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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…
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.
A timeless classic with a great story, great animation and great songs fun for the kids and adults.
Dumbo is a really nice family animated film with a nic concept and lovable characters.
A put-upon outcast shows 'em all in the fiery finale—Dumbo is the "Carrie" of classic Disney flicks.
re-visión en cine.
La secuencia de la alucinación es el sueño húmedo de Lynch.
Charming Disney-film about the clumpsy circus elephant Dumbo and his friend, the mouse Timothy.
Going in to this one I wasn't sure if I'd ever seen it before. After watching it I'm still not entirely sure, but I don't think I ever have before this. Dumbo has good animation and it's incredibly short, but it just feels pretty light to me. It's not all that engaging either and doesn't really have any memorable characters. I know it's a Disney classic, but it just didn't really work for me. 6/10
People in the 40s were way less concerned with scaring the living shit out children and/or inserting experimental abstract cinema into mass media products. Either way, I think the moral is that circuses are terrifying.
Before the first 20 minutes of Up.
Before When Somebody Loved Me.
There was the original emotional Disney family moment. Baby of Mine still stands as one my favorite film moments of all time, and I'll also preface that statement by saying both of my parents are alive and well.
Dumbo was the low budget story that saved a fledgling empire, and it's barely an hour long. It's individual scenes stand out much more than the story itself, which is unfortunate for a film this short.
Whether you go towards the Pink Elephants which still is a Halloween time staple right next to the dancing skeletons, or the NOT RACIST crows, or the forementioned Baby of Mine, they'll all stand out more than the actual plot.
Also Timothy the Mouse makes an elephant poop joke that took me 25 years to catch.
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!