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* OvershadowedByControversy: A ''very'' downplayed example on this blatantly iconic Disney film, but in later years, the film became infamous for its portrayal of the crows, and at one point when Disney+ was in development it was rumored that their scenes would be removed from the Disney+ print or that the film would be banned from the service altogether--and given the importance of the crows to the plot, the latter would've been the more plausible option, especially given that their scenes were already removed from recent book adaptations of the original film (which were released in light of the 2019 remake). Thankfully, the film did end up being presented uncensored after all, albeit with a content warning in its description regarding "outdated cultural depictions".


** Mr. Stork is also easily one of the most iconic characters from the film for redefining [[DeliveryStork the popular trope it literally fits in]], leading him to reappear in ''Disney/LambertTheSheepishLion'' among other media.

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** Mr. Stork is also easily one of the most iconic characters from the film for redefining [[DeliveryStork the popular trope it literally fits in]], leading him to reappear in ''Disney/LambertTheSheepishLion'' ''WesternAnimation/LambertTheSheepishLion'' among other media.



** At one point, one of the circus gorillas roars like {{Disney/Tarzan}}.

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** At one point, one of the circus gorillas roars like {{Disney/Tarzan}}.{{WesternAnimation/Tarzan}}.



** The Matriarch elephant's voice (Verna Felton) is more recognizable for iconic Disney characters like the [[Disney/AliceInWonderland Queen of Hearts]], [[{{Disney/Cinderella}} Fairy Godmother]], and of course [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Flora the Good Fairy]].
** As noted above, Sterling Holloway is in a small role as Mr. Stork before more famous roles such as the [[Disney/AliceInWonderland Cheshire Cat]], [[Disney/TheJungleBook Kaa]], and especially [[Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh Winnie the Pooh]].

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** The Matriarch elephant's voice (Verna Felton) is more recognizable for iconic Disney characters like the [[Disney/AliceInWonderland Queen of Hearts]], [[{{Disney/Cinderella}} [[{{WesternAnimation/Cinderella}} Fairy Godmother]], and of course [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Flora the Good Fairy]].
** As noted above, Sterling Holloway is in a small role as Mr. Stork before more famous roles such as the [[Disney/AliceInWonderland Cheshire Cat]], [[Disney/TheJungleBook Kaa]], and especially [[Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh [[WesternAnimation/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh Winnie the Pooh]].


** The Matriarch elephant's voice (Verna Felton) is more recognizable for iconic Disney characters like [[Disney/AliceInWonderland the Queen of Hearts]], [[{{Disney/Cinderella}} the Fairy Godmother]] and of course [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Flora the good fairy]].
** As noted above, Sterling Holloway is in a small role as the Stork before his more famous later roles such as [[Disney/AliceInWonderland the Cheshire Cat]], [[Disney/TheJungleBook Kaa]] and especially [[Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh Winnie the Pooh]].

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** The Matriarch elephant's voice (Verna Felton) is more recognizable for iconic Disney characters like the [[Disney/AliceInWonderland the Queen of Hearts]], [[{{Disney/Cinderella}} the Fairy Godmother]] Godmother]], and of course [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Flora the good fairy]].
Good Fairy]].
** As noted above, Sterling Holloway is in a small role as the Mr. Stork before his more famous later roles such as the [[Disney/AliceInWonderland the Cheshire Cat]], [[Disney/TheJungleBook Kaa]] Kaa]], and especially [[Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh Winnie the Pooh]].


* EthnicScrappy: The crows, whom the protagonist meets after his infamous BigLippedAlligatorMoment nightmare. Though [[SpaceJews stereotypically "black"]] and led by a [[UnfortunateImplications crow named Jim]], they're glad to take a fellow outcast under their wing and help him to get back at his oppressors. With the exception of Cliff Edwards, the voice actors were also black singers, the Hall Johnson Choir. All of them did a fantastic job on their song. 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.

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* %%* EthnicScrappy: The crows, whom the protagonist meets after his infamous BigLippedAlligatorMoment nightmare. Though [[SpaceJews stereotypically "black"]] and led by a [[UnfortunateImplications crow named Jim]], they're glad to take a fellow outcast under their wing and help him to get back at his oppressors. With the exception of Cliff Edwards, the voice actors were also black singers, the Hall Johnson Choir. All of them did a fantastic job on their song. 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.crows.



** Consider that the crows are among the limited number of characters who are at least 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]]. We like them and more importantly are ''encouraged'' to like them.

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** Consider that the crows are among the limited number of characters who are at least 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 Though [[SpaceJews stereotypically "black"]] and led by a [[UnfortunateImplications crow named Jim]], they're glad to take a fellow outcast under their wing and help him to get back at his oppressors. With the fact exception of Cliff Edwards, the [[LostInTranslation visual pun is lost for non-English speaking audiences]].voice actors were also black singers, the Hall Johnson Choir. All of them did a fantastic job on their song. 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. We like them and more importantly are ''encouraged'' to like them.

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** Verna Felton’s Disney debut, she played the role of an elephant, exactly the same case for her [[Disney/TheJungleBook final role]] [[BookEnds before her death]].


** "[[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.

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** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A276_8XeLgE Baby Mine]]". All the other songs count as well, but that's due to [[EarWorm catchiness]] catchiness instead of {{tear jerk|er}}iness.


** Mr. Stork is also easily one of the most iconic characters from the film for redefining [[DeliveryStork the popular trope it literally fits in]], leading him to reappear in ''Disney/LambertTheSheepishLion''.

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** Mr. Stork is also easily one of the most iconic characters from the film for redefining [[DeliveryStork the popular trope it literally fits in]], leading him to reappear in ''Disney/LambertTheSheepishLion''.''Disney/LambertTheSheepishLion'' among other media.


* OvershadowedByControversy: A ''very'' downplayed example on this blatantly iconic Disney film, but in later years, the film became infamous for its portrayal of the crows, and at one point when Disney+ was in development it was rumored that their scenes would be removed from the Disney+ print or that the film would be banned from the service altogether--and given the importance of the crows to the plot, the latter would've been the more plausible option, especially given that their scenes were already removed from recent book adaptations of the original film (which were released in light of the 2019 remake). Thankfully, from early reports of this print it looks like the film will be presented uncensored after all, but whether it will include a disclaimer is still out in the open.

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* OvershadowedByControversy: A ''very'' downplayed example on this blatantly iconic Disney film, but in later years, the film became infamous for its portrayal of the crows, and at one point when Disney+ was in development it was rumored that their scenes would be removed from the Disney+ print or that the film would be banned from the service altogether--and given the importance of the crows to the plot, the latter would've been the more plausible option, especially given that their scenes were already removed from recent book adaptations of the original film (which were released in light of the 2019 remake). Thankfully, from early reports of this print it looks like the film will be did end up being presented uncensored after all, but whether it will include albeit with a disclaimer is still out content warning in the open.its description regarding "outdated cultural depictions".


** [[CoolTrain Casey Junior]]. Doubles as AscendedExtra; despite appearing in about four scenes throughout the entire film, he has a memorable theme song (which is among the most viewed ''Dumbo''-related videos on Youtube, even more than “Baby Mine” and “Pink Elephants on Parade”), got [[OriginsEpisode a book based on how he was purchased by the circus]] (aptly titled ''The Story of Casey Jr.'' by Walt Disney), and got a place in Disneyland as one of the original attractions, making him one of the most iconic characters maybe not just from ''Dumbo'', but between the Golden and Silver Ages of the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon in general, and that’s saying a lot, especially for a FlatCharacter like him.

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** [[CoolTrain Casey Junior]]. Doubles as AscendedExtra; despite appearing in about four scenes throughout the entire whole film, he has a memorable theme song (which is among the most viewed ''Dumbo''-related videos on Youtube, even more than “Baby Mine” and “Pink Elephants on Parade”), got [[OriginsEpisode a book based on how he was purchased by the circus]] (aptly titled ''The Story of Casey Jr.'' by Walt Disney), and got a place in Disneyland as one of the original attractions, making him one of the most iconic characters maybe not just from ''Dumbo'', but between the Golden and Silver Ages of the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon in general, and that’s saying a lot, especially for a FlatCharacter like him.


** Mr. Stork is also easily one of the most iconic characters from the film for redefining [[DeliveryStork the popular trope it literally fits in]], leading him to reappear in Disney/LambertTheSheepishLion.

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** Mr. Stork is also easily one of the most iconic characters from the film for redefining [[DeliveryStork the popular trope it literally fits in]], leading him to reappear in Disney/LambertTheSheepishLion.''Disney/LambertTheSheepishLion''.


* EnsembleDarkhorse: [[CoolTrain Casey Junior]]. Doubles as AscendedExtra; despite appearing in about four scenes throughout the entire film, he has a memorable theme song (which is among the most viewed ''Dumbo''-related videos on Youtube, even more than “Baby Mine” and “Pink Elephants on Parade”), got [[OriginsEpisode a book based on how he was purchased by the circus]] (aptly titled ''The Story of Casey Jr.'' by Walt Disney), and got a place in Disneyland as one of the original attractions, making him one of the most iconic characters maybe not just from ''Dumbo'', but between the Golden and Silver Ages of the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon in general, and that’s saying ''a lot'', especially for a FlatCharacter like him.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: EnsembleDarkhorse:
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[[CoolTrain Casey Junior]]. Doubles as AscendedExtra; despite appearing in about four scenes throughout the entire film, he has a memorable theme song (which is among the most viewed ''Dumbo''-related videos on Youtube, even more than “Baby Mine” and “Pink Elephants on Parade”), got [[OriginsEpisode a book based on how he was purchased by the circus]] (aptly titled ''The Story of Casey Jr.'' by Walt Disney), and got a place in Disneyland as one of the original attractions, making him one of the most iconic characters maybe not just from ''Dumbo'', but between the Golden and Silver Ages of the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon in general, and that’s saying ''a lot'', a lot, especially for a FlatCharacter like him.him.
** Mr. Stork is also easily one of the most iconic characters from the film for redefining [[DeliveryStork the popular trope it literally fits in]], leading him to reappear in Disney/LambertTheSheepishLion.



* UncannyValley: Intentionally invoked with the disturbingly realistic Horus/[[TheIlluminati Illuminati]]-like eye that appears during the “Pink Elephants on Parade” segment when the belly dancing elephant dissolves, making this an ironic, nearly-full inverting of the film’s cartoony style compared to most Disney animated features.

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* UncannyValley: Intentionally invoked with the disturbingly realistic Horus/[[TheIlluminati Illuminati]]-like eye that appears during the “Pink Elephants on Parade” segment when the belly dancing elephant dissolves, making this an ironic, nearly-full inverting of the film’s cartoony style compared to most Disney animated features. Made especially jarring when comparing this to anything else in the film.


* BaseBreakingCharacter: The Crows. Some viewers claim that they are a racist portrayal of African Americans and that they are portrayed as unemployed layabouts. Others point out that while dressed stereotypically so that the audience knows they are 'black', they are the sole characters aside from Timothy who are sympathetic to Dumbo and readily help him. They additionally point out that it is ''Timothy'' they initially mock for ''his'' ridiculous idea of an elephant flying, ergo standing up to his 'authority'. They are also portrayed as being very clever, a trait not previously shown in stereotypical African American characters. Jim Crow, leader of the crows, is never named on screen and it was just a pun around the studio, this being a nickname for a black man.

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* BaseBreakingCharacter: The Crows.crows. Some viewers claim that they are a racist portrayal of African Americans and that they are portrayed as unemployed layabouts. Others point out that while dressed stereotypically so that the audience knows they are 'black', they are the sole characters aside from Timothy who are sympathetic to Dumbo and readily help him. They additionally point out that it is ''Timothy'' they initially mock for ''his'' ridiculous idea of an elephant flying, ergo standing up to his 'authority'. They are also portrayed as being very clever, a trait not previously shown in stereotypical African American characters. Jim Crow, leader of the crows, is never named on screen and it was just a pun around the studio, this being a nickname for a black man.



* EnsembleDarkhorse: [[CoolTrain Casey Junior]]. Overlaps with AscendedExtra; despite appearing in about four scenes throughout the entire film, he has a memorable theme song (which is among the most viewed ''Dumbo''-related videos on Youtube, even more than “Baby Mine” and “Pink Elephants on Parade”), got both a [[OriginsEpisode book based on how he was purchased by the circus]] (aptly titled ''The Story of Casey Jr.'' by Walt Disney) and a place in Disneyland as one of the original attractions, and has been referenced pretty often in other media, making him one of the most iconic characters maybe not just from ''Dumbo'', but between the Golden and Silver Ages of the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon in general, and that’s saying ''a lot'', especially for a FlatCharacter like him.
** Overlapping with GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff, this is also true for the crows in Latin America thanks to {{Woolseyism}}.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: [[CoolTrain Casey Junior]]. Overlaps with Doubles as AscendedExtra; despite appearing in about four scenes throughout the entire film, he has a memorable theme song (which is among the most viewed ''Dumbo''-related videos on Youtube, even more than “Baby Mine” and “Pink Elephants on Parade”), got both a [[OriginsEpisode a book based on how he was purchased by the circus]] (aptly titled ''The Story of Casey Jr.'' by Walt Disney) Disney), and got a place in Disneyland as one of the original attractions, and has been referenced pretty often in other media, making him one of the most iconic characters maybe not just from ''Dumbo'', but between the Golden and Silver Ages of the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon in general, and that’s saying ''a lot'', especially for a FlatCharacter like him.
** Overlapping with GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff, this is also true for the The crows [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff in Latin America America]], thanks to {{Woolseyism}}.



** Dumbo is openly mocked and given a horrifically insulting nickname from mean lady elephants about four minutes after being born, gets the same treatment from some bratty kids, his mother gets sent '''to jail''' for justifiably attacking said kids (not to mention how much worse the attack from a fully grown elephant could have been), he gets relegated to clown duty after getting stage fright on his first big act (which the other elephants denounce him for), and becomes accidentally drunk. He only has one friend in Timothy Mouse to help him get through this, and said friend can't make everything better. When does all this happen? Over the expanse of probably about a week, starting from ''the day he's born.'' Dumbo just may be Disney's biggest woobie '''ever''', and you know that's saying '''more than enough'''.

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** Dumbo is openly mocked and given a horrifically insulting nickname from mean lady elephants about four minutes after being born, gets the same treatment from some bratty kids, his mother gets sent '''to jail''' for justifiably attacking said kids (not to mention how much worse the attack from a fully grown elephant could have been), he gets relegated to clown duty after getting stage fright on his first big act (which the other elephants denounce him for), and becomes accidentally drunk. He only has one friend in Timothy Mouse to help him get through this, and said friend can't make everything better. When does all this happen? Over the expanse of probably about a week, starting from ''the day he's born.'' Dumbo just may be Disney's biggest woobie '''ever''', and you know that's saying '''more than enough'''.'''enough'''.



** A far more minor and mundane example compared to the above are the roustabouts, judging the lyrics from their song.

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** A far more minor and mundane example compared to the above examples are the roustabouts, judging the lyrics from their song.


* NeverLiveItDown: The debate over the allegedly racist portrayal of the crows has remained a major sticking point in an otherwise fondly-regarded movie. People most commonly complain about the lead crow being named Jim, despite this name never appearing onscreen and [[AllThereInTheScript only appearing in production notes]].

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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. People most commonly complain about the lead crow being named Jim, despite this name never appearing onscreen and [[AllThereInTheScript only appearing in production notes]].notes]], along with the fact that Disney has officially referred to the character as "Dandy Crow" in later years.


* OvershadowedByControversy: In later years, the film became infamous for its portrayal of the crows, and at one point when Disney+ was in development it was rumored that their scenes would be removed from the Disney+ print or that the film would be banned from the service altogether--and given the importance of the crows to the plot, the latter would've been the more plausible option, especially given that their scenes were already removed from recent book adaptations of the original film (which were released in light of the 2019 remake). Thankfully, from early reports of this print it looks like the film will be presented uncensored after all, but whether it will include a disclaimer is still out in the open.

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* OvershadowedByControversy: In A ''very'' downplayed example on this blatantly iconic Disney film, but in later years, the film became infamous for its portrayal of the crows, and at one point when Disney+ was in development it was rumored that their scenes would be removed from the Disney+ print or that the film would be banned from the service altogether--and given the importance of the crows to the plot, the latter would've been the more plausible option, especially given that their scenes were already removed from recent book adaptations of the original film (which were released in light of the 2019 remake). Thankfully, from early reports of this print it looks like the film will be presented uncensored after all, but whether it will include a disclaimer is still out in the open.



** As noted above, Sterling Holloway is in a small role as the Stork before his more famous later roles such as [[Disney/AliceInWonderland the Cheshire Cat]], [[Disney/TheJungleBook Kaa]] and [[Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh Winnie the Pooh]].

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** As noted above, Sterling Holloway is in a small role as the Stork before his more famous later roles such as [[Disney/AliceInWonderland the Cheshire Cat]], [[Disney/TheJungleBook Kaa]] and especially [[Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh Winnie the Pooh]].



** Baby Mine.
** Pink Elephants on Parade, right after the previous.
** Dumbo flying.

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** Baby Mine.
“Baby Mine”.
** Pink “Pink Elephants on Parade, right Parade”, shortly after the previous.
** Dumbo flying.flying, and by extension “When I See an Elephant” as well as its reprise.

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