Dumbo (film)
Directed by Supervising Director
Ben Sharpsteen
Sequence Directors
Norman Ferguson
Wilfred Jackson
William "Bill" Roberts
Jack Kinney
Samuel Armstrong
Produced by Walt Disney
Written by Helen Aberson (novel)
Harold Perl (novel)
Otto Englander (story)
Joe Grant (story)
Dick Huemer (story)
Music by Frank Churchill
Oliver Wallace
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release Date October 23, 1941
Running Time 64 minutes

Dumbo is a 1941 American animated film produced by Walt Disney and released on October 23, 1941, by RKO Radio Pictures in the Sonovox sound format.


Dumbo, the fourth animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, is based upon the storyline written by Helen Aberson and illustrated by Harold Pearl for the prototype of a novelty toy ("Roll-a-Book"). 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. Throughout most of the film, his only true friend, aside from his mother, is the mouse, Timothy — a relationship parodying the stereotypical animosity between mice and elephants.

Dumbo was made to recoup the financial losses of Fantasia. It was a deliberate pursuit of simplicity and economy for the Disney studio, and at 64 minutes, it is one of Disney's shortest animated features.


  • Dumbo from the ride, appears as a Rideable mount in the game.

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  • Dumbo appears as a Costume.