Learn more Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Learn more Fire Tablet Shop Kindle Learn More Shop now Fitbit



There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

Disney never did better than this 1941 production, lasting barely over an hour, which shows the travails of the poor rejected elephant in a remarkable adventure that saves its piece de resistance until the very end, when Dumbo does fly, and spectacularly! It's a reworking of The Ugly Duckling, really, but Dumbo does at least have one friend, and in the end becomes further removed from normality, although we don't see what happens after that! I think Disney was at his best with animal characters, and even no humans at all, making this, The Jungle Book and Bambi his best films, I think. The animals fully come to life and have great voices - the female elephants here are priceless - whereas his human characters are bland and stereotyped, with Ken and Barbie heroes and plenty of demonised older women characters, who are too frightening for children in any case. In Dumbo there is none of this, but it is full of humour and pathos and the final coup could only work in a drawn medium, so it is about the most perfect cartoon ending, as well as a superbly gravity-defying one. I wish they would release the one about the operatic whale - it also looks very good on youtube!
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 30 July 2017
While possibly not at the very peak of Disney films( eg Bambi or The jungle book) this is a much simpler story for all ages to enjoy. The 'special edition' features an art gallery with well over a hundred images ,a short appreciation of the film ,an informative audio commentry- for younger viewers there's a couple of short cartoons,an informative game, an interactive'storybook' and a couple of songs.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 20 April 2017
Good but sad in some parts
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 10 April 2017
Disney classic, the bit where he meets his Mum in the Loony Bin gets me crying every time, so sad.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 7 August 2017
really good classic movie.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 9 March 2017
Excellent quality
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 20 July 2017
kids love it
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 22 August 2017
brilliant
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 1 October 2016
Brilliant film.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 17 May 2016
As described & delivered quickly
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Customers also viewed these items

£19.95

Need customer service? Click here

Sponsored Links

  (What is this?)