Dumbo

LaserDisc info
Title: Dumbo
Original Title: Dumbo
IMDb / Disneyinfo:   
Country: United Kingdom United Kingdom
NTSC / PAL: PAL
Reference: EE 1173
Type: CAV
Category: Animation
Serie: Walt Disney Classics
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama
Year: 1941
Release Date: 16-05-1997
UPC: 5027522011739
ISBN: None
Catalog Number: ???
Price: 24.99 GBP
Manufactured By: Pioneer Japan
Publisher: Walt Disney Productions, Walt Disney Animation Studios
Distribution: Laser UK
Length: 61 Minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Sides: 2
Chapter(s): 24
Size: 12 inch
Obi: No
Mono: English
Subtitles: None
Mint Marks Sample: EE1173-A01-P 1710D406
EE1173-B01-P 1639D407
Synopsis
When a slow stork (the first role for Disney veteran Sterling Holloway, who later became better known as the voice of Winnie the Pooh) finally delivers Mrs Jumbo's pint-sized baby elephant, the new arrival is the talk of the circus - but with a pair of oversized ears, baby Dumbo is laughed at and ridiculed by the other circus animals. With remarkable courage, and the help of his loyal friend Timothy Mouse (Edward Brophy) Dumbo overcomes all odds in a triumphant celebration of love and determination.

Only Walt Disney's fourth animated feature film, Dumbo premiered on the 23rd of October 1941 at the Broadway Theatre in New York. Overwhelmingly impressed, The New York Times described the film as "the most genial, the most endearing, the most completly precious cartoon feature ever to emerge from the brushes of Walt Disney's wonder-working artists".

Directed by Bob Sharpsteen, this animated classics was created under difficult labour conditions at the studio during the early years of the Second World War. Remarkably, it was completed in only a year and a half, and at a total cost of just $800,000 - a fraction of the budget of the studio's previous features Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio and Fantasia. In place of complex production techniques by well-defined and endearing character like Ward Kimball's unforgettable quartet of raucous crows.

The film's distributors, RKO, were initially a little concerned that Dumbo might be too short for a feature release, asking whether Walt would add an extra ten minutes to its running time. Knowing his product and his audience far better than the money-men, Walt declined, saying "this picture is right as it is". Noted film critic Leonard Maltin agreed, commenting, "Dumbo is one of the shortest animated features Disney ever made. It is one of the least pretentious, It is also one of the finest."
Cast
Original Other
Herman Bing - The Ringmaster (voice) (uncredited)
Mel Blanc - Dumbo (uncredited)
Billy Bletcher - Clown (voice) (uncredited)
Edward Brophy - Timothy Q. Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
Candy Candido - Lion Roaring (uncredited)
Hall Johnson Choir - Crows (voice) (uncredited)
Cliff Edwards - Dandy Crow (uncredited)
Verna Felton - The Elephant Matriarch / Mrs. Jumbo (voice) (uncredited)
Noreen Gammill - Catty the Elephant (voice) (uncredited)
Eddie Holden - Clown (voice) (uncredited)
Sterling Holloway - Mr. Stork (voice) (uncredited)
Malcolm Hutton - Skinny (voice) (uncredited)
James MacDonald - Roaring Lion (voice) (uncredited)
Harold Manley - Boy (voice) (uncredited)
John McLeish - Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer - Clowns (voice) (uncredited)
Tony Neil - Boy (voice) (uncredited)
Dorothy Scott - Giddy the Elephant (voice) (uncredited)
Sarah Selby - Prissy the Elephant (voice) (uncredited)
Billy Sheets - Clown / Joe (voice) (uncredited)
Chuck Stubbs - Boy (voice) (uncredited)
Margaret Wright - Casey Jr. (voice) (uncredited)
Chapters
Side 1
1. Opening Titles
2. Look Out For Mr Stork
3. Loading Up
4. Casey junior
5. A Parcel For Mrs Jumbo
6. What Big Ears You've Got
7. Casey Junior (Reprise)
8. Song Of The Roustabouts
9. The Parade
10. Bath Time
11. Mrs Jumbo Gets Angry
12. Lonely And Tearful
13. "I'm Your Friend"
14. Dumbo's Chance
15. Licking Their Wounds

Side 2
16. Clowning Around
17. Baby Mine
18. Bubbles, Bubbles
19. Pink Elephants On Parade
20. Up In A Tree
21. When I See An Elephant Fly
22. Use The Magic Feather
23. Dumbo's Triumph
24. Finale (When I See An Elephant Fly Reprise)
Extra Info
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