Dumbo Overview:

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: [a trumpet and drumroll play as Dumbo hesitantly holds back from running out toward the elephant pyramid] Go on! Get goin'! Whatsa matter wit'cha? Dumbo, that's your cue! You're on, Dumbo!
[trumpet and drumroll play again as he pulls out a needle to force Dumbo onto the runway]


Timothy Q. Mouse: [the elephants' chatting catches his attention] Huh! A guy can't eat in peace.
[he breaks a peanut open, then eats it]
Timothy Q. Mouse: Gab, gab, gab. They're always gossipin'.


Jim Crow: [after taking his first look at Dumbo and Timothy sleeping in their tree] Ha! Well, hush my beak!
Crow #3: Go ahead. Wake 'em up, brother.
Crow #1: Yeah, find out what they're doin' up here.
Crow #2: Yeah.
Crow #4: And ask 'em what they want.
Jim Crow: [shoving them all aside] Okay boys, leave it to me.


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Facts about

Joe Grant and Dick Huemer changed Dumbo's mother's name from "Mother Ella" to "Mrs. Jumbo" as a reference to the famed Barnum & Bailey circus pachyderm.
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.
Casey Junior made his first appearance in footage that appeared in The Reluctant Dragon when Robert Benchley is touring the sound effects department. The version is slightly different and much longer.
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