Picture from Dumbo
Overall B

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.

Violence B
Sexual Content A-
Profanity A-
Substance Use C

Dumbo

The most recent home video release of this movie is September 20, 2011. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Dumbo: 70th Anniversary Edition

Release Date: 20 September 2011

Walt Disney’s Dumbo releases in a 70th Anniversary Edition on September 20, 2011. The Blu-ray-DVD Combo includes:

- Deleted scene: The Mouse’s Tale

- Deleted Song: Are You a Man or a Mouse?

- Taking Flight: The Making of Dumbo

- The Magic Of Dumbo: A Ride of Passage (Disneyland’s most popular ride)

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

- Sound Design Excerpt from The Reluctant Dragon

- Original Disney Television Introduction

Exclusive HD Content

- Cine-Explore

- Disney View

- Games: What Do You See? And What Do You Know?

- Featurette: Celebrating Dumbo

- Animated Shorts: The Flying Mouse and Elmer Elephant

DVD Notes: Dumbo: Big Top Edition

Release Date: June 6, 2006

With more attractions than a three-ring circus, Walt Disney’s Dumbo comes to DVD in a Big Top Edition. Film buffs will appreciate the commentary provided by animation historian John Canemaker, and the featurette Celebrating Dumbo hosted by Roy E. Disney and Don Hahn (a couple of terms of deity are used as expletives during the interviews). Archival offerings include

Walt Disney’s original introduction to the TV premiere of the movie, as well as an art gallery. For younger fans, there is a My First Circus game, a DVD storybook (Dumbo’s Big Discovery), two bonus shorts (Elmer Elephant and The Flying Mouse), and some sing along songs (Look Out for Mr. Stork and Casey Junior). My favorite extra is the touching music video of Baby Mine, performed by Kassie DePaiva with Jim Brickman tickling the ivories. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French and Spanish, with subtitles in English.

Related home video titles:

In Disney’s Tarzan another mother protects a misfit child by taking him into her care and promising (in another tear-inducing song), “You’ll Be In My Heart.” A bad night’s sleep during a thunderstorm creates some scary nightmares (similar to the pink elephants) for a honey-loving bear in The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh.