Synopsis: 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.
Production: Walt Disney Productions
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
64 min

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.

Look out for Mr. Stork that persevering chap

He'll come along and drop a bundle in your lap

You may be poor or rich It doesn't matter which

Millionaires, they get theirs like the butcher and the baker

So look out for Mr. Stork and let me tell you, friend

Don't try to get away He'll find you in the end

He'll spot you out in China or he'll fly to County Cork

So you'd better look out for Mr. Stork

Look out for Mr. Stork He's got you on his list

And when he comes around it's useless to resist

Remember those quintuplets and the woman in the shoe

Maybe he's got his eye on you

All aboard! All aboard!

All aboard! Let's go!

Casey Junior's comin'down the track

Comin'down the track with a smoky stack

Hear him puffin' comin'round the hill

Casey's here to thrill every Jack and Jill

Every time his funny little whistle sounds

Everybody hurries to the circus grounds

Time for lemonade and Cracker Jack

Casey Junior's back Casey Junior's back

Oh. My, my.

Now let me see.

Must be right around here somewhere.

I hope. Ah, watch it there.

On the treetop

Where are we here? Oh, here.

Highway four miles to the gas station

Turn left Da-da da-da-da de

Ah. That must be it.

Well, little fella, let's get goin'.

Mrs.Jumbo. Oh, Mrs.Jumbo.

Calling Mrs.Jumbo.


Oh. My.


- Oh, where's that Mrs.Jum-- - Yoo-hoo! Yoo-hoo!

- Over here. - This way, boy.

- In here! In here! - Yoo-hoo!

- This is the place. - Whew! At last.

Which one of you ladies is expecting?

- Hmph! Not me. - The very idea.

Certainly not. Over there, of course.

Yes, of course. Right over there.

Oh. Of course.

Here is a baby with eyes of blue...

straight from heaven right to you.

Straight from heaven up above...

here is a baby for you to love.

Sign here, please.

Uh, yeah. Well-- Oh. Mrs.Jumbo.

Uh, one moment, please. This is still part of the service.

Happy Birthday to you

Ah, Happy Birthday to you

Ah, Happy Birthday, dear

Ah, dear Dear me. What's his name?


Oh.Jumbo Junior, huh? Ahem.Jumbo Junior.

Happy Birthday, dear Jumbo Junior

Happy Birthday



- Oh, do hurry, dear. - I'm on pins and needles.

- Isn't it thrilling? - I'm all a-flutter.

Ah, this is a proud, proud day.

- Well, hurry and open it, dearie. - I'm just dying to see.

- Oh! - Look at him!

Look at him!

Oh, what a-- Oh, look!

- Oh, you sweet little thing. - He is cute, isn't he?

Oh, he is a darling little baby.

Adorable. Simply adorable.

Did you ever see anything so cunning?

Isn't he a darling!

Kootchy, kootchy, kootchy, kootchy, kootchy, kootchy.

- Oh! - Oh!

- Is it possible? - Isn't there some mistake?

Just look at those, those--


Those what? Oh, ears!

These! Aren't they funny? Oh!

- Oh, my goodness. - What a temper.

Oh, what did I do? Well, tell me.

- Did I say anything? - Perfectly harmless remark.

I just said that they're funny, and they are funny.

- They certainly are. - After all, who cares...

about her precious little Jumbo?

Jumbo? You mean Dumbo.


- Dumbo, I say. - That's good.

- Dumbo! That's good. - Dumbo.

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 thought I could. I thought I could. I thought I could. I thought I could.


Hike, ugh, hike, ugh hike, ugh, hike

We work all day We work all night

We never learned to read or write

We're happy-hearted roustabouts

Hike, ugh, hike, ugh hike, ugh, hike

When other folks have gone to bed

We slave until we're almost dead

We're happy-hearted roustabouts

Hike, ugh, hike, ugh hike, ugh, hike

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Joe Grant

Joe Grant was a Jewish animator and writer for The Walt Disney Company. He co-wrote "Der Führer's Face" with fellow Disney legend Dick Huemer. more…

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Submitted on January 15, 2017

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