Dumbo

1941 American animated film produced by Walt Disney

Dumbo is a 1941 American animated film produced by Walt Disney and released on October 23, 1941, by RKO Radio Pictures. The main character is Dumbo., a semi-anthropomorphic elephant who is laughed with the elephants. but in fact he is capable of flying by using his ears as wings. Throughout most of the film, his only true friend, aside from his mother, is the mouse, Timothy — a relationship parodying the stereotypical animosity between mice and elephants.

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Casey JuniorEdit

  • [Whistling]: All aboard! Let's go!
  • [Puffing up the hill] I think I can! I think I can! I think I can! I think I can! I think I can! I think I can! I think I can! I... Think... I... Can! I... [Going downhill] ...Thought I could! I thought I could! I thought I could! I thought I could! I thought I could! Whoo-hoo!

Timothy Q. MouseEdit

  • Remember, you come of a proud race. Why, you're a...a pachyderm, and pachyderms don't cry. What does crying get you, anyhow? Nothing but the hiccups!
  • All we gotta do is build an act! Make ya a star! A headliner! Dumbo the great! [Fanfare plays as Dumbo hoists Timothy with his trunk.] Uh-oh. The great what? [Faltering fanfare as Dumbo lowers his trunk.]
  • You all oughta be ashamed of yourselves. A bunch of big guys like you, pickin' on a poor little orphan like him. Suppose you was torn away from your mother when you was just a baby. Nobody to tuck you in at nights. No warm, soft, caressin' trunk to snuggle into. How would you like being left out alone, in a cold, cruel, heartless world? And why? I ask ya, why? Just because he's got those big ears. They call him a freak. The laughing stock of the circus! And when his mother tried to protect him, they threw her into the clink! And on top of that, they made him a clown! Socially he's washed up! Aw, but what's the use of talkin' to you cold-hearted birds? Go ahead! Have your fun! Laugh at him! Kick him now that he's down! Go on! We don't care.
  • [As Dumbo falls off the platform, losing the feather on the way] Dumbo! C'mon, fly! Open them ears! The magic feather was just a gag! You can fly! Honest, you can! Hurry, open them up! PLEASE! [At the last moment, Dumbo opens his ears and soars over the crowd.] WHEE! We did it! We did it! Let's show them, Dumbo!

DialogueEdit

Narrator: Through the snow and sleet and hail...through the blizzard, through the gale...through the wind and through the rain...over mountain, over plain...through the blinding lightning flash...and the mighty thunder crash...ever faithful, ever true...nothing stops him! He'll get through!

Lion: [yawning] Oh, dear.



[Five crows find Dumbo and Timothy asleep in a tree]
Specks Crow: Well, looky here! Looky here!
Deacon Crow: My, my! Why, this is the most irregular sight I've ever seen!
Dopey Crow: [rubbing his eyes] Well, I just can't believe my eyes!
Specks: They ain't dead, is they?
Fats Crow: [smirks] No. Dead people don't snore... [looks unsure] Or do they?
[The crows quietly confer with each other, when Jim/Dandy Crow swoops down]
Jim: What's all the ruckus? C'mon! Step aside, brother! Mmm...What's cookin' 'round here? What's the good news? What's fryin', boys?
Specks: Just look down there, brother!
Fats: And prepare yourself for a shock!
Jim: [looks down and sees Dumbo and Timothy] OHO! Well, hush my beak!
Dopey: Go ahead. Wake 'em up, brother.
Specks: Yeah, find out what they're doin' up here.
Deacon: Yeah.
Fats: And ask 'em what they want.
Jim: Okay, boys. Leave it to me.

Timothy: [groaning] Oooooooohhhhhh, those pink elephants...
Jim: Ah! Pink elephants! Mmmm-mm! [the crows laugh]
Timothy: What's so funny? What are you birds doin' down here, anyway?
Jim: What are we doin' DOWN here?! Well, hear him talk! [the crows laugh again]
Timothy: Fly up a tree where you belong.
Jim: Say, look here, Brother Rat--
Timothy: [jolts up in fury] BROTHER RAT?! Now listen! I ain't your brother and I ain't no rat! See?!
Jim: Uh-huh. And I suppose you and no elephant ain't up in no tree, either! [the crows laugh again]
Timothy: [angrily] No, me and no tree ain't up no--Tree?

Timothy: I wonder how we ever got up in that tree, anyway. Now, let's see...Elephants can't climb trees, can they? Nah, nah, that's ridiculous. Couldn't jump up. Mm-mm, it's too high.
Jim: Hey there, son! Maybe y'all flew up?
Timothy: Maybe we flew up. Yeah, maybe we-- [excited] That's it! Dumbo! You flew! Boy, am I stupid. Why didn't I think of this before?! Your ears! Just look at 'em, Dumbo--why, they're perfect wings! The very things that held ya down are gonna carry ya UP and UP and UP! I can see it all now! DUMBO! THE NINTH WONDER OF THE UNIVERSE! THE WORLD'S ONLY FLYING ELEPHANT!
[The crows laugh hysterically]
Specks: Did you ever see an elephant fly?
Deacon: Well, I've seen a horse fly...
Fats: Ah, I've seen a dragon fly...
Dopey: [giggling] I've seen a house fly!
Jim: I've seen all that, too! [singing] I seen a peanut stand, and heard a rubber band! I seen a needle that winked its eye! But I be done seen about everything when I see a elephant fly!

Timothy: [After the crows sing "When I See an Elephant Fly"] Alright, you wise birds! This has gone far enough!
[The crows are still laughing]
Jim: Quiet, gentleman! The Reverend Rodent is gonna ad-dress ya.
Timothy: You oughtta be ashamed of yourselves! A bunch of big guys like you, picking on a poor little orphan like him. Suppose you was torn away from your mother when you was just a baby. Nobody to tuck you in at nights. No warm, soft, caressing trunk to snuzzle into. How would you like to be left out alone in a cold, cruel, heartless world? And why, I ask you? Why?!? Just because he's got those big ears, they call him a freak! The laughingstock of the circus! And when his mother tried to protect him, they throw her into the clink. And on top of that, they made him a clown! Socially, he's washed up! Oh, but what's the use of talking to you cold-hearted birds? Go on! Have your fun! Laugh at him! Kick him now that he's down! Go on! We don't care. [He turns away and blows his nose. The crows cry] Come on, Dumbo. [They walk away]
Jim: Hey, brother! Wait up! Don't go 'way feelin' like that. We've done seen the light. You boys is okay.
Timothy: Please. You've done enough.
Jim: But we's all fixin' to help ya. Ain't that the truth, boys? [The other crows agree] You wanna make the elephant fly, don't ya? Well, you have to use a lot of chology. You know, psy-chology. Fellas, gather round... [They huddle up] First you, uh... [Whispering] Then after that, you... [He then plucks a feather off Specks Crow's tail, and gives it to Timothy] Use the magic feather! Catch on?
Timothy: The magic feather? [looks at the feather, which briefly glows in a "lightbulb idea" way] Yeah, I gotcha. Dumbo! [rushes to Dumbo, giving him the feather] Look! Have I got it! The magic feather! Now you can fly! [Dumbo looks at the feather, puzzled]

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