady and the Tramp, Flora in Sleeping Beauty, and Winifred Elephant in The Jungle Book. Other voice actors include the perennial Sterling Holloway in a cameo role as Mr. Stork, and Cliff Edwards, better known as the voice of Jiminy Cricket, as Jim Crow, the leader of the crows. A voice actor (or voice artist) is a person who provides voices for computer and video games, puppet shows, amusement rides, audio dramas, dubbed foreign language films, stop motion, and animation works (including cartoons, animated feature films, animated shorts), and radio and television commercials. ... Edward Brophy (February 27, 1895 – May 27, 1960), is a character actor known for portraying gangsters, and is the voice of Timothy Mouse from Dumbo. ... A character actor is an actor, especially in motion pictures, who predominantly performs in similar roles throughout the course of a career. ... Gangsters are members of a professional crime organization, i. ... The bouncing ball animation (below) consists of these 6 frames. ... Verna Felton (July 20, 1890 – December 14, 1966) is a voice actor, who was best-known for playing most of the female voices in Disney animated films. ... In fairy tales, a fairy godmother is a fairy or person with magical powers who acts as a mentor or parent to someone. ... Cinderella is a 1950 animated feature produced by Walt Disney, and released to theaters on February 15, 1950 by RKO Radio Pictures. ... Alice in Wonderland is a 1951 animated feature film produced by Walt Disney Productions and originally released to cinemas on July 28, 1951 by RKO Radio Pictures. ... Lady and the Tramp is a 1955 animated feature film produced by Walt Disney, and originally released to theaters on June 16, 1955 by Buena Vista Distribution. ... “Princess Aurora” redirects here. ... The Jungle Book is a 1967 animated feature film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released on October 18, 1967. ... Sterling Price Holloway, Jr. ... Since its first use in 1851, a cameo role or cameo appearance has been a brief appearance in a play (or later, a movie) that stands out against the general context for its éclat or dramatic punch. ... Cliff Edwards (14 June 1895 – 17 July 1971), also known as Ukelele Ike, was an American singer and musician who enjoyed considerable popularity in the 1920s and early 1930s, and also did voices for animated cartoons later in his career. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Manifestations Slavery Racial profiling Lynching Hate speech Hate crime Genocide (examples) Ethnocide Ethnic cleansing Pogrom Race war Religious persecution Gay bashing Blood libel Paternalism Police brutality Movements Policies Discriminatory Race / Religion / Sex segregation Apartheid Redlining Internment Anti-discriminatory Emancipation Civil rights Desegregation Integration Equal opportunity Counter-discriminatory Affirmative action Racial... For other uses, see Crow (disambiguation). ...


To save costs, watercolor paint was used to render the backgrounds. Dumbo and Snow White are the only two classic Disney features to use the technique, which was regularly employed for the various Disney cartoon shorts. The other Disney features used oil paint and gouache. 2002's Lilo & Stitch, a simple, emotional story with influences from Dumbo, also made use of watercolor backgrounds. The fast production also helped keep the costs down. Watercolor (watercolour in the UK and aquarelle in France) designates a painting method, the medium, or the resulting artwork, in which the paints are made of pigments suspended in a water soluble vehicle. ... View of Delft in oil paint, by Johannes Vermeer. ... Corridor in the Asylum, black chalk and gouache on pink paper by Van Gogh Gouache (from the Italian guazzo, water paint, splash) or Bodycolour (or Bodycolor, the terms preferred by Art historians) is a type of paint consisting of pigment suspended in water. ... For the television series, see Lilo & Stitch: The Series Lilo & Stitch is a 2002 American animated feature film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution on June 21, 2002. ...


Release: Reactions and criticisms

Dumbo was completed and delivered to Disney's distributor, RKO Radio Pictures, in fall 1941. RKO balked at the fact that the film only ran 64 minutes, and demanded that Walt Disney either (a) expand it to at least 70 minutes, (b) edit it to short subject length, or (c) allow RKO to release it as a b-movie. Disney refused all three options, and RKO reluctantly issued Dumbo, unaltered, as an A-film. The classic logo of RKO Radio Pictures. ... Early American actor William Garwood starred in numerous short films, many of which were only 20 minutes in length Short subject is a format description originally coined in the North American film industry in the early period of cinema. ... The term B-movie originally referred to a film designed to be distributed as the lower half of a double feature, often a genre film featuring cowboys, gangsters or vampires. ...


After its October 23 release, Dumbo proved to be a financial success. The simple film only cost $813,000 to produce, half the cost of Snow White and less than a third of the cost of Pinocchio. Dumbo eventually grossed $1.3 million during its original release; it and Snow White were the only two pre-1943 Disney features to turn a profit (Barrier, 318). It was intended for Dumbo to be on the cover of the December 1941 issue of Time, but the idea was dropped when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, resulting in the United States entering World War II and reducing the box office draw of the film. is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Pinocchio is the second animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ... “TIME” redirects here. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


Dumbo won the 1941 Academy Award for Original Music Score, awarded to musical directors Frank Churchill and Oliver Wallace. Churchill and lyricist Ned Washington were also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song for "Baby Mine", the song that plays during Dumbo's visit to his mother's cell. The film also won Best Animation Design at the 1947 Cannes Film Festival. For other uses, see 1941 (disambiguation). ... The Academy Award for Original Music Score is presented to the best substantial body of music in the form of dramatic underscoring written specifically for the film by the submitting composer. ... Frank Churchill (October 20, 1901 - May 14, 1942) was an American composer of popular music for films. ... Ned Washington (15 August 1901 - 20 December 1976) was an American lyric writer. ... The Academy Award for Best Song is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are songwriters and composers. ... Cannes - receding storm Cannes, as seen from a ferry speeding towards lÎle Saint-Honorat Cannes (pronounced ) (Provençal Occitan: Canas in classical norm or Cano in Mistralian norm) is a city and commune in southern France, located on the Riviera, in the Alpes-Maritimes département and the r...


The crow characters in the film are seen as African-American caricatures; the leader crow voiced by Cliff Edwards, a white man, was originally named "Jim Crow" for script purposes, and the name stuck. The other crows are all voiced by African-American actors, all members of the Hall Johnson Choir. Since the 1960s, Dumbo has been publicly criticized for the presence of the black crows, regularly seen as having racist intent.[1] Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... Cliff Edwards (14 June 1895 – 17 July 1971), also known as Ukelele Ike, was an American singer and musician who enjoyed considerable popularity in the 1920s and early 1930s, and also did voices for animated cartoons later in his career. ... Manifestations Slavery Racial profiling Lynching Hate speech Hate crime Genocide (examples) Ethnocide Ethnic cleansing Pogrom Race war Religious persecution Gay bashing Blood libel Paternalism Police brutality Movements Policies Discriminatory Race / Religion / Sex segregation Apartheid Redlining Internment Anti-discriminatory Emancipation Civil rights Desegregation Integration Equal opportunity Counter-discriminatory Affirmative action Racial...


Many people criticized other people by calling them "Dumbo" which means a a gargantuan person of extremely low intelligence, due to the meaning of "dumb" and the relation of "dumbo" with a fat stupid elephant.


Re-release schedule, home video, & beyond

Despite the advent of World War II, Dumbo was still the most financially successful Disney film of the 1940s, thanks to a 1949 re-release. It was also re-released theatrically in 1959, 1972, and 1976. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


This film was one of the first of Disney's animated films to be broadcast, albeit severely edited, on television, as part of Disney's anthology series. The film then received another distinction of note in 1981, when it was the first of Disney's canon of animated films to be released on home video and also was released in the Walt Disney Classics video collection in 1985. That release was followed by remastered versions in: 1986, 1989, 1991 [Classics], and 1994 [Masterpiece]. In 2001, a 60th Anniversary Special Edition was released. In 2006, a "Big Top Edition" of the film was released on DVD. A UK Special Edition was released in May 2007 and was a successful Disney release. Animation refers to the process in which each frame of a film or movie is produced individually, whether generated as a computer graphic, or by photographing a drawn image, or by repeatedly making small changes to a model (see claymation and stop motion), and then photographing the result. ... The first incarnation of the Walt Disney anthology series, commonly called The Wonderful World of Disney, premiered on ABC on October 27, 1954 under the name Disneyland. ... Animation refers to the process in which each frame of a film or movie is produced individually, whether generated as a computer graphic, or by photographing a drawn image, or by repeatedly making small changes to a model (see claymation and stop motion), and then photographing the result. ... The home video business rents and sells videocassettes and DVDs to the public. ... Walt Disney Classics was a brand name used by Walt Disney Home Video on their American, Japanese, European and Australian home video releases of Disney animated features. ...

Dumbo theatrical release history

Worldwide release dates

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Home Video Release History

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Trivia

  • At only 64 minutes, Dumbo is the shortest single segmented Disney animated feature.
  • Credited as Timothy, the mouse is never mentioned by name in the actual film. However, his signature can be read as "Timothy Q. Mouse" on the contract in a newspaper photograph at the finale. It should also be noted that Timothy was origanally a bird.
  • Many of the artists who worked on the "Pink Elephants" segment were the younger artists at the studio who joined the picket line in May 1941 and eventually would become the nucleus of United Productions of America, the most influential animation studio of the 1950s.[citation needed]
  • The "Pink Elephants On Parade" sequence depicts Dumbo and Timothy's drunken hallucinations. The sequence was the first venture into surrealism for a narrative Disney film, taking its cue from the experimental Fantasia. The sequence essentially breaks all of the "rules" that the Disney animators had lived by for creating realistic animation over the previous decade: pink, polka-dot, and plaid elephants dance, sing, and morph into a number of various objects. The design of the sequence is highly stylized. This sequence also heavily influenced the "Heffalumps and Woozles" sequence in The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, which bears many similar traits.[citation needed]
  • The "Pink Elephants on Parade" sequence appeared in the Californian version of Disneyland's night-time show Fantasmic!.
  • Dumbo, Timothy, and the Crows also appear at the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts as meetable characters.
  • While trying to comfort Dumbo, Timothy says, "Lots of people with big ears are famous!" That's a joke of Walt Disney himself, who did in fact have big ears. Also, according to animation historian John Canemaker on the commentary track for the 2001 DVD release, audiences of 1941 recognized it as a humorous reference to actor Clark Gable.
  • The name of the circus (seen on a sign as the train leaves the winter headquarters) is WDP Circus (Walt Disney Productions).
  • When the movie was released, there was a concern that exposure to bright colors for prolonged periods of time might make the audience ill. The film was set in the world of a circus, and bright colors were essential to capturing the mood of the circus. To remedy this, Disney alternated sequences of bright colors with those of a darker tone, to give the audience a chance to recover.[citation needed]
  • The sequence called Bathtime for Dumbo was one of the most memorable in the film. To create this scene and Dumbo's behavior, Bill Tytla received inspiration from his own 2-year-old daughter, Susan. He didn't base it on elephants as he claimed, "I don't know a thing about elephants".[citation needed]
  • Dumbo has no spoken dialogue, much like Dopey in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Foulfellow's sidekick Gideon in Pinocchio.
  • Dumbo's mother, Mrs. Jumbo, speaks only once when she says Dumbo's original name, "Jumbo, Jr."
  • The human characters in the film are simplified most of the time to lend greater credibility to the animal characters. The clowns are seen in silhouette when not in the circus ring. Circus workmen have dark skin, are stylized and kept in shadow, while their moral character is portrayed by the vivid, but politically objectionable "Song of the Roustabouts."
  • A large portion of Steven Spielberg's film 1941 involves some of the main characters (including General Stilwell) watching Dumbo in a theater. According to Spielberg, this event actually occurred in real life.
  • With roughly a year and a half from script to screen, including the extensive strike during the making of the movie, this is the fastest production ever done from Walt Disney Feature Animation (WDFA).[citation needed]
  • Dumbo makes an appearance in the popular Playstation 2 game Kingdom Hearts, in the form of a summon that the player can call upon in battle for aid.
  • Dumbo II might have been put on hold.
  • The scene where Dumbo blows square bubbles of alcohol-tinted water might have inspired the Carl Barks story Lost in the Andes! where Huey, Dewey, and Louie blow square bubbles of chewing gum.
  • Dumbo and one of the Pink Elephants appear in Who Framed Roger Rabbit as employees of R. K. Maroon.

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Soundtrack Listing

  1. Main Title (01:47)
  2. Look Out For Mister Stork (02:16)
  3. Loading The Train / Casey Junior / Stork On A Cloud / Straight From Heaven / Mother And Baby (04:58)
  4. Song Of The Roustabouts (02:38)
  5. Circus Parade (01:28)
  6. Bathtime / Hide And Seek (01:31)
  7. Ain't That The Funniest Thing / Berserk / Dumbo Shunned / A Mouse! / Dumbo And Timothy (03:23)
  8. The Pyramid Of Pachyderms (01:58)
  9. No Longer An Elephant / Dumbo's Sadness / A Visit In The Night / Baby Mine (03:34)
  10. Clown Song (01:00)
  11. Hiccups / Firewater / Bubbles / Did You See That? / Pink Elephants On Parade (06:07)
  12. Up A Tree / The Fall / Timothy's Theory (01:32)
  13. When I See An Elephant Fly (01:48)
  14. You Oughta Be Ashamed (01:10)
  15. The Flight Test / When I See An Elephant Fly (Reprise) (00:57)
  16. Save My Child / The Threshold Of Success / Dumbo's Triumph / Making History / Finale (02:14)
  17. Spread Your Wing (Demo Recording) (01:08)

For other uses, see Stork (disambiguation). ...

Voice Cast

Vance DeBar Pinto Colvig was a vaudeville actor, radio actor, newspaper cartoonist, prolific movie voice actor, and circus performer whose schtick was playing clarinet off-key while mugging. ... Edward Brophy (February 27, 1895 – May 27, 1960), is a character actor known for portraying gangsters, and is the voice of Timothy Mouse from Dumbo. ... Dumbo is the fourth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ... Margaret Wright is a Green Party politician. ... Casey Junior is a fictional anthropomorphic steam locomotive and among the more memorable characters of the 1941 Disney film, Dumbo, but has also appeared in other Walt Disney productions. ... Sterling Price Holloway, Jr. ... Cliff Edwards (14 June 1895 – 17 July 1971), also known as Ukelele Ike, was an American singer and musician who enjoyed considerable popularity in the 1920s and early 1930s, and also did voices for animated cartoons later in his career. ... Verna Felton (July 20, 1890 – December 14, 1966) is a voice actor, who was best-known for playing most of the female voices in Disney animated films. ... William Billy Bletcher (September 24, 1894 - January 5, 1979) was an American actor, comedian, and voice artist, a native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA . ...

Songs

  • Look Out for Mr. Stork (The Sportsmen)
  • Casey Junior (The Sportsmen)
  • Song of the Roustabouts (The King's Men)
  • Baby Mine (Betty Noyes)
  • The Clown Song (Billy Bletcher, Eddie Holden and Billy Sheets)
  • Pink Elephants on Parade (The Sportsmen)
  • When I see an Elephant Fly (Cliff Edwards and the Hall Johnson Choir)
  • When I see an Elephant Fly (Reprise)

Directing animators

Vladimir Peter Tytla (October 25, 1904–December 30, 1968) was one of the original Disney animators and is considered by many to be the best character animator working during The Golden Age of Hollywood animation. ... Fred Moore was an American character animator for Walt Disney Productions, best known for being the resident specialist of the animation of Mickey Mouse. ... Firehouse Five Plus Two LP album cover. ... John Lounsbery (March 9, 1911 - February 13, 1976) was an American animator who worked for The Walt Disney Company. ... Arthur Art Babbitt (October 8, 1907 - March 4, 1992) was a Disney animator. ... Wolfgang Reitherman (June 26, 1909 - May 22, 1985), also known and sometimes credited as Woolie Reitherman, was a famed Disney animator and one of Disneys Nine Old Men. ...

Dumbo's Circus

Main article: Dumbo's Circus

Dumbo's Circus was a live-action/puppet television series for preschool audiences that aired on The Disney Channel in the 1980s. Unlike in the film, Dumbo spoke on the show. Each character would perform a special act, which ranged from dancing and singing to telling knock knock jokes. Dumbos Circus was a live-action/puppet television series on The Disney Channel, featuring the character of Dumbo from the original film. ... In film and video, live action refers to works that are acted out by human actors, as opposed to animation. ... A puppet is a representational object manipulated by a puppeteer. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... The Disney Channel is a cable TV network run by The Walt Disney Company in the United States. ... This article or section seems to contain too many examples (or of a poor quality) for an encyclopedia entry. ...


Direct-to-video sequel

Around the time of the release of the 60th Anniversary DVD Edition of Dumbo in 2001, Disney announced that Dumbo II was in production. A preview was available on the DVD, but no further announcements have been made since. It is very likely that the project has been cancelled. Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


See also

The bitter animators strike of 1941 at Walt Disney Studios was a psychological turning point within the company. ... Dumbo Flying Elephants is an original 1955 Fantasyland attraction at Disneyland. ... This is a list of animated feature-length films from around the world organised chronologically by year; theatrical releases as well as made-for-TV and direct-to-video movies. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Woodward, Emily. Review for Dumbo. PopMatters. Retrieved from http://popmatters.com/film/reviews/d/dumbo.shtml on September 8, 2006

References

  • Barrier, Michael (1999). Hollywood Cartoons: American Animation in Its Golden Age. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-503759-6.
  • Maltin, Leonard (1980, updated 1987). Of Mice and Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons. New York: Penguin Books. ISBN 0-452-25993-2.

Leonard Maltin (born December 18, 1950 in New York City) is a widely known and respected American film critic. ...

External links

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DVD Review - Dumbo (906 words)
For 60 years now, "Dumbo" has been a family favorite among all the animated Disney movies and it is immediately understandable, why that is. The charm, the sweetness and the emotions that permeate the film are stronger than in any other one, and what’s more important they ring so very true.
But with her support Dumbo uses this newfound knowledge and soon becomes the celebrated star of the show and with the help of his friend, Timothy the mouse, Dumbo manages to break the shackles of his life and even make it to Hollywood.
The fullscreen presentation of "Dumbo" on this DVD is certainly pleasant, but not quite as striking as the recently restored version "Snow White." The print is mostly free of defects and blemishes but there is quite a bit of grain evident in the picture as a result of its considerable age.
Dumbo, 60th Anniversary DVD (2001): Edward Brophy, Cliff Edwards, Sterling Holloway, Herman Bin - PopMatters Film Review (1454 words)
The animated film remains a deeply moving picture and conveys various universal themes -- the fear of being separated from one's mother, facing discrimination on the basis of physical appearance -- with a simple eloquence that is neither preachy nor trite.
Dumbo was released roughly six weeks before the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Key among these is Dumbo's mother (voiced by Sarah Selby), separated from her son throughout much of the film, just as America was cut off from Great Britain and other allies at the time of Dumbo's release.
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