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Dumbo: 70th Anniversary Edition

Who hasn't seen Dumbo? If you haven't seen the shortest of Disney's major animated features, it involves a baby elephant with unusually large ears. Ostracized from the rest of the circus animals, poor Dumbo is even separated from his mother, who is chained up in a separate cage after trying to defend her child. Only brash-but-lovable Timothy Mouse offers the hand of friendship to Dumbo, encouraging the pouty pachyderm to exploit his “different” qualities for fame and fortune. After trepidatiously indulging in a vat of booze, Dumbo awakens in a tall tree. Goaded by a group of jive-talking crows, Dumbo discovers that his outsized ears have given him the ability to fly. The musical score by Frank Churchill and Oliver Wallace won Oscars for them both.

This is one of those classic movies that is timeless.  I liked it as a child and my kids love it too. With the 70th Anniversary release, there are several new features:


· Deleted Scene – “The Mouse’s Tale

· Deleted Song – “Are You a Man or a Mouse?”

· Taking Flight: The Making of Dumbo – A journey back to the origins of the film as everybody’s favorite baby elephant takes wing.

· The Magic Of Dumbo: A Ride of Passage – Witness the excitement and magic of Disneyland’s most popular ride through the eyes of a child.

· Audio Commentary with Pete Docter, Paula Sigman and Andreas Deja

· Sound Design Excerpt from The Reluctant Dragon

· Original Walt Disney Television Introduction


Everything on the DVD plus:

· Cine-Explore

· Disney View

· “What Do You See?” Game

· “What Do You Know?” Game

· “Celebrating Dumbo” Featurette

· Animated Short: “The Flying Mouse”

· Animated Short: “Elmer Elephant”

Movie Download (Standard Definition & High Definition Versions):

· Deleted Scene – “The Mouse’s Tale”

· Deleted Song – “Are You a Man or a Mouse?”

· “Celebrating Dumbo” Featurette

Dumbo is one of those movies that need to be in your DVD collection!

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