Dumbo

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Walt Disney Productions Released 1941

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Director:
Ben Sharpsteen
Released:
1941
Rating:
G
Dumbo is the 1941 pachyderm children's classic from Walt Disney Studios. The animals of a travelling circus show are brought babies by storks one fateful night, but for an elephant called Mrs. Jumbo it is a sad occasion. As she watches all her friends get their new babies, she slowly realizes that the storks do not seem to have a tiny elephant for her, even though she was expecting one. The next day brings a wonderful surprise though. A stork arrives ' better late than never! ' with a baby elephant for the despondent Mrs. Jumbo. She is overjoyed and proudly announces that his name will be Jumbo Jr. Then, the little baby sneezes and from the side of his head unfurl the most impossibly big ears that anyone has ever seen. Pretty soon, Jumbo Jr. is the joke of the circus, laughed at and ridiculed by all, and cruelly nicknamed Dumbo by the other female elephants. One day, some mischievous children visit the circus and tease Dumbo; when Mrs. Jumbo reacts violently towards them, she is taken away and locked in a cage away from her baby and the rest of the circus. A determined circus mouse called Timothy befriends Dumbo, and promises to make him a star.moreless
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  • Another all-time favorite from Disney

    9.5
    I like this movie just as much as I like Lady and the Tramp, Frozen, 101 Dalmatians, and Oliver & Company. Only problem is they put a drinking scene in a kids' movie. But everything else is wonderful. Especially the music. Just like with Oliver & Company, the music is my favorite part of the movie.
  • Nick finally cancelled Sam & Cat!

    10
    I know this is unrelated, but we finally got rid of Sam & Cat! Hallelujah! So that's one crappy Nick show down, seven more to go. Now we just need to get rid of: The Thundermans, The Haunted Hathaways, Breadwinners, Rabbids Invasion, Sanjay and Cat, Every Which Way, and AwesomenessTV.
  • Airing tonight on Disney Jr!

    9.5
    Airing in 4 and a half hours. Same thing as with The Rescuers, the only thing I didn't like was the drinking scene.
  • Ladies and Gentleman; One of the Greatest Disney Movies on Earth.

    9.5
    Everything in this movie is done very well, from the Emotional Separation of Dumbo and Mrs. Jumbo , to Dumbo trying to decide his fame from the help of a little mouse named Timmy. This Movie has a big atmosphere where it's either Dark or Bright. Believe it or not this Movie Doesn't even Focus on Dumbo that much, The Story focuses more on the life of a Circus and I like that, it's very unique. What I don't get is that the Train used to move the circus from one place to another is alive, That's right!! Casey Jr. is the Trains name and I really don't get why it's alive, well whatever. My Favorite part of the movie is Pink Elephants on parade, yep I love that song, it is so random and creepy. The singing is the best part of the song it's just so epic. As for the Black Crows... they're awesome to, I don't care if they are stereotypes, they are likeable characters and help Dumbo achieve his Fame! What's not to like... They're freaking Awesome. Another Great thing about the film is that this movie has no enemies, It's just an average life-style in a circus and that is also very unique. Well that's about it. And as for the ratings:



    Plot: 9 / 10 (Very Simple, but Unique and Original)



    Animation: 8 / 10 (Even though it is not amazing, they visuals are still Nice to look at)



    Characters: 10 / 10 (Very Interesting Characters, Different Personalities and Likeable Characters)



    Fresh and New: 9.5 / 10 (A very different look on Circus Animals and the Legacy of a Flying Elephant)



    Overall: 9.5 / 10 (Amazing)



    Don't miss out on this Wonderful Disney Classic!! :)moreless

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Grade Schoolers, Preschoolers, Musicals, Family Dramas, Classics