Thursday, April 19, 2012

146. Dumbo

Produced by Walt Disney
Directed by Samuel Armstrong

Well, that was freaking adorable.  Most people have probably seen this movie.  I myself vaguely recall watching it as a child, which made it all the more special to watch it today.

This film is about a female elephant who really wants a baby.  Finally the stork comes (I am no doctor but whaa?) and delivers a baby that is so cute you will explode into rainbows and sunshine.  He has really big ears, though, so everyone makes fun of him.  The characters are lovable, especially the mouse, but the songs are just okay.  There is an obligatory trippy sequence after Dumbo accidentally sips a bit of champagne which features some cool animation.

Overall, it is definitely worth a revisit if you have seen it already.

RATING: ****-

Interesting Facts:

The only title character in Disney that never speaks.

The racism was pretty bad but it's Disney so that is pretty much expected.

One of the few Disney movies set in America.

Grossed more money than Pinocchio and Fantasia combined.

Walt Disney's favorite.

Full movie:


  1. Don't especially love this movie, but this was a really cute and funny post! I love having this blog to go along with as I'm watching :-)

  2. There was a period where my son would watch Dumbo 3 to 4 times per week. I liked it quite a bit but eventually got a bit sick of it.

    1. I don't know how parents do that. I've looked after my neighbor's kids and they made me watch Cars three times. It was the worst.