Dumbo is an American animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions and premiered on October 23, 1941, by RKO Radio Pictures. The fourth Disney animated feature film, it is based upon the storyline written by Helen Aberson and illustrated by Harold Pearl for the prototype of a novelty toy (“Roll-a-Book”). The main character is Jumbo Jr., a semi-anthropomorphic elephant who is cruelly nicknamed “Dumbo”. He is ridiculed for his big ears, but in fact he is capable of flying by using his ears as wings. Throughout most of the film, his only true friend, aside from his mother, is the mouse, Timothy – a relationship parodying the stereotypical animosity between mice and elephants.A flock of storks deliver babies while circus animals are being transported by train from their “Winter Quarters”. Mrs. Jumbo, one of the elephants, receives her baby who is soon tormented by the other (female) elephants because of his large ears, and they nickname him “Dumbo”.
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family Rating: 7.3/10 Release on: 31 October 1941 (USA) Directors: Samuel Armstrong (as Sam Armstrong), Norman Ferguson Writers: Joe Grant (screen story), Dick Huemer (screen story) Stars: Sterling Holloway, Edward Brophy, James Baskett