Dumbo: Flies High, Absolutely the Cutest Baby Elephant You'll Ever See
"Dumbo" (1941) is one of the classics of Walt Disney Productions. The big-eared elephant helped save Walt Disney Productions and has remained a fan favorite ever since. Have you ever heard the phrase "see pink elephants?" It comes from "Dumbo." Few films from the time have resonated as well as this one, and there continue to be calls for a sequel, such as was done for the previous year's "Fantasia" with "Fantasia 2000" (1999). Everybody can relate to Dumbo, whose very name shows how poorly he was treated but who rose above the taunts to become a star.
|Aww, a baby elephant, how cute!|
|He's so cute.. OH MY GOD!|
|Timothy Q. Mouse at your service!|
|Thumbs up, Dumbo!|
Amazingly for a Disney title character, Dumbo himself has no dialog whatsoever in the entire film, but he communicates just fine. The song where Dumbo finds his mama, "Baby Mine" by Betty Noyes, was a big hit and was nominated for the Academy Award for best song. The film did win the Oscar for Original Music Score by Frank Churchill and Oliver Wallace. It accompanies one of the gentlest sequences in any Disney movie and may make you cry, just as it does character Timothy Q. Mouse.
|The big tent has to go up, rain or no rain|
|Hi, fellas. Find any good carrion lately?|
|Some crows that unfortunately are racial stereotypes|
|I wonder where they got the idea for "Thomas the Tank Engine?" Hmmm.|
|That has to be the cutest elephant ever|
|Landing is always the tough part....|
|The Star of the Show|
|"Dumbo" is all about the mother/child bond|