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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.
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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.
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…
Perhaps the most heartbreakingly true portrayal of a mother-child relationship on film. And that's not all - it's funny and thrilling too, with a genius surreal sequence thrown in. Perfect.
There's much to be discussed w/r/t histories and contexts and aesthetics and thematics, but I'll simply never get over the fact that for me working at a circus would be a very unique and punishing hell. In fact, after the screening I made a connection to The Night of the Hunter and my professor said, "You're not 100% wrong." I'll take it.
Such a charming and heart warming film that you cant help but love.
Isn't Dumbo just the cutest character from the whole wide word of Disney? Right? Say yes?
Dumbo is one of those early movies from Disney that's just pure magic and still holds up today. The story is simple but it has so much heart. We have a beautiful song in Baby Mine and a upbeat classic in When I see A Elephant Fly. We have a great drunken nightmare sequence with the Pink Elephants and am I glad that I've never seen them when I am drunk! We have clowns, cute animals, a epic character in Timothy Q. Mouse voiced by Edward Brophy. And we end the movie on a high note with a happy ending!
A must watch not only for children but everyone! And please Tim Burton don't fuck up your version.
I wasn't sure if I had ever seen Dumbo all the way through before. I was shocked to see how well this movie holds up considering it is about 75 years old. The story is simple and works regardless of whether its humans or animals as characters. The characters are fun and likeable. There were also some scenes that really expressed what they could do with animation at the time. Dumbo is still beautiful today and its a conveniently short movie at a little more than an hour in length.
A sad little underdog tale that left me quite emotional, especially when Dumbo's mum comforts him in the clink. I love Disney's classics from the 40's to 70's for their relaxed pace, brief runtimes, simple messages, vintage scores, memorable songs and intoxicating animation. Truly timeless entertainment.
I obviously didn't watch this one on repeat as I'd completely forgotten its premise; big ears, magic feather, clown drop the lot. Plum surprised and utterly charmed.
You will believe an elephant can fly
My childhood favorite.
Reconsidering the movie concept today I would like it much better if Dumbo and his Mommy would have been set free in their natural habitat at the end of the movie.
The perfect complement to the Elephant Man
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!