Review: Dumbo the elephant gets separated from his mother. He is ridiculed because of his long ears, a little mouse befriends him and encourages him to his full potential.
Director: Samuel Armstrong, Norman Ferguson, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Bill Roberts and Ben Sharpsteen
Actors: Sterling Holloway, Edward Brophy, James Baskett, Herman Bing, Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, Cliff Edwards and Verna Felton
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family and Fantasy
A timeless classic! One that the whole family can watch and enjoy no matter how old or young you are. Initially Walt Disney was uninterested in making this movie. To get him interested, two story men wrote up the film as instalments which they then left on Walt’s desk every morning. Finally, Walt ran into the story department saying, “This is great! What happens next?”. This was apparently his favourite film that was made by his studio. This is John Lasseter’s (director) favourite movie. Real elephants were brought into the Disney Studios so that the animators could study their movements. There is plenty of humour to enjoy and I also thought that the music and songs were brilliant. The two songs that stick in my mind are ‘When I See An Elephant Fly’ and also ‘Baby of Mine’. One of the best Disney films every to be created. This is a film that has stood the test of time. At the Academy Awards in 1942 this won one Oscar for Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture. At the Cannes Film Festival in 1947 this won one award for Best Animation Design.