Dumbo

Dumbo

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Director: Samuel Armstrong, Norman Ferguson, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney

Cast: Samuel Armstrong, Norman Ferguson, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney

     
 

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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, encouragingSee more details below

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
Walt Disney's fourth animated feature soars to new heights on this digitally remastered "60th Anniversary Edition" VHS and, for the first time, on DVD. This was Walt's favorite of his animated features (or so he claims in his introduction to the film's first TV broadcast, which is included on the DVD). Exquisitely simple, Dumbo tells the touching and triumphant story of the young circus elephant whose oversize ears mark him as a "Freak!" to other pachyderms. But thanks to his mother's love and the friendship of Timothy J. Mouse, he discovers that the very thing that holds him down will lift him up to become "the 9th wonder of the Universe" and the circus's star attraction. Listen for Sterling Holloway (Winnie-the-Pooh) as the weighted-down stork who delivers Dumbo; and wrestle with your sense of the politically correct as jive-talking crows sing one of the film's signature songs, "When I See an Elephant Fly." The Oscar-winning score also includes the heartbreaking "Baby Mine" and the surreal "Pink Elephants on Parade," two classic sequences that rank high among Disney's most inspired. The archival goodies included on the 60th Anniversary DVD editions are true treasures: There are several illuminating segments that chart the film's production, as well as insightful and meticulous commentary by animator and historian John Canemaker. Kids will enjoy two vintage "Silly Symphony" cartoons, two sing-alongs, and a DVD storybook. This is the definitive Dumbo -- pure and primal entertainment your family will never forget.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/23/2001
UPC:
0786936157079
Original Release:
1941
Rating:
G
Source:
Walt Disney Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sterling Holloway Stork
Edward S. Brophy Timothy Q. Mouse
Herman Bing Ringmaster
Verna Felton Elephant
Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards Jim Crow
Billy Bletcher Clown
Sarah Selby Elephant

Technical Credits
Samuel Armstrong Director
Norman Ferguson Director
Wilfred Jackson Director
Jack Kinney Director
Bill Roberts Director
Ben Sharpsteen Director
Arthur Babbitt Animator
Aurelius Battaglia Screenwriter
James Bodrero Consultant/advisor
Frank Churchill Score Composer
Clark Art Director
Don DaGradi Art Director
Walt Disney Producer
Otto Englander Screenwriter
Joe Grant Original Story,Screenwriter
Dick Huemer Original Story,Screenwriter
Jack Campbell Art Director
Walt Kelly Animator,Art Director
Dick Kelsey Art Director
Ward Kimball Animator
Hicks Lokey Art Director
John Lounsbery Animator
Joshua Meador Art Director
John P. Miller Consultant/advisor
Fred Moore Animator
Milt Neil Art Director
Maruice Nobel Consultant/advisor
Ernest Nordli Art Director
Kendall O'Connor Art Director
Art Palmer Art Director
Ray Patterson Art Director
Don Patterson Art Director
Charles Payzant Art Director
Bill Peet Screenwriter
Edward Plumb Musical Direction/Supervision
Elmer Plummer Consultant/advisor
Martin Provensen Consultant/advisor
Wolfgang Reitherman Animator
Joe Rinaldi Screenwriter
Herb Ryman Art Director
Herbert Ryman Art Director
Bill Shull Art Director
Grant Simmons Art Director
Claude Smith Art Director
Webb Smith Screenwriter
George Stallings Original Story
Terrell Stapp Art Director
Vladimir Tytla Animator
John Walbridge Consultant/advisor
Oliver Wallace Score Composer
Ned Washington Score Composer,Songwriter
Berny Wolf Art Director
Cy Young Animator,Art Director
Al Zinnen Art Director

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