Review - Dumbo (1941)
Dumbo was born a cute little elephant with enormous ears, but the other animals in the circus didn’t think he was so cute. Now, with the help of a little mouse named Timothy (Edward Brophy), he’s going to try and make them see how being different can be good in “Dumbo.”
“Dumbo” has one of the most interesting histories of any Disney movie. Apparently Walt Disney didn’t want to make it, but after they talked him in to it, it became his favorite film he ever made. There were many problems making the movie, including the lowest budget for a Disney animated feature as well as an animators’ strike.
As for the movie itself, I’ve never been a huge fan, but I’ve always known that it’s a good movie. There’s nothing really special about it, but it’s just fun to watch and especially fun for little kids.
At 64 minutes, “Dumbo” is the shortest Disney animation, making it almost seem like it shouldn’t count as a feature. Regardless, it’s a fun movie, if not Disney’s best work. It’s worth it for the infamous pink elephant scene.
Final Score: 7.2/10