History WMG / Dumbo

17th Jul '15 4:39:19 PM luiz4200
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[[WMG: Dumbo's life will be put in danger by someone trying to pull an InsuranceScam.]]

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[[WMG: Dumbo's life will be put in danger by someone trying to pull an InsuranceScam.InsuranceFraud.]]
17th Jul '15 4:37:19 PM luiz4200
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There's really nothing in the film to support this except a case of FridgeBrilliance; imagine you're a funny-looking kid with big ears, and all your friends tease you about it -- not exactly a case of AllOfTheOtherReindeer, as they still hang out with you, but they never miss a chance to take a shot at you for it. Your ears [[MemeticMutation reach "meme" status among your peers]], and they make a running gag out of teasing you for your big ears. Then, you have the good fortune of seeing an elephant with HUGE ears. You immediately pick up on a chance to divert attention from you, and you point out the ears of the elephant. Some of the insults he uses might even be some that he heard from his friends. Now, whenever the other kids say "you have big ears", you can say "at least they're not as big as that one elephant's". The joke loses its humor, and dies out, and you're free of ridicule.

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There's really nothing in the film to support this except a case of FridgeBrilliance; imagine you're a funny-looking kid with big ears, and all your friends tease you about it -- not exactly a case of AllOfTheOtherReindeer, as they still hang out with you, but they never miss a chance to take a shot at you for it. Your ears [[MemeticMutation reach "meme" status among your peers]], and they make a running gag out of teasing you for your big ears. Then, you have the good fortune of seeing an elephant with HUGE ears. You immediately pick up on a chance to divert attention from you, and you point out the ears of the elephant. Some of the insults he uses might even be some that he heard from his friends. Now, whenever the other kids say "you have big ears", you can say "at least they're not as big as that one elephant's". The joke loses its humor, and dies out, and you're free of ridicule.
ridicule. At least until someone decides to ask if you can fly as well.


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[[WMG: Dumbo's life will be put in danger by someone trying to pull an InsuranceScam.]]
After Dumbo becomes famous, one of the newspaper headlines featured in the movie states that his ears now have a million-dollar insurance. It's just a matter of time until someone decides that a million dollars is worth more than a flying elephant.

[[WMG: Dumbo's real father is {{Superman}}.]]
[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10697616/1/It-Can-Fly Or so this fanfic's]] author seems to believe. To quote the author, "If freakishly large ears were what granted you the ability to fly, every rabbit would be a helicopter. Other forces are obviously behind little Dumbo's ability to fly."
28th Apr '15 3:22:59 PM nombretomado
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The original stork that was supposed to deliver Dumbo to the circus drank on the job one too many times and lost the elephant. When catching up to the rest of the flying V of storks, it got in trouble for losing the baby (and replacing it with BugsBunny), Long story short, the original stork was fired and a newbie stork was tasked to deliver a baby elephant to a moving train.

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The original stork that was supposed to deliver Dumbo to the circus drank on the job one too many times and lost the elephant. When catching up to the rest of the flying V of storks, it got in trouble for losing the baby (and replacing it with BugsBunny), WesternAnimation/BugsBunny), Long story short, the original stork was fired and a newbie stork was tasked to deliver a baby elephant to a moving train.
3rd Jan '15 3:30:34 PM Stromatolite
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[[WMG: The Storks are a part of an adoption service.]]
Animals can still reproduce normally, but the ones in the circus are prohibited from doing so. The Storks, then, allow them to have babies anyway by bringing them babies to adopt.
8th Oct '14 10:02:21 PM BlackbirdMizu
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* And they're even larger than normal African elephant ears because he's a hybrid. Some hybrid animals have features that don't appear in either parent. Ligers, for instance, are much bigger than lions or tigers because of some weird gene stuff.


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[[WMG: Dumbo isn't really Mrs. Jumbo's son.]]
The stork made a mistake.
15th Apr '14 6:53:37 AM Elan
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** The water ''did'' turn a greenish color, which would fit. And while it's since been debunked, many have claimed over the years that absinthe causes hallucinations.

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** The water ''did'' turn a greenish color, which would fit. And while it's since been debunked, many have claimed over the years that absinthe causes hallucinations. Absinthe isn't fizzy, though, and the bottle looks much more like a champagne bottle.
15th Apr '14 6:52:29 AM Elan
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** The water ''did'' turn a greenish color, which would fit.

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** The water ''did'' turn a greenish color, which would fit. And while it's since been debunked, many have claimed over the years that absinthe causes hallucinations.
15th Apr '14 6:49:43 AM Elan
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** The water ''did'' turn a greenish color, which would fit.
15th Jan '14 6:54:33 PM Sterok
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[[WMG: The Pink Elephants were [[MadokaMagica Witches]], and that was a barrier Dumbo and Timothy stumbled into.]]

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[[WMG: The Pink Elephants were [[MadokaMagica [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Witches]], and that was a barrier Dumbo and Timothy stumbled into.]]
11th Jan '14 3:58:40 PM Sjogre
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[[WMG: The Elephants really are made of rubber.]]
One of the clowns makes this claim. It would certainly explain how the elephants manage to pull off all the stunts that they do.
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