October 23, 1941.
Re-released: 1949, 1959, 1972, and 1976.
Released on video: 1981.
From a story by:
Helen Aberson and Harold Pearl.
Vladimir "Bill" Tytla
Pink Elephants on Parade
When I See an Elephant Fly
Dumbo won an Academy Award® in 1942 for Best Scoring of a Motion Picture (Frank Churchill and Oliver Wallace), and was nominated for Best Song ("Baby Mine").
The film cost around $800,000 to make, and only 18 months to produce.
"Dumbo" had been scheduled for the cover of "Time" magazine in December 1941, but a much more momentous event occurred -- the bombing of Pearl Harbor -- and poor "Dumbo" was supplanted by Japanese General Yamamoto.
This is the only one of Disney's animated features whose title character doesn't speak.
Mrs Jumbo only speaks once during the film, when she says Dumbo's name.
The circus is called WDP Circus (Walt Disney Productions).
Mr. Stork: Here is a baby with eyes of blue, straight from heaven, right to you. Or, straight from heaven up above, here is a baby for you to love.
Timothy Q. Mouse: What's the matter with his ears? I don't see nothin' wrong with 'em. I think they're cute.
Crow #1: Did you ever see an elephant fly?
Crow #2: Well, I've seen a horse fly.
Crow #3: Ah, I've seen a dragon fly.
Crow #4: Hee-hee. I've seen a house fly.
Timothy Q. Mouse: You know, lots of people with big ears are famous!
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DVD Bonus Features
- DisneyPedia: “My First Circus” Game -- Identify And Learn About The Animals That Perform In A Circus
- DVD Storybook: Dumbo's Big Discovery -- Read Along And Learn What Makes Each Of Us Special
- Sing-Along Songs: “Look Out For Mr. Stork,” “Casey Junior”
- NEW! "Baby Mine" Music Video Performed By Jim Brickman And Kassie DePaiva
- Bonus Short: "Elmer Elephant And The Flying Mouse" -- Enjoy More Classic Storytelling From The Creative Minds At Disney Animation
- And Much More!
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When the ringmaster introduces the pyramid act, there are eight elephants present in the ring, but the finished pyramid only has seven elephants.
During the pyramid act, the elephants costumes change between shots.
Mrs Jumbo closes the door on the other elephants and wraps Dumbo up in his own ears, but when she reaches for the second ear, his first ear briefly disappears.
When a map of the southeastern USA is shown, it reads KY where TN should be.
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