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Dumbo Details

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The shortest of Disney's major animated features Dumbo involves a baby elephant with unusually large ears. Ostracized from the rest of the circus animals, poor Dumbo is even separated from his mother, who is chained up in a separate cage after trying to defend her child. Only brash-but-lovable Timothy Mouse offers the hand of friendship to Dumbo, encouraging the pouty pachyderm to exploit his "different" qualities for fame and fortune. After trepidatiously indulging in a vat of booze, Dumbo awakens in a tall tree. Goaded by a group of jive-talking crows, Dumbo discovers that his outsized ears have given him the ability to fly. The musical score by Frank Churchill and Oliver Wallace won Oscars for them both. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:October 23, 1941

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ned Washington Best Song 1941 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Oliver Wallace Best Score 1941 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Frank Churchill Best Score 1941 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Frank Churchill Best Song 1941 Nominee

Cast

Sterling Holloway
as Stork
Edward S. Brophy
as Timothy Q. Mouse
Herman Bing
as Ringmaster
Verna Felton
as Elephant
Cliff Edwards
as Jim Crow
Billy Bletcher
as Clown
Sarah Selby
as Elephant
Billy Bletcher
as Clown
Sarah Selby
as Elephant

Crew

Samuel Armstrong
Director
Ben Sharpsteen
Director
Bill Roberts
Director
Norman Ferguson
Director
Wilfred Jackson
Director
Jack Kinney
Director
Walt Disney
Producer
Aurelius Battaglia
Screenwriter
Dick Huemer
Screenwriter
Dick Huemer
Screen Story
Harold Pearl
Book Author
Joe Rinaldi
Screenwriter
George Stallings
Screen Story
Helen Aberson
Book Author
Otto Englander
Screenwriter
Webb Smith
Screenwriter
Bill Peet
Screenwriter
Frank Churchill
Composer (Music Score)
Oliver Wallace
Composer (Music Score)
Ned Washington
Songwriter
Ned Washington
Composer (Music Score)
Herbert Ryman
Art Director
Claude Smith
Art Director
Cy Young
Art Director
Don DaGradi
Art Director
Milt Neil
Art Director
Walt Kelly
Art Director
Dick Kelsey
Art Director
Charles Payzant
Art Director
Herb Ryman
Art Director
Joshua Meador
Art Director
Al Zinnen
Art Director
Terrell Stapp
Art Director
Don Patterson
Art Director
Les Clark
Art Director
Hicks Lokey
Art Director
Kendall O'Connor
Art Director
Ernest Nordli
Art Director
Berny Wolf
Art Director
Art Palmer
Art Director
Bill Shull
Art Director
John Walbridge
Consultant/advisor
James Bodrero
Consultant/advisor
Martin Provensen
Consultant/advisor
Elmer Plummer
Consultant/advisor
Wolfgang Reitherman
Animator
John Lounsbery
Animator
Walt Kelly
Animator
Fred Moore
Animator
Cy Young
Animator
Ward Kimball
Animator
Vladimir Tytla
Animator
Vladimir Tytla
Animation Director
Ray Lockrem
Background Artist
Berny Wolf
Character Animation
Joe Stahley
Background Artist
Art Palmer
Character Animation
Bill Shull
Character Animation
Ward Kimball
Animation Director
Howard Swift
Character Animation
Harvey Toombs
Character Animation
Samuel Armstrong
Sequence Director
Hicks Lokey
Character Animation
Don Patterson
Character Animation
Les Clark
Character Animation
Bill Roberts
Sequence Director
Cy Young
Character Animation
Claude Coats
Background Artist
Wilfred Jackson
Sequence Director
Norman Ferguson
Sequence Director
Milt Neil
Character Animation
Claude Smith
Character Animation
Fred Moore
Animation Director
Al Dempster
Background Artist
John Hench
Background Artist
Walt Kelly
Character Animation
Jack Kinney
Sequence Director
John Lounsbery
Animation Director
Don Towsley
Character Animation
Wolfgang Reitherman
Animation Director
Gerald Nevius
Background Artist
Joshua Meador
Character Animation
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