Dumbo (1941)

Genres - Children's/Family, Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Animated Musical, Children's Fantasy  |   Run Time - 63 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - G
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The shortest of Disney's major animated features Dumbo involves a baby elephant with unusually large ears. Ostracized from the rest of the circus animals, poor Dumbo is even separated from his mother, who is chained up in a separate cage after trying to defend her child. Only brash-but-lovable Timothy Mouse offers the hand of friendship to Dumbo, encouraging the pouty pachyderm to exploit his "different" qualities for fame and fortune. After trepidatiously indulging in a vat of booze, Dumbo awakens in a tall tree. Goaded by a group of jive-talking crows, Dumbo discovers that his outsized ears have given him the ability to fly. The musical score by Frank Churchill and Oliver Wallace won Oscars for them both.

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elephant, baby-animals, circus, flight, mother, ostracism, outcast, friendship, talking-animal, ugly-duckling, clown, crow [bird], reunion, teasing, drunk