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  • G
  • 1941
  • 1 hr 4 min
  • 7.2  (141,598)
  • 96

Dumbo, released in 1941, is a classic Disney animation film that has been a beloved staple of many childhoods over the past several generations. The film is set in the early 1900s at a traveling circus, and tells the story of Dumbo, a young elephant who is born with unusually large ears that allow him to fly. The movie begins with the storks delivering their bundles of joy to the waiting animals in the circus. Mrs. Jumbo, the mother elephant, is excited to receive her new baby. However, when he is born, the other animals in the circus are shocked to see that he has extremely large ears. They begin to laugh and tease him, and Mrs. Jumbo becomes very protective of her baby. The circus manager, Casey Junior, names him Dumbo and assigns him to the clown act.

One day, when the circus is in town, Dumbo accidentally causes a big mess during his performance and is made fun of by the other animals. As a result, Mrs. Jumbo loses her temper and causes chaos in the circus tent. She is then locked away in a separate wagon and Dumbo is left alone without his mother. Timothy Q. Mouse, a tiny mouse who befriends Dumbo, learns of the situation and becomes determined to help him reunite with his mother.

Timothy helps Dumbo find the confidence to fly using his big ears. They discover that Dumbo can fly by flapping his ears and they perform an amazing night-time aerial act that earns them a standing ovation from the crowd. With this newfound stardom, Dumbo and Timothy become a sensation and are given the opportunity to perform in a different circus.

As they travel to their new gig, Timothy discovers that Dumbo's amazing talent has earned him a chance to see his mother once again. With the help of a group of black crows and a feather, Timothy and Dumbo devise a plan to reunite Dumbo with his mother once and for all.

Throughout the movie, there are musical numbers that highlight the emotions of the characters, including the recognizable tune of "Baby Mine," which is sung by Casey Junior's female elephant workers. Additionally, Herman Bing added a touch of humor to the film with his portrayal of the circus ringmaster.

Dumbo takes viewers on an emotional journey that addresses themes of bullying, social anxiety, and the importance of family. It is a film that is filled with stunning visuals, catchy songs, and memorable characters that have kept it a beloved classic in the hearts of many.

Dumbo is a 1941 animated movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 4 minutes. It has received outstanding reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.2 and a MetaScore of 96.

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