Dumbo (1941)

Basic Summary – A young circus elephant is born with comically large ears and given the cruel nickname Dumbo. One day at a show, he is taunted by a group of kids, inciting his mother into a rage that gets her locked up. After Dumbo’s ears cause an accident that injures many of the other elephants, he is made to dress like a clown and perform dangerous stunts. Everything changes when Dumbo discovers that his enormous ears actually allow him to fly, and he astounds everyone at the circus with his new talent.

I didn’t really see the like for Dumbo as a kid and I still don’t. I understand that Dumbo is freakin adorable. I mean look at him!


But the story is kinda lacking. I think it falters because Dumbo actually doesn’t talk in the film. The characters around him do. This problem creates a discount from his character. There isn’t much emotion from Dumbo giving us a reason to connect.

The characters are alright. They don’t leave much of an impact on the audience. I don’t know – I wouldn’t go and watch this film again. It wasn’t worth my time, but if you have a spare 90 minutes then go ahead.


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