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3.7
3,495 Ratings

Dumbo

United States, 1941
Animation, Family

Synopsis

Meet Dumbo, Mrs. Jumbo’s sweet little “Baby Mine,” the one with the huge floppy ears! With the support of his very best friend, Timothy the mouse, Dumbo soon learns that his spectacular ears actually make him unique and special, allowing him to soar to fame as the world’s only flying elephant.

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Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1947 | Winner: Best Animation Design

Academy Awards

1942 | Winner: Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture

1942 | Nominee: Best Music, Original Song

National Board of Review

1941 | Winner: Top Ten Films

National Film Preservation Board

2017 | Winner: National Film Registry

Critics reviews

The film is perhaps more beautiful if you see it less as Dumbo’s revenge than as a process described in many myths, a process that tells the story of the hero’s double birth. The first birth is from day to night. The second birth from night to day. In the first of these Dumbo would be badly programmed in the role of the baby elephant which he isn’t, and in the second he would be revealed as Dumbo, the unique specimen of a species with only one member: the dumbo.
January 05, 1989
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