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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.
This was my first watch since my childhood years and I didn't recall it being so short and silent. There are very few dialogues and much is said through the animation alone. I was surprised that I actually remembered most of the scenes in this film. The animation is simple compared to today's standards and the message is sweet. Like most of Disney's early films, it is very emotional and full of tender moments, but it also includes some strange and disturbing scenes, like when Dumbo was having psychedelic illusions. I don't consider this among Disney's best early works, but it still ha an emotional impact on me during my childhood years. It was worth my time.
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…
Disney's Dumbo is a wonderful and yet beautifully executed movie thats filled with emotional scenes that still gets to me today. This is Disney at it's best.
Pode até não ser o melhor da Disney, mas sem dúvida alguma é um clássico que deve sempre ser lembrado. Roteiro muito bem escrito: os personagens não precisam falar para que você se apegue a eles de imediato. Eu mesmo, por exemplo, logo amei a mãe do Dumbo, só pelo fato de ser fofa e pela animação conseguir deixar transparecer muito dos sentimentos dela através do olhar.
E claro, o próprio Dumbo: como não ficar penalizado com o preconceito que ele sofre dentro da própria raça, por conta de suas orelhas? Dá até raiva daquelas “senhoras” querendo decidir se ele é ou não um elefante. Destaque, também, para a tocante cena em que Dumbo, triste, é acolhido pela mãe, que…
disturbing as shit
I had some memories of watching this when I was little. I tried to watch it not so long ago in English, but it wouldn't stick. Now I saw it in Spanish (the language I grew up speaking and still do) and I think I just realized I love this movie so much. Not even it being very short takes away the joy I had whilst watching it.
The story of an elephant with abnormally large ears is teased and tormented for it, he's even given the nickname "Dumbo". He finds a companion in a mouse named Timothy, and learns that his big ears have actually given him the gift of flight. Dumbo is a sweet little Disney film, one that has a nice message that being different is ok.
I am too old for this to connect to me fully, but I can recognize its mastery. And the pink elephant sequence is perfect psychedelia.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This is a film that could only have been made at this particular moment in history. A time when trains were the only things that could survey the entire nation, the circus would come from far and wide and bring exotic and wondrous amusements, and most importantly, it was a time when an elephant could fly.
El sueño etílico es una obra de arte. Musicalmente sorprende por su variedad y completa integración con la historia. Cruel y hermosa. Capaz de hacer que cualquier niño no parpadee en 60 min.
I haven't seen Dumbo a couple of decades; it was an interesting one to revisit. Everything is personified in the movie, from animals to the train; the titular character's inability to speak leads to a lot of silent film impulses; and then of course there is the racism. It is a fascinating little relic of a bygone era of Hollywood.
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