All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. An easy way of seeing how…
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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.
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.
For Disney’s fourth film, Dumbo is kind of an interesting case. It was also supposed to be a film to recoup the financial losses that Fantasia had. But that’s the not only thing that Disney had to deal with. After the financial failures of both Pinocchio and Fantasia, Disney unfortunately had to lay off certain people. During the production of the film, the studio went on its infamous strike for certain animators not being paid well while big shots like Disney’s Nine Old Men were and Disney kept refusing to sign with a union, causing the studio to lose almost half of their total production team when Disney ultimately gave in. Dumbo barely even made 5% of its original budget…
The pink elephants on parade sequence is trippy.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Having lost money on two straight movies, Walt Disney realized that in the economy they existed in they couldn’t afford to make projects as lavish as Pinocchio and Fantasia anymore and went into their fourth feature intent on making a cheaper project that would turn a profit and the result was Dumbo: a sixty-four minute feature about a misfit circus elephant. The corners that were cut in the animation on this one is readily apparent from moment one. The style here is simpler and more in line with the kind of animation I tend to associate with television rather than film in a number of ways. Just compare the elephants here with the ones from the penultimate Fantasia segment and…
First time I saw it entirelly.
Still very good and very funny despite all those years.
Really a very good work.
Just always too sad for me
The sequence when Dumbo gets faded is everything.
I can see why Dumbo is such a classic. It's a warmhearted film that really brightens up everything. It's short running time went by extremely fast, even though I was a little thrown off by the psychedelic elephants. But, I still did enjoy Dumbo.
A cute film about a baby elephant trying to get his Mom back by becoming famous. I like the movie but it's not one of my favorites. I consider it more of an example of classic Animation and a piece of cultural history. My daughter and wife both got bored when watching it (my wife fell asleep and my daughter started playing on her iPad). That being said it starts off strong but a psychedelically drunk scene really throws the movie off in my mind.
Truly inspirational... I love Jumbo Jr.
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…
Originally a list made prior to Cannes 2014, now updated every mid-April.
This is every Palme d'Or nominee since the…