Maybe joining the circus isn't the dream we all thought it would be. Disney Studios was facing severe money problems after Pinocchio and Fantasia failed to make money, so they rushed to get Dumbo into theaters and it shows. It's a lean and fast story with a lot of weird choices. We cover catty elephants, why Mr. Stork is the real villain, and the difference between a pyramid of pachyderms and a skinny rhombus. We also learn my conspiracy theory on Jumbo Jr.'s origins.
If you're here to find out what we have to say about the crows, we are going to deal with that in the next episode on March 22nd, 2023. Subscribe so you don't miss it!
Smithsonian's National Zoo: Asian Elephants
Smithsonian's National Zoo: How Do You Encourage Elephants to Build Positive Relationships?
The Mysterious Dumbo Roll-A-Book
Wikipedia: Disney Animator's Strike
- Vintage Photo: A Pyramid of Elephants
- Dumbo - Little Golden Book
- Disney Baby Lullaby CD
- Disney Lullaby Spotify Playlist
- The Disney Revolt: The Great Labor War of Animation's Golden Age by Jake S. Friedman
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