All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
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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.
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…
Film #24 of my Hanging Out with Disney project
(From the Dumbo soundtrack; www.youtube.com/watch?v=061VdVgMHbI&index=1&list=PLC26D8E1714782A6B)
We all know this story; Dumbo's the cute little baby elephant with big ears and is picked on a lot for it, the mother gets herself locked up while defending him, and Dumbo becomes more depressed. Timothy Mouse shows up, attempts to make Dumbo a circus sensation, fails, they get tipsy, hallucinate pink elephants, and Dumbo eventually uses his ears to fly, everyone's happy now. Underdog story done right! And this childhood favorite of mine still holds up tremendously. Mainly because everyone can relate to Dumbo's problems. I can't think of anyone who's lived on this earth that has not felt rejected or bullied by rude…
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…
Awesome in the most literal sense of the word. Pretty jarring, at first, from a rhythmic/tonal standpoint - I haven't watched any "classical" Disneys in probably twenty years. This is structured as a series of set pieces with not a lot of the interstitial stuffing (and joshing) that makes modern Disney stuff feel more like live-action movies (or at least the kind of live-action movies that feel more like ABC Thursday night dramedies[2.5]), which proved kind of distracting for me (personally) for the first thirty minutes or so. Then I just sort of unclenched my mind, utilizing equally deep reservoirs of intense focus and weed, and let the magic seep in. And it's pretty strong magic indeed - there are…
Charming animated movie from Disney, with some terrific songs and sequences - in particular the pink elephant parade and When I see an elephant fly. Bears frequent rewatching.
ένας ύμνος στην διαφορετικότητα. ίσως τελικά να είναι τα αδύναμα σημεία μας εκείνα που στο τέλος θα μας κάνουν να πετάξουμε. λιγάκι ενοχλητικό το σημείο με τους μαύρους εργάτες που στήνουν το τσίρκο, τραγουδάνε για την δυστυχία τους, αλλά είναι χαρούμενοι γι αυτό. εκτός κ αν υποβόσκει κάποια ειρωνία κ δεν το πιάνω. στα συν ο ψυχεδελικός σουρεαλισμός με τους ροζ ελέφαντες που μοιάζει να συμβολίζει την μετάλλαξη του ντάμπο από ένα αδύναμο πλάσμα σ έναν ελέφαντα που μπορεί να ονειρεύεται κ να καταφέρει τα πάντα.
Should have just been a short at best but instead is dragged along like a dead baby deer under a 4x4.not Still pretty decent though.
Come on, you have to be a fucking monster not to love Dumbo, right?
Disney classic animated movie is worth watching.
My review -- this film is now on DVD and what I am going to say next is factual but mixed in with my opinion as well. The profit margin for this film is roughly $1 million but I expect with the DVD and Blu-Ray release and more importantly the iconic status of this film project, I feel comfortable maybe predicting with the years gone by maybe now in the region of $10 million. I am not even going to criticize the mature animation, because this is how animation used to be before computers and it was a pleasure to just watch old-style animation on my TV If you have children that cannot sit still for too long? This film…
This film contain one of the most unforgettable scene in movie history: The 'trip' with the pink elephants. If you don't know what I'm talking about, you should put all things aside and watch this film at once.
I'd never seen "Dumbo" and for the legendary status its gained, I'm surprised by how sad it is. Dumbo, Mrs. Jumbo, and Timothy Q. Mouse are hassled and teased nearly every moment. Only the tenacity of the Mouse keeps Dumbo and his Mother from just giving up. Even though Dumbo wins in the end, the Mouse is the hero.
The animation is surprisingly simple and lacks detail and there is an incredibly odd five minutes late in the film when both Dumbo and the Mouse get drunk by accident (stupid clowns!) and hallucinate a troop of menacing pink elephants. It's a real "WTF" moment and it temporarily puts a halt to all the tears and teasing that Dumbo has to endure.
Dumbo more like Dumb-bo ha ha ha
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- My Neighbor Totoro
- Grave of the Fireflies
- Final Cut - Ladies & Gentlemen
- For All Mankind
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…
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!