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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.
Total emotional hijacking by Disney especially when his imprisoned mother (oh the injustice) holds her son through the bars of the cage. Actually a great film on prejudice and social dynamics of creating groups and outcasts. This, against all odds, has a bizarre drunken dream (which completely blew away the jazz musician Sun Ra) and the hipster crows who at first mock Dumbo but are shamed into helping him reach his full potential.
I genuinely think Pink Elephants on Parade is one of the greatest moments in cinematic history.
my fave tim burton movie
Without question, my personal favorite Disney animated film.
Dumbo, the bullied elephant, the outcast who must rise up against all others against him. With the help of his friend the mouse and alcohol, he tries to conquer everyone and everything in a thrilling finale of joy and tears.
Also the pink elephants scene is pretty great.
Dumbo was a weird film for my younger self. I liked the movie but it had some dark parts that were troubling to me. So, when deciding to watch this movie with my daughter, I had some hesitations. I think she enjoyed the movie overall and, being only 2 years old, the dour portions of the movie didn't seem to affect her in the slightest.
Dumbo is a classic Disney film. There are several scenes that I will always be able to recall vividly such as the scene in which Dumbo first realizes he can fly and the weirdly psychedelic scene in which Dumbo is drunk. The animation is still great to this day and the emotions, both happy and…
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 hight quality "short" films. Easy…
The first 1012 films are from The 1,000 Greatest Films list, and maintain the original order. The films that follow…