History YMMV / Dumbo

24th Jul '17 7:43:59 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* NeverLiveItDown: The debate over the allegedly racist portrayal of the Crows has remained a major sticking point in an otherwise fondly-regarded movie.
31st May '17 6:27:42 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* AwesomeMusic: "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A276_8XeLgE Baby Mine]]". All the other songs count as well, but that's due to [[EarWorm catchiness]] instead of {{tear jerk|er}}iness.



* EarWorm: "Pink Elephants on Parade."
** Also, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-gfu2LmDso When I See an Elephant Fly]]."
** For every RailEnthusiast and {{Trainspotter}} out there, you have "Casey Junior."
** "Baby Mine" isn't necessarily catchy, but it's certainly [[TearJerker memorable]].
** "The Song of the Roustabouts."

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* EarWorm: "Pink EarWorm:
** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcZUPDMXzJ8 Pink
Elephants on Parade."
Parade]]"
** Also, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-gfu2LmDso When I See an Elephant Fly]]."
** For every RailEnthusiast and {{Trainspotter}} out there, you have "Casey Junior."
"[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM9B3mY3JfA Casey Jr.]]" For added awesome, there's [[https://youtu.be/LeFxzcy79Ac?t=14m37s the version]] from ''WesternAnimation/DisneySingAlongSongs'', which sings it twice with the second round accompanied by train footage from other Disney shorts.
** "Baby Mine" isn't necessarily catchy, but it's certainly [[TearJerker memorable]].
** "The
"[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P75mur1xF7U The Song of the Roustabouts."Roustabouts]]"
** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dODSHuvuoTM Look Out for Mr. Stork...]]"
24th May '17 9:44:31 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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** "Song of the Roustabouts" portrays black laborers putting up the circus tent. But the lyrics "We're happy-hearted roustabouts", given the downbeat tone of the song, is appropriately passive-aggressive and invites sympathy from the viewer.
3rd Apr '17 7:01:08 PM Hedging
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* AdaptationDisplacement: Though it's not entirely Disney's fault. The movie was based on an extremely obscure and unnoticed children's book that was only in print very briefly, which Walt just happened to stumble upon at a bookstore and cost him only a couple bucks. In fact, if Disney ''hadn't'' made an adaptation of it, chances are Dumbo probably would have been almost completely unheard of today.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: Though it's not entirely Disney's fault. The movie was based on an extremely obscure and unnoticed children's book that was only in print for a very briefly, brief time, which Walt just happened to stumble upon at a bookstore and cost him only a couple bucks. In fact, if Disney ''hadn't'' made an adaptation of it, chances are Dumbo probably would have been almost completely unheard of today.
23rd Mar '17 7:03:20 PM Segal991
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: The Crows.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: EnsembleDarkhorse:
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The Crows.Crows.
** The pink elephants.
6th Mar '17 8:32:26 PM Pallo
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* CreepyAwesome: The Pink Elephants on Parade.
18th Feb '17 9:17:19 PM FateStayWho
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* WhatAnIdiot: Really? The bratty kid with the big ears sees Mrs. Jumbo hiding her son, and he decides to go past the rope and tug on his ears. Something like that would have gotten him killed in real life.
25th Aug '16 6:17:31 PM NWolfman
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** When asked about it, Floyd Norman, one of Disney's first Black animators, defended the characters as saying that they were never conceived as flat racist stereotypes so much as popular Black entertainers from the era, and that he personally never saw them as offensive.

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** When asked about it, Floyd Norman, one of Disney's first Black animators, defended the characters as saying that they were never conceived as flat racist stereotypes so much as a spoof on popular Black entertainers from the era, and that he personally never saw them as offensive.
15th Aug '16 7:25:39 PM luisedgarf
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* FairForItsDay: Consider that the crows are among the limited number of characters who are half-decent to Dumbo, and prove to easily be the most clever creatures in the movie.

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* FairForItsDay: Consider that the crows are among the limited number of characters who are half-decent to Dumbo, and prove to easily be the most clever creatures in the movie. For obvious reasons, this is subverted in foreign translations, due to the fact the [[LostInTranslation visual pun is lost for non-English speaking audiences]].
13th Jul '16 9:02:32 PM Anddrix
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* BaseBreaker: The Crows. Many modern viewers feel that they are a racist, stereotypical portrayal of African Americans (the fact that the leader is named Jim Crow does not help). Others point out that they are the only characters aside from Timothy who are sympathetic to Dumbo and help him and are portrayed as being very clever, a trait not shown in stereotypical African American characters.

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* BaseBreaker: BaseBreakingCharacter: The Crows. Many modern viewers feel that they are a racist, stereotypical portrayal of African Americans (the fact that the leader is named Jim Crow does not help). Others point out that they are the only characters aside from Timothy who are sympathetic to Dumbo and help him and are portrayed as being very clever, a trait not shown in stereotypical African American characters.
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