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Dumbo is a baby elephant born with oversized ears and a supreme lack of confidence. But thanks to his even more diminutive buddy -- Timothy the Mouse -- the pint-sized pachyderm learns to surmount all obstacles.
It is easy to see why Dumbo is a favourite amongst Pixar’s brain trust as it features all the hallmarks that would characterise the studio’s own films - great characters and a story full of warmth and a lot of heart. Much like the movie’s titular character, Dumbo, was the little film that achieved big things and was ultimately responsible for saving Disney studios. Although rightly considered classics today, both Pinocchio and Fantasia, were expensive flops for Disney upon release. Dumbo was produced, perhaps cynically, as a cheaper B-picture (in many ways it was almost an extended Silly Symphonies film) in order to make some money for the cash strapped company. And it did, in fact it was the first…
A young boy, freakish in appearance, is ostracized by his community and separated from his imprisoned mother. Finding solace in substance abuse, he descends into a fantasy world. Convinced he can fly, he takes a leap. Quickly images flash through his mind: success, fame, acclaim, riches. Reunited with his mother he finds true happiness. He doesn't wake from this delusion when he hits the ground.
Review In A Nutshell:
After Disney’s experiment, Fantasia, they find themselves back in their regular storytelling, following suit of Pinocchio; a tale of a special elephant and his emotional and social struggles in the circus. This was a film that left me distant in my first viewing as then there was nothing about it that felt outstanding, especially when compared to the company’s renaissance, a moment in animated cinema that left a large mark on me. Ever since I started to deeply explore the expansive land of cinema, with each passing film I learn something, which ultimately would benefit during upcoming films and potential revisits. My perspective is always changing, especially through retrospect, therefore it is hard for me to…
I didn't watch many films as a kid, but Dumbo was my favourite. It was also the third DVD I ever bought (if memory serves), after Once Upon a Time in China II and Three Colours Blue. But I hadn't seen it for perhaps seven or eight years before this evening. And I'd forgotten how desperately sad it is, drawing a lump to the throat around the 20-minute mark and holding it there until its climax. Only Capra has ever made you work as hard, or go through so much, for your happy ending, as Dumbo - a pure innocent, like Bresson's Bathazar - is tormented, patronised and brutalised, on his way to a climactic act of almighty…
It doesn't get much better than this.
What an unadulterated showcase of creativity this is. I wouldn't argue if one made the statement that the proceedings on display here are simply creative as fuck. What makes the film so damn special is how it uses that creativity to fuel the story. Creativity is one thing, but creative with direction (creative storytelling) is something entirely on its own.
Of course at the core of the film is the relationship between a son and his mom. The story is able to co-mingle the unabashed youth with the unconditional love of a mom. To say it has an effect on you as a viewer would be an understatement. This is in fact the…
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Animation wise I feel that "Dumbo" is a slight step down from "Fantasia". Story wise I feel that "Dumbo" is so simplistic that it is hard not to sympathize with Dumbo and root for him.
I cannot believe that I teared up during this film. Dumbo is so cute and when his mother is taken away I just felt heartbroken. I never cried during this film until this viewing. As a child I didn't connect that much with Dumbo but now in my early 20s I have felt the ways that Dumbo has felt.
This was excellent. Dumbo does not say a word in this film and yet you feel a great amount of empathy for him, purely through his facial expressions. It's a delightfully colourful film as well with some awesome sequences. All of the circus stuff was awesome. It's very short at just over an hour long and it flies by. I could have spent more time with this film. It's wonderful.
Dumbo is the longest 63 minute movie you will ever watch.
Man, alcohol was way more intense in the 40's than it is now.
Needs a rewatch.
Wow, the Pink Elephants scene was even weirder than I had it in memory..
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After Disney's financial downfall after the poor Box Office success of Fantasia, Disney had to make something cheap and fast to keep their company out of bankruptcy, but was it any good. Let's find out. The story of Dumbo is actually very sad. When a mother elephant gives birth to an elephant with large ears. The baby was then shunned, but after the mother goes nuts when her son is made fun of she is kept away from her son. This is a tear jerking story. It's not the best story but still good. The characters are all great. That's really it that's how I feel about all of them so I'm not…
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Almost three quarters of a century later, this still holds up. This is about a baby elephant that is just a little bit different, as he has ginormous ears that are the size of his entire body. Ridiculed and shunned by the other elephants, and with his mother held in isolation for being a mad elephant, a mouse gives him the assistance to reach his potential. Now this is a movie that I can recall watching as a child, but to say my memory of it was hazy would be an understatement; the only thing I actively remembered from this movie was that there…
Short and sweet. Although not really all that sweet. I haven't watched this for maybe 15 years, but the surrealist animation made me flash right back to the trauma of watching this as a kid. Objectively, though, the minimalism of both animation and story make it an understandable classic, and despite it's age it certainly holds up. I just really have a tough time getting through the horrible characters and abuse of poor Jumbo Junior.
Also, that poster needs a spoiler warning damn.
Great 60-90 min films (for those days when you just don't have the energy to watch a 3 hour masterpiece)
Doesn't the title of the list explain it well enough? This is a list of 200+ quality "short" films. Easy…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!