Dumbo (1941)

Ridiculed because of his enormous ears, a young circus elephant is assisted by a mouse to achieve his full potential. (IMDb)

The story here is a touching underdog/family vignette (Dumbo and Timothy are a great pair, and the wordless bond between Dumbo and his mother is heart-melting) but the hallucination scene, while hilarious, feels unnecessary, especially when considering how Dumbo’s rise to redemption after such prolonged suffering breezes by in only a single scene. A slightly reconfigured screenplay is all that’s left to be desired in this moving classic chock full of the standard exceptional Disney animation.

6.6/10

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