History Disney / Dumbo

24th Apr '17 3:07:42 PM Xtifr
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* PinkElephants: Featured in the most famous part of the film. And no, this film is not the {{Trope Namer|s}}--the phrase existed long before this film was conceived. This film just made a VisualPun out of it.

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%% * PinkElephants: Featured in the most famous part of the film. And no, this film is not the {{Trope Namer|s}}--the phrase existed long before this film was conceived. This film just made a VisualPun out of it.
11th Apr '17 1:44:10 PM Malady
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* OneWordTitle: Also a ProtagonistTitle.
31st Mar '17 5:52:25 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Dumbo is not the only famous story about [[WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer a baby animal who is originally ridiculed by everyone for his deformity, but is then accepted and loved once it turns out to have a good use]]. Nor is it the only one animated by Disney - see also the later LambertTheSheepishLion, which reused some of the themes of Dumbo (not to mention the DeliveryStork).
** The [[BigShadowLittleCreature shadow Timothy casts]] when going to the ringmaster is a reference to Nosferatu. Disney screened the film in-studio for his animators.
** Timothy's remark about how "lots of people with big ears are famous" is believed by some film historians to have been a reference to ClarkGable.
** The song "When I See an Elephant Fly" includes a reference to "a fireside chat". This was a shout-out to President Roosevelt, as "fireside chat" was the term used for Roosevelt's occasional radio addresses to the American public during his presidency (1933-45).

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** Dumbo is not the only famous story about [[WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer a baby animal who is originally ridiculed by everyone for his deformity, but is then accepted and loved once it turns out to have a good use]]. Nor is it the only one animated by Disney - see also the later LambertTheSheepishLion, Disney/LambertTheSheepishLion, which reused some of the themes of Dumbo (not to mention the DeliveryStork).
** The [[BigShadowLittleCreature shadow Timothy casts]] when going to the ringmaster is a reference to Nosferatu.Film/{{Nosferatu}}. Disney screened the film in-studio for his animators.
** Timothy's remark about how "lots of people with big ears are famous" is believed by some film historians to have been a reference to ClarkGable.
Creator/ClarkGable.
** The song "When I See an Elephant Fly" includes a reference to "a fireside chat". This was a shout-out to [[UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt President Roosevelt, Roosevelt]], as "fireside chat" was the term used for Roosevelt's occasional radio addresses to the American public during his presidency (1933-45).
7th Feb '17 9:37:20 AM kquinn0830
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* NoNameGiven: Timothy's name is never actually said during the film. Instead, it appears as a FreezeFrameBonus in the photograph of him signing Dumbo's Hollywood contract at the end of the film.
22nd Jan '17 6:48:46 PM MHarrington
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* NoAntagonist: A rare instance of a Disney movie that has no villain. Instead, it's about an elephant who's trying to [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer find acceptance within his own circus]].

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* NoAntagonist: A rare instance of a Disney movie that has no villain.villains, per se (at best, the Ringmaster is an AntiVillain). Instead, it's about an elephant who's trying to [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer find acceptance within his own circus]].



* PapaWolf: [[{{Dissimile}} While he may not be a papa, or a wolf]] ([[CaptainObvious since he's a mouse]]), Timothy sticks up for Dumbo by scaring the elephants tormenting him and yelling at the crows for constantly laughing at him...thus making the latter [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold nicer]].

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* PapaWolf: [[{{Dissimile}} While he may not be a papa, or a wolf]] ([[CaptainObvious since he's a mouse]]), Timothy sticks up for Dumbo by scaring the elephants tormenting him (related to PickOnSomeoneYourOwnSize below) and yelling at the crows for constantly laughing at him...thus making the latter [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold nicer]].nicer]].
* PickOnSomeoneYourOwnSize: Inverted: as Timothy scares the elephants for tormenting Dumbo, he tells them, "So you like to pick on little guys, huh? Well, why don't you pick on ''me''?"
14th Jan '17 8:01:04 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* HaveAGayOldTime: "And now comes the climax!!!" The Ringmaster says this while undressing, too. "Climax" is still used to refer to the most exciting part of an entertainment today, though.

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* HaveAGayOldTime: "And now comes the climax!!!" The Ringmaster says this while undressing, too. "Climax" is still used to refer to [[TheClimax the most exciting part of an entertainment today, though.though]].



* HateSink: This movie is called NoAntagonist for a reason, as even the elephant bullies occasionally has a point in being angry at Dumbo (especially when he screwed up their climax and wounds them greatly). But ''good luck'' finding fans of that one kid that bullied Dumbo and incited the wrath of Mrs. Jumbo, triggering a chain of events of Dumbo's misery. Most people use him as a prime example of the show's KidsAreCruel and HumansAreTheRealMonsters.

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* HateSink: This movie is called NoAntagonist for a reason, as even the elephant bullies occasionally has have a point in being angry at Dumbo (especially when he screwed screws up their climax and wounds them greatly). But ''good luck'' finding fans of that one kid that bullied Dumbo and incited the wrath of Mrs. Jumbo, triggering a chain of events of Dumbo's misery. Most people use him as a prime example of the show's KidsAreCruel and HumansAreTheRealMonsters.



* HypocriticalHumor: A big-eared kid picks on Dumbo for having big ears.

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* HypocriticalHumor: HypocriticalHumor:
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A big-eared kid picks on Dumbo for having big ears.



* MeanCharacterNiceActor: InUniverse with one of the circus gorillas; see KillerGorilla above.



* [[TheMountainsOfIllinois The Mountains of Florida]]: The movie depicts Florida as having mountains. In RealLife, Florida is one of the US states that doesn't have mountains.

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* [[TheMountainsOfIllinois The Mountains of Florida]]: The TheMountainsOfIllinois: Or Florida in this case, as the movie depicts Florida as having mountains. In RealLife, Florida is one of the US states that doesn't have mountains.



* MysteriousMiddleInitial: We never learn what the Q in Timothy's name stands for.

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* MysteriousMiddleInitial: We never learn what the Q "Q." in Timothy's name stands for.



* OffModel: The "Pyramid of Pachyderms" sequence can't seem to make up its mind how many elephants were in the room to begin with.

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* OffModel: OffModel:
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The "Pyramid of Pachyderms" sequence can't seem to make up its mind how many elephants were in the room to begin with.



** Timothy, when the booze REALLY starts to kick in and the infamous pink elephants make their appearance.

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** Timothy, when the booze REALLY ''really'' starts to kick in and the infamous pink elephants make their appearance.



* PapaWolf: While he may not be a dad, and he may not be a wolf ([[CaptainObvious since he's a mouse]]), Timothy sticks up for Dumbo by scaring the elephants tormenting him and yelling at the crows for constantly laughing at him...thus making the latter [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold nicer]].
* PinkElephants: Featured in the most famous part of the film. And no, this film is not the {{Trope Namer|s}}--the phrase existed long before this film was conceived.

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* PapaWolf: [[{{Dissimile}} While he may not be a dad, and he may not be papa, or a wolf wolf]] ([[CaptainObvious since he's a mouse]]), Timothy sticks up for Dumbo by scaring the elephants tormenting him and yelling at the crows for constantly laughing at him...thus making the latter [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold nicer]].
* PinkElephants: Featured in the most famous part of the film. And no, this film is not the {{Trope Namer|s}}--the phrase existed long before this film was conceived. This film just made a VisualPun out of it.



* {{Revenge}}: When the elephants blame all the trouble in the circus on Dumbo (even having the nerve to say that it was his fault his mother was in a separate cage), Timothy the mouse, although he just met Dumbo, decides to scare them to help him out.

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* {{Revenge}}: {{Revenge}}:
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When the elephants blame all the trouble in the circus on Dumbo (even having the nerve to say that it was his fault his mother was in a separate cage), Timothy the mouse, although he just met Dumbo, decides to scare them to help him out.



** Dumbo is not the only famous story about [[RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer a baby animal who is originally ridiculed by everyone for his deformity, but is then accepted and loved once it turns out to have a good use.]] Nor is it the only one animated by Disney - see also the later LambertTheSheepishLion, which reused some of the themes of Dumbo (not to mention the DeliveryStork).

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** Dumbo is not the only famous story about [[RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer [[WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer a baby animal who is originally ridiculed by everyone for his deformity, but is then accepted and loved once it turns out to have a good use.]] use]]. Nor is it the only one animated by Disney - see also the later LambertTheSheepishLion, which reused some of the themes of Dumbo (not to mention the DeliveryStork).
13th Jan '17 11:35:55 PM TroperNo9001
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* AbsurdAltitude

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* AbsurdAltitudeAbsurdAltitude: The Delivery Stork looks down from the clouds and sees the southern United States, with all the states clearly labeled and colored.



** Ms. Jumbo has a moment of this during the "Roustabouts" sequence, when her eyes inexplicably became BlackBeadEyes.

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** Ms.Mrs. Jumbo has a moment of this during the "Roustabouts" sequence, when her eyes inexplicably became BlackBeadEyes.
13th Jan '17 11:31:12 PM TroperNo9001
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* HumanLadder

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* HumanLadder HumanLadder: The Pyramid of Pachyderms.
13th Jan '17 10:48:22 PM TroperNo9001
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* BigShadowLittleCreature

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* BigShadowLittleCreature BigShadowLittleCreature: Happens when Timothy sneaks up to the Ringmaster to explain his plan.
13th Jan '17 10:48:22 PM TroperNo9001
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