Das Schicksal meint es zunächst nicht gut mit Dumbo. Seine selbst für einen Elefanten viel zu großen Ohren sorgen bei den anderen Zirkustieren für viel Gelächter. Mit der Hilfe der Maus Timothy, einer Zauberfeder und jeder Menge Mut erkennt Dumbo, dass er ein ganz besonderer Elefant ist.
Dieser Film läuft zur Zeit nicht auf MUBI, dafür aber 30 andere großartige Filme. Schau hier, welche es sind Jetzt auf MUBI
Classic early feature from Disney with a fun and often touching script that tells its tale quickly but effectively. Watching with modern sensibilities one can call the filmmakers on hints of racism but some films need to be watched in the context of their times.
In terms of storytelling this film strikes me as pretty progressive. As a Protagonist Dumbo manages to drive the film without really doing anything til the end but it works. Some cinephiles dismiss Disney for mass producing cuteness but I can't agree here. It has sweet moments but the bulk of it is harsh or downright scary. In terms of craftsmanship I'll take 'The Pink Elephants' sequence over anything Pixar.
76 years of age and not a wrinkle to this mofoca. How awesome is that? A film that still makes my eyes water like onions. A film that still rips my soul apart. I still think I'm dumbo. How dumb can a guy be?
"You can believe that an elephant can fly". This is a nice misfit story about an circus elephant with big ears that everyone laughs of and he takes his revenge by flying. It is a pure classic Disney production for better and worse.