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Dumbo (1941) was a Animation - Family Film directed by Bill Roberts and Jack Kinney and produced by Walt Disney.

Academy Awards 1941 --- Ceremony Number 14 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Music - ScoringFrank Churchill, Oliver WallaceWon
Best Music - SongMusic by Frank Churchill; Lyrics by Ned WashingtonNominated
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Classic Films in Focus: DUMBO (1941)

By Jennifer Garlen on Dec 2, 2013 From Virtual Virago

Disney classics are probably the one group of “old” movies that many people see even if they aren’t particularly enthusiastic about film. After all, these movies surround us throughout our lives, thanks in part to relentless Disney marketing. They inspire theme park rides and count... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: DUMBO (1941)

By Jennifer Garlen on Dec 2, 2013 From Virtual Virago

Disney classics are probably the one group of “old” movies that many people see even if they aren’t particularly enthusiastic about film. After all, these movies surround us throughout our lives, thanks in part to relentless Disney marketing. They inspire theme park rides and count... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: DUMBO (1941)

By Jennifer Garlen on Dec 2, 2013 From Virtual Virago

Disney classics are probably the one group of “old” movies that many people see even if they aren’t particularly enthusiastic about film. After all, these movies surround us throughout our lives, thanks in part to relentless Disney marketing. They inspire theme park rides and count... Read full article


March to Disney: What Bolt and Dumbo Share

By Bernardo Villela on Mar 12, 2013 From The Movie Rat

This is a series of posts this month wherein I will focus on Disney films. For more on my background with Disney films and about the timing of this focus please read the introductory post here. What’s been great is that I have through sheer luck managed to come across titles I had previously ... Read full article


Dumbo (1941)

By Kristen on Sep 22, 2012 From Journeys in Classic Film

Back with another edition of Journeys in the Disney Vault. ?I should mention we’ll see this series next week but once October hits we’ll only see it once as there’s a Halloween themed Disney animated film I’ll be including (astute viewers should know what it is). ?After Octob... Read full article


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Quotes from

Timothy Q. Mouse: [as he scrubs Dumbo's face after his act with the clowns, who are toasting him] See? They're drinkin' a toast to ya. Yeah, you're a big hit!
[Dumbo sniffles]
Timothy Q. Mouse: Oh my, uh - You're terrific! Why, you're colossal, stupendous! C'mon, alley-oop. I'd better wash behind your ears.
[Dumbo lifts him onto his head with his trunk]
Timothy Q. Mouse: Ya oughta be proud. You're a - success.


Jim Crow: [singing] I seen a peanut stand /And heard a rubber band /I've seen a needle that winked its eye / But I been done seen about everything / When I see an elephant fly.


Timothy Q. Mouse: [after Dumbo blows a zigzag bubble] That's a pretty strick slick. All right, let's see you blow a square one, pal.
[Dumbo blows a square bubble]
Timothy Q. Mouse: Say, that's very, very clever. Now blow a greaaaaaat big one!
[Dumbo blows a big bubble; it turns into a pink elephant]
Timothy Q. Mouse: That's a pretty stri... Hey!
[the pink elephant blows more pink elephants]
Timothy Q. Mouse: Dumbo!
[rushes under Dumbo's hat]
Timothy Q. Mouse: You see what I see?


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Facts about

The first Disney movie for Sterling Holloway (the Stork) and Verna Felton (the Elephant Matriarch). Both would become regulars in Disney animated films for the next thirty-five years.
Initially Walt Disney was uninterested in making this movie. To get him interested, story men Joe Grant and Dick Huemer wrote up the film as installments which they left on Walt's desk every morning. Finally, he ran into the story department saying, "This is great! What happens next?"
The film was originally planned as a 30-minute featurette before Walt Disney assigned one of his producers, Ben Sharpsteen, to expand the idea into a feature.
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