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 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
Narrated by John McLeish
Starring Edward Brophy
Music by Frank Churchill
Studio Walt Disney Productions
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release date(s) October 23, 1941
Running time 64 minutes
Country United States
Gross revenue $1,600,000