A Disney "classic" that actually is a classic, Dumbo should be part of your movie collection whether or not you have children. The storytelling was never as lean as in Dumbo, the songs rarely as haunting (or just plain weird), the characters rarely so well defined. The film pits the "cold, cruel, heartless" world that can't accept abnormality against a plucky, and mute, hero. Jumbo Jr. (Dumbo is a mean-spirited nickname) is ostracised from the circus pack shortly after his delivery by the stork because of his big ears. His mother sticks up for him and is shackled.... He's jeered by children (an insightful scene has one boy poking fun at Dumbo's ears, even though the youngster's ears are also ungainly), used by the circus folk, and demoted to appearing with the clowns. Only the decent Timothy Q. Mouse looks out for the little guy. Concerns about the un-PC "Jim Crow" crows, who mock Dumbo with the wonderful "When I See an Elephant Fly", should be moderated by remembering that the crows are the only social group in the film who act kindly to the little outcast. If you don't mist up during the "Baby Mine" scene, you may be legally pronounced dead. --Keith Simanton [show more]
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Please note this is a region B Blu-Ray and will require a region B or region free blu-ray player in order to play. Deceptively simple, beautiful, moving, and hilarious, DUMBO is often overlooked when considering Disney's greatest films because perhaps of its lack of extravagance, its brief running time, and its simple story. Baby elephant Jumbo Jr. is delivered by the stork to his elephant mother with much fanfare but soon receives a cold shoulder from the snobby female pachyderms and the rest of the circus due to his oversize ears. When his mother goes on a rampage in order to protect him from some snickering rubes, she winds up locked away. Dumbo is left without a friend in the world until the street-smart Timothy Mouse decides to become his manager and a telephone line full of delightful jive-talking crows convince him he can fly. Highlights include Dumbo accidentally getting drunk and experiencing the surreal musical sequence Pink Elephants on Parade and a soundtrack packed with such priceless songs as the Oscar-winning 'Baby Mine' and the crow's soulful number, 'When I see an Elephant Fly'. There's nary an imperfect moment to be found in this raucous, tender, sublime film, which has been delighting audiences for generations. Actors James Baskett, Herman Bing, Edward Brophy, Verna Felton, Cliff Edwards & John McLeish Director Ben Sharpsteen Certificate Universal Suitable for All Year 1941 Languages English
Classic Disney animated feature. The film follows baby circus elephant Dumbo, who is mocked by all the other animals because of his enormous ears. When his mother is locked up for standing up to his tormentors, Dumbo is befriended by Timothy Mouse (voice of Edward Brophy), who appoints himself as his mentor in an attempt to find a way to make him happy again. After then discovering that Dumbo's oversized ears give him the ability to fly, the pair set out to put on a showstopping routine at their next circus performance.