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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…
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.
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.
What a cute, fun little movie. I'm not sure I'd seen it before, though I well remember reading the story from a set of Disney books I had as a kid. I know this gets a bit of flack on the subject of racism, especially about the crows, but I don't exactly agree. Yes, they are meant to be African-American, and the way you determine this is by their accent. But unlike the majority of the characters in the film, they show compassion toward Dumbo and change their attitude toward him before he becomes a star. They're some of the best characters in the film.
Recommended for just about anyone, unless you're super sensitive to political correctness, in which case don't watch any cartoons of this era.
As somebody who was bullied as a kid for having abnormally large ears, I could relate to poor ol' Dumbo. You know your life has hit a roadblock when your primary kinship is with a fictional animated elephant who can fly. It sure was satisfying seeing him fire peanuts at those old bitches like bullets from a machine gun.
Jumbo was an elephant born with oversized ears. Poor Jumbo! He got mocked and pushed around by all the other elephants in the circus, and only his mother thought he was lovely. The man who spoke to the audience at the beginning of each show thought him hilariously stupid. That is where he got his new name - Dumbo. The dear little elephant, perfectly nice in his own words, named Dumbo!
This would not do for Mrs Jumbo. At the beginning of the show, some naughty boys came and lent over the barrier. Then they bent down to where Dumbo was fumbling along the outside of the arena, and started pulling his ears! Mrs Jumbo hhhuumphed as loudly as she…
Man, that was more racist than my childhood memory prepared me for.
#7 of our Disney Marathon.
I will never not love Dumbo. It never fails to make me smile but cry at the same time. It teaches an important lesson about acceptance and that you'd should embrace your uniqueness. I just wish it was even longer!
Cuán callampa son las elefantas y cómo pueden ser tan hipócritas. La ira contenida por toda esa basura es lo peor, pero esta película es hermosa.
Doy por superado el trauma de ver Dumbo cuando niño.
Timothy es un bacán y la escena alucinógena de la borrachera es una JOYA EXPERIMENTAL ENDEMONIADA. La empatía de los cuervos con Dumbo cuando se avergüenzan por molestarlo y se acongojan y toman sus sombreros es tan adorable.
Racismo, demás, ni siquiera estoy seguro, quizás está ahí; la peli es de Disney y es del 41. Como fuese, hay algo que se escapa de la lógica "llenemos de dinero los bolsillos de Walt a costa de la ignorancia de America".
El bajo presupuesto concedido…
If one had the task of showing some unfortunate soul who had never heard of Disney one picture to sum up what the first spate of Disney films were like, “Dumbo” wouldn’t be a bad choice for the most definitive of them all. True, there are none of the company’s famous princesses. But everything else is here: the anthropomorphic animals; an immaculately innocent protagonist; an encouraging sidekick; a quest for self-confidence; and of course the bright, colorful animation and award-winning music.
Also like many of the best Disney flicks, “Dumbo” moves along at a brisk pace. It’s the shortest of the early animated features and, during its brief run, packs in plenty of visual spectacle and shameless sentimentality to keep…
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