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Dumbo

G Released Oct 23, 1941 1h 4m Kids & Family Fantasy Animation List
95% Tomatometer 44 Reviews 70% Audience Score 250,000+ Ratings A young circus elephant is born with comically large ears and given the cruel nickname Dumbo. One day at a show, he is taunted by a group of kids, inciting his mother into a rage that gets her locked up. After Dumbo's ears cause an accident that injures many of the other elephants, he is made to dress like a clown and perform dangerous stunts. Everything changes when Dumbo discovers that his enormous ears actually allow him to fly, and he astounds everyone at the circus with his new talent. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Dumbo packs plenty of story into its brief runtime, along with all the warm animation and wonderful music you'd expect from a Disney classic.

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Jake Wilson The Age (Australia) Though the character's eventual comic triumph is never in doubt, there are traumatic moments along the way, including an extraordinary, nightmarish drunk sequence that suggests the animators had early access to LSD. Sep 15, 2018 Full Review Rob Humanick Slant Magazine Perfection, thy name is Dumbo. Rated: 4/4 Sep 21, 2011 Full Review Nell Minow Common Sense Media Disney classic will still make you cry! Rated: 4/5 Dec 22, 2010 Full Review Brendan Cassidy InSession Film Dumbo is one of Disney’s most efficiently told films, clocking in at just over one hour yet conveying such powerful notions on discrimination and motherhood. Jun 18, 2024 Full Review Carson Timar ButteredPopcorn Outside of the film's animation, there is little for the audience to truly appreciate outside of the film's more basic emotional swings. Oct 21, 2023 Full Review Siegfried Kracauer The Nation Dumbo [is] a charming picture filled with marvelously conceived episodes. Despite this, Disney continues in it a development the problematic nature of which has grown more and more apparent since Snow-White. Nov 23, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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Briana Hurlston I enjoyed watching the movie with my children. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 04/29/23 Full Review João S Esperava mais do filme, ele é bem arrastado em algumas partes. Tem cenas inúteis que fazem você se perguntar se aquilo precisava estar ali. Mas é um filme divertido e muito bonito e triste Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/22/24 Full Review Nick S Wasn't a huge fan. The animation feels like a step back from Pinocchio and Snow White respectively, while the story is overly short and has an extremely curt and short conclusion. The characters were likeable, I just wish it was longer. The negative racial and animal-abuse scenes are definitely there but still watchable. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 11/23/23 Full Review Tabitha B Not a huge fan of this movie, not really a story and it's very short, barely feature length. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 11/11/23 Full Review John carlos Dumbo is good it's not really good or amazing just good story is about an elephant who has Big ears and gets made fun of but then later in the movie he finds out to use his ears to fly and that story it's kind of mediocre to me sure it wasn't horrible but it's not really good The animation is once again amazing and my favorite parts of the animation is Dumbo's flying scenes those were beautiful No problems with the animation nothing everything was perfect with the animation The characters are Not bad My favorite character is probably that mouse well overall Dumbo was pretty funny the animations amazing it has a story that could be okay and the characters are not bad overall I'm giving Dumbo a 7 out of 10 it is good Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 10/26/23 Full Review Hola H Doblaje muy bueno (a mí parecer),música excelente,grandes momentos y simple pero conmovedora Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A young circus elephant is born with comically large ears and given the cruel nickname Dumbo. One day at a show, he is taunted by a group of kids, inciting his mother into a rage that gets her locked up. After Dumbo's ears cause an accident that injures many of the other elephants, he is made to dress like a clown and perform dangerous stunts. Everything changes when Dumbo discovers that his enormous ears actually allow him to fly, and he astounds everyone at the circus with his new talent.
Director
Ben Sharpsteen
Producer
Walt Disney
Screenwriter
Joe Grant, Dick Huemer
Distributor
RKO Radio Pictures
Production Co
Walt Disney Productions
Rating
G
Genre
Kids & Family, Fantasy, Animation
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Oct 23, 1941, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Jan 1, 2014
Runtime
1h 4m
Sound Mix
Stereo
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