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Posted on 6/14/11 09:51 PM
This was my favourite movie when I was a kid, I haven't seen it in many, many years but yesterday my mum bought the DVD and it was absolutely fabulous.
Story is simple, baby elephant delivered to mother, has ginormous ears and because of that the other elephants at the circus don't accept him and call him Dumbo, except his mother of course. When his mum goes apeshit on some imbread retarded kids because they tease him, she gets locked up in a prison wagon (yep, a circus elephant represents a huge investment i.e. don't shoot it). Dumbo is depressed and alone until Timothy the circus mouse, whose always been distrainful of the annoying gossipping elephants, takes pity on him and decides to try to make him famous.
1941 this was made, back when there was no computer animation and every thing was drawn by hand, man they don't make them like this anymore, in fact I don't remember the last Disney cartoon, it's mostly all this stupid live-action crap like The Shaggy Dog. The animation is just beautiful, I'm amazed at how they do the water techniques and the Pink Elephants on Parade sequence (which does not fit in with the story at all) was so damn cool, and was quite clearly made by animators on acid.
This movie is as emotionally moving now as it was back when I watched it as a kid, Dumbo and his mother are great silent leads there is a lot of love between them without dialogue (the signs are obvious people). The music and songs were super mad and are all memorable and will stick in your head and they do what they should do which is stir your emotions deeply.
Even though some parts of this film are very blatantly racist /coughThe Carpet-Bagging Crows/cough this film is funny and cute and is the best Disney has to offer. I give this 5 stars