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Dumbo

Teased, ridiculed and separated from his overly-protective mother because the other circus animals and performers don't like his big ears, Dumbo the baby elephant tries to find a way to rise above his enormous handicap. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: B
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 64
Theater Release: 31 Mar 1942
Video Release: 20 Sep 2011
MPAA Rating: G
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Why Is Dumbo Rated G?


The movie focuses on the plight of a little elephant with big ears. After being teased and ridiculed by other circus animals and performers, as well as some spectators, his mother attacks the crowd, injuring workers (implied but not shown) and destroying property. Similar consequences occur when a circus act goes wrong. Another act, played for laughs, involves putting the elephant in a burning building while the clowns attempt to rescue him. Some characters are shown undressing in silhouette. The pain of the mother/son separation is poignantly portrayed. Accidental alcohol consumption results in drunkenness and hallucinations of pink elephants. A character smokes a cigar.

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