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Dumbo (23-Oct-1941)

Director: Ben Sharpsteen

Writers: Otto Englander; Joe Grant; Dick Huemer; Bill Peet; Joe Rinaldi; Vernon Stallings; Webb Smith

From novel: Dumbo by Helen Aberson and Harold Pearl (juvenile fiction)

Keywords: Juvenile/Fantasy, Circus, Clowns, Elephant

A baby circus elephant receives ridicule for his enormous ears; nicknamed "Dumbo" by the other elephants, he is befriended by Timothy Q. Mouse, who arranges for him to be a key part of an upcoming act. While that goes badly, a solution to Dumbo's predicament comes most unexpectedly. Feature-length animated Walt Disney movie, made on a lower budget than its peers but every bit as emotionally powerful. Won Oscar for Best Score; received a nomination for Best Original Song, "Baby Mine."


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