Dumbo (1941)

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… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: October 23, 1941
DVD Release Date: October 23, 2001
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Critic Score: 97% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Dumbo packs plenty of story into its brief runtime, along with all the warm animation and wonderful music you'd expect from a Disney classic.

TIME Magazine

Although Dumbo offers no startling innovations in animated cartooning, it is probably Disney's best all-round picture to date.

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Stephen Garrett
Time Out

One of the best of Disney's animated features.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Dumbo was for Disney what The Old Man and the Sea was for Hemingway: a simple but powerful story that's brilliantly rendered and succeeds precisely because it is so simple, archetypal, and true.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

It's one of Disney's most charming and perfectly proportioned films, uninflated by the cultural pretensions Uncle Walt was fond of slipping in.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

A film you will never forget.

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Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum

Another magical experience that will have the mother's crying and the kids cheering!

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Variety Staff

There's a pleasant little story, plenty of pathos mixed with the large doses of humor, a number of appealing new animal characters, lots of good music, and the usual Disney skillfulness in technique.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A Disney animation classic for all ages and all times.

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Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine

Perfection, thy name is Dumbo.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
The box office failure of Fantasia prompted Disney to make this much simpler animation that relies more on characters and feelings, and it has a very beautiful… More
Daniel Mumby
One of the things you realise from revisiting classic Disney films is just how short the majority of them are. In the entire Golden Age, when Walt Disney was… More
KJ Proulx
For all of the buildup and story that this film brings to the table, it's too short and feels a tad rushed to get to the point by the end, while… More
Christopher Heim
One of my all time favorite Disney flicks. Great animation, memorable story, and wonderful music. The crow gang are really cool characters and are… More
Alex roy
Dumbo is a terrific Disney classic and is among the best films that the studio has produced. Brilliantly animated and directed with a great cast, Dumbo is a… More
Tim Salmons
Walt Disney's Dumbo is one the most-talked about films in the Disney animated library by critics, animation fans and just audience members in general. Some… More