Sunday, April 17, 2011

Dumbo 1941 Film

Dumbo 1941 Film

Dumbo is a 1941 American animated film produced by Walt Disney and released on October 23, 1941, by RKO Radio Pictures. In 1941, Walt Disney’s “Dumbo” appeared on the scene, and has been cherished ever since. Only 64 minutes long, this film tells the story of the ugly duckling, but uses elephants in place of ducks.

The fourth film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, Dumbo is based upon the storyline written by Helen Aberson and illustrated by Harold Pearl for the prototype of a novelty toy.

The main character is Jumbo Jr., a semi-anthropomorphic elephant who is cruelly nicknamed "Dumbo". He is ridiculed for his big ears, but in fact he is capable of flying by using his ears as wings.

The story opens when storks deliver newborns to circus animals, in particular, Jumbo Jr., who is delivered to Mrs. Jumbo. From the on set, Jumbo Jr. is nicknamed “Dumbo” by the other elephants because of his large, oversized ears.

In a defensive action for her child, Mrs. Jumbo is locked away, leaving “Dumbo” to fend for himself in the circus environment.


Directed by Ben Sharpsteen
Produced by Walt Disney
Written by Novel
Helen Aberson
Harold Pearl
Story
Otto Englander
Joe Grant
Dick Huemer
Narrated by John McLeish
Starring Edward Brophy
Herman Bing
Margaret Wright
Sterling Holloway
Cliff Edwards
Music by Frank Churchill
Oliver Wallace
Studio Walt Disney Productions
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release date(s) October 23, 1941
Running time 64 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $813,000
Gross revenue $1,600,000

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