Dumbo

Dumbo
Dumbo
  • G
  • 1h 4m
  • 1941
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Experience the daring adventures of the world’s only flying elephant. The inspirational tale of Dumbo, the courageous baby elephant who uses his sensational ears to soar to fame with the help of his clever best friend Timothy Q. Mouse, will thrill and delight audiences of all ages. And now, the award-winning music and empowering messages about friendship and belief in yourself reach new heights in this must-have presentation of Walt Disney’s animated classic Dumbo!

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Sweet Disney classic is still lovely, despite stereotypes.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Dumbo, Disney's short-and-sweet tale of a shy little circus elephant with supersized ears, is considered controversial, because of its depiction of the black crows. On the one hand, critics claim the crows (who were in fact all voiced by African-American actors) are animated minstrels, whereas Disney apologists say the crows are the only likeable characters besides Dumbo, his mom, and Timothy the mouse. If you're okay with the representation of the crows, there are still a couple of disturbing scenes, particularly when Mrs. Jumbo is captured after defending Dumbo. Plus, Dumbo and Timothy accidentally get drunk and hallucinate the "Pink Elephants on Parade" segment, that's alternately trippy, creepy, and cute. Overall, the message is that we should celebrate and not mock each other's differences.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Family
  • Release Date:May 10, 2012
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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