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Dumbo Unknown Tag: 'pic_title'
1941 2006 5
Walt Disney Studios
 featuring Dumbo, Timothy Q. Mouse, Casey Jr., Stork, Mrs. Jumbo, Prissy, Matriarch, Giggles, Catty, Joe, Skinny, Fat Crow; more Characters More Cartoon Characters...

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Dumbo 10 out of 5 stars


Reviewed by: SuperBrat, April 12, 2006

Today, many people may just assume that Dumbo is just a childrenís movie. Well, it isÖbut isnít at the same time. Dumbo was made near the end of the Depression, when people still needed help taking their minds off of economical troubles. The movie has an uplifting message that effects anybody who watches is. It is uplifting and moving.

Dumbo may be the first movie that made me love Walt Disney and other Disney studio movies. First, it was mostly because I love elephants. I liked the characters and the songs. But now, as I am now older, and an animation student, I can see how this movie has influenced me. Dumbo has two segments that may have influenced me the most as a student. The first is the ode to Salvador Dali: The Pink Elephants segment. This piece is so random, and so out thereÖ you just have to love it. The colors, the song, the way they get from one part to the next, it is all just fantastic. But if I had to choose my favorite scene, it would be the Baby Mine scene. This is my most favorite scene I have ever seen in any animated feature. Everybody wants a hug, but when you watch Dumbo being cradled by his motherís trunk, you have to have a heart of stone not to cry. I have been watching this movie for almost 24 years nowÖ and I still cry at this scene. That is animation at its essence: to touch the heart of the viewer.

I love this movie because it doesnít try to be something it isnít. Some people may raise their noses at the simplicity of it all, but I donít. I am in the other camp. The simplicity of everything about this film is wonderful. You identify more with simple things, because you can see yourself in that character. The character and background designs are simple. Even the story is simple. But itís the simple story that everybody can identify with. How many times have you felt like a freak? How many times have you felt like you didnít belong? That you just wanted to find a way to be accepted? That is Dumbo in a nutshell. Being a self-proclaimed weirdo, you can see why I love this film.
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