Dumbo is the fourth full-length cartoon of the Walt Disney Company , based on the children's developmental book by Helen Aberson with illustrations by Harold Pearl.
|Cartoon type||Hand-drawn animation|
|Producer||Ben Sharpstein |
|Based||the story of Helen Eberson and Harold Pearl "Dumbo"|
|written by||Otto Inglander |
|Roles voiced||Edward brophy |
|Composer||Oliver Wallace |
|Studio||Walt disney pictures|
|Distributor||RKO Radio Pictures|
|Premiere||October 23, 1941|
|Budget||950 thousand dollars|
|Fees||1 600 000 dollars.|
This is the first Disney cartoon to be released on VHS (along with Alice in Wonderland ), the first in which the action takes place in reality and in the present tense, and the second cartoon in which the backs were painted using liquid watercolor.
At the same time, this is the last Disney cartoon that was released before the United States entered World War II.
A flock of storks delivers cubs to circus animals, which are transported by train from their "hibernation". Mrs. Jumbo, one of the elephants, gets her baby, who soon makes fun of the other elephants because of his large ears. They called him "Dumbo" (from the English. Dumb - stupid). Locking these elephants, Mrs. Jumbo hugs Dumbo to comfort.
Then a storm comes, and elephants should help set up circus tents, and then hold a parade around the city. However, Dumbo finds himself in a dirty puddle, and his mother has to wash it. Soon, a group of some boys began to torture Dumbo, because of which Mrs. Jumbo loses her temper and attacks one of them. Mrs. Jumbo's crazy elephant is locked in a cage. Now little Dumbo was left without parents. Other elephants avoid him and he is left alone. A mouse named Timothy Mouse, who feels sympathy for Dumbo, becomes determined to help him cheer up and appoints himself a mentor and protector of the elephant.
Secretly encouraged by Timothy, the circus director at one of the performances makes Dumbo the top of the elephant pyramid. However, the performance goes awry as Dumbo stumbles over his ears and misses the target, causing other elephants to be injured and ruin the entire pyramid. As a result, Dumbo turns into a clown, and other elephants who no longer consider him one of them. Clown elephant successfully plays a major role in the trick, where it should fall into the vat with the filling for the cake. Despite his newfound popularity and fame, Dumbo does not like this work and becomes even more miserable than ever.
To cheer Dumbo, Timothy takes him to visit his mother. On the way back, the elephant cries, and then begins to hiccup, so Timothy gives him a sip of water from a bucket, into which a bottle of champagne, knocked down by clowns, had accidentally fallen before. As a result, Dumbo and Timothy get drunk and see hallucinations in the form of pink elephants.
The next morning, they both wake up in a tree, from where they soon fall into the lake. The little mouse is surprised at how they climbed the tree, and concludes that Dumbo flew there, using his large ears as wings. With the help of the group, the raven Timothy makes Dumbo fly again, using a psychological trick with an alleged “magic feather” to increase his self-confidence.
Returning to the circus, Dumbo performs the same trick, which includes jumping from a tall building, but on the way down the elephant loses its “magic feather”. Timothy manages to tell him that the feather has never been magical and that he is still able to fly on his own. Dumbo emerges from the peak and flies around the whole circus, finally striking back to his tormentors, which is stunned by the stunned audience. After this performance, the flying elephant becomes a media sensation, and Timothy becomes his personal impresario and signs an extremely lucrative contract with Hollywood. Dumbo and Mrs. Jumbo, who was released from custody, receive a personal train on a circus train.
- Stage Director: Ben Sharpsteen
- Script writers: Joe Grant , Dick Humer
- Leader: Otto Inglander
- Director sequence: Norman Ferguson , Wilfred Jackson , Bill Roberts , Jack Kinney , Sam Armstrong
- Animation Directors: Vladimir Titla , Fred Moore , Ward Kimball , John Launsbury , Art Babbitt , Woolly Reutersman
- Development of the story: Bill Pete , Auri Battaglia , Joe Rinaldi , George Stallings , Webb Smith
- Character Design: Joe P. Miller , Martin Provenson , John Walbridge , James Bodrero , Maurice Noble , Elmer Plumer
- Music: Oliver Wallace , Frank Churchill
- Words: ned washington
- Orchestration: Edward Plumb
- Artists: Herb Ryman , Ken O'Connor , Terrell Stapp , Don Da Grady , Al Zinnen , Ernie Nordley , Dick Kelsey , Charles Paisant
- Backgrounds: Claude Coates , Al Dempster , John Nench , Gerald Nevius , Pai Lokrem , Joe Stanley
- Animation: Hugh Fraser , Harvey Thombs , Milt Neil , Hicks Lowe , Howard Swift , Don Towsley , Clark Forest , Cloud Smith , Bernie Wolf , Jack Campbell , Walt Kelly , Don Patterson , Sai Young , Ray Patterson , Grant Simmons , Josh Meador , Bill Shull , Art Palmer
Not indicated in credits.
- Academy Award
- 1942 - Best Movie Music
- Cannes Film Festival Prize
- 1947 - Best Animation
- Academy Award
- 1942 - Best song from the movie
- Baby mine
- The clown song
- Pink elephants on parade
- When I See an Elephant Fly
- Natalya Trikhleb, Lyubov Rudenko , Zinaida Andreeva, Olga Mugrycheva, Natalya Romashenko, Yanina Kostrichichkina - elephants
- Alexey Borzunov - circus director
- Sergey Chikhachev - Timothy mouse / episodes
- Alexander Voevodin - 1st Crow
- Nikita Prozorovsky - 2nd Crow / ticket dealers / reads a poem at the beginning of the film and inscriptions
- Alexey Ivashchenko - stork
- Yuri Mazikhin, Alexander Bykov, Valery Yaremenko , Alexey Kostrichkin - clown team and the other three crows
- Elena Galitskaya
- Elizaveta Koroleva
- Quatro group
The film was dubbed by Pythagoras Studios commissioned by Disney Character Voices International in 2005  .
- Dubbing Director - Marina Alexandrova
- Sound producer and music director - Pavel Emelyanov
- Translator - Artyom Osokin
- The author of the synchronous text is Daria Alexandrova
- Lyricist - Alexey Ivashchenko
- Creative Consultant - Maciej Eiman
- Captions and title read by Alexander Voevodin
In the USA and Canada, in the early 1980s, the cartoon was first released by Walt Disney Home Entertainment on Betamax and VHS video cassettes in the original NTSC format, as well as in the UK and other English-speaking regions in PAL. In 1985, the cartoon was released on Betamax and VHS by Walt Disney Home Video as a classic, re-released later in the late 1980s as Walt Disney Classics. In the USSR and Russia, they were distributed on video cassettes with the sound “Mono” in the translations of Alexei Mikhalev , Andrey Gavrilov and Vartan Dokhalov . In 1991, the 50th anniversary edition of this cartoon was released on VHS and LaserDisc. In 1994, the cartoon was released on VHS and LD in the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection .
In 2001, the 60th anniversary edition of this cartoon was released on VHS and DVD by Disney DVD distributor in Dolby Digital 1.0 and 5.1 sound system. In Russia, in 2002, the cartoon was also released on DVD with a polyphonic voice-over translation by the distributor of DVD Magic.
Dumbo appears in Kingdom Hearts as a summoned creature. When called, he hangs in the air, and the main character is on his back. At this time, the player receives invulnerability, but only until the magic points are exhausted. Also, Dumbo can rise and fall in flight. Dumbo has the ability to release a stream of water at enemies, thereby dousing them.
- Dumbo (film)
- Information about the Russian dubbing is compiled according to the data read out by the announcer during the initial credits.