“Dumbo” quotes

Movie Dumbo
Title Dumbo
Year 1941
Directors Samuel Armstrong, Norman Ferguson, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Bill Roberts, Ben Sharpsteen, John Elliotte
Genre Drama, Musical, Music, Family, Animation
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Plot – Dumbo, Jumbo's calf, is picked on by the other circus elephants: their imprudent act infuriates Jumbo, who is chained. A little mouse wants to help Dumbo and suggests many ideas. The most sensational one is to make use of his wide ears to fly. The birds are wary at the beginning, but once he succeeds they will escort him.
All actors – James Baskett, Herman Bing, Billy Bletcher, Edward Brophy, Jim Carmichael, Hall Johnson Choir, Cliff Edwards, Verna Felton, Noreen Gammill, Eddie Holden, Sterling Holloway, Malcolm Hutton
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  • “The very things that held you down are gonna carry you up!”

    Edward Brophy - Timothy Q. Mouse
    [Tag:ears, faults, quality]
  • “- Clown: Be careful. Don't hurt the little guy.
    - Skinny: C'mon, elephants ain't got no feelings.”

    Billy Bletcher - Clown
    Malcolm Hutton - Skinny
  • “They're giving him the cold shoulder. Poor little guy. There he goes, without a friend in the world. Nobody to turn to.”

    Edward Brophy - Timothy Q. Mouse
  • “What's the matter with his ears? I don't see nothing wrong with them. I think they're cute.”

    Edward Brophy - Timothy Q. Mouse
    [Tag:beauty, ears, problems]
  • “I know how you feel, Dumbo, but you'll have to pull yourself together. What would your mother think of you, if she saw you crying like this? Remember, you come from a proud race.”

    Edward Brophy - Timothy Q. Mouse
    [Tag:crying, feeling, pride]
  • “Suppose you was torn away from your mother when you was just a baby. Nobody to tuck you in at nights. No warm, soft, caressing trunk to snuggle into. How would you like being left out alone, in a cold, cruel, heartless world?”

    Edward Brophy - Timothy Q. Mouse
  • “We will now present for your entertainment the most stupendous, magnificent, super-colossal spectacle! On this tiny, little, insignificant ball, we will construct for you a pyramid! Not of wood, not of stone... pyramid, of ponderous, pulsating, pulchritudinous pachyderms!”
    Herman Bing - The Ringmaster
  • “I think I will have seen everything when I see and elephant fly.”
    Cliff Edwards - Jim Crow
  • “- Mr. Stork: Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you. Happy birthday dear... dear... dear me, what's his name?
    - Mrs. Jumbo: Jumbo... Junior.”

    Sterling Holloway - Mr. Stork
    Verna Felton - Mrs. Jumbo
    [Tag:birthday, name]
  • “Just because he's got those big ears, they call him a freak. The laughing stock of the circus. And when his mother tried to protect him, they threw her into the clink.”

    Edward Brophy - Timothy Q. Mouse
  • “Dumbo! You flew! Boy, am I stupid. Why didn't I think of this before? Your ears! Just look at them, Dumbo! Why, they're perfect wings!”

    Edward Brophy - Timothy Q. Mouse
    [Tag:ability, ears, flying]
  • “What's the use of talking to you cold-hearted boids? Go ahead! Have your fun! Laugh at him! Kick him now that he's down! Go on! We don't care.”

    Edward Brophy - Timothy Q. Mouse
  • “Dumbo! C'mon, fly! Open them ears! The magic feather was just a gag! You can fly! Honest, you can! Hey, open them up! Hurry!”

    Edward Brophy - Timothy Q. Mouse
    [Tag:ability, ears, flying]
  • “Your ma ain't crazy. She's just broken-hearted. And it ain't nobody's fault you got them big ears. Dumbo, I think your ears are beautiful! As a matter of fact, I think they're very decorative. Lots of people with big ears are famous!”

    Edward Brophy - Timothy Q. Mouse
  • “I'm gonna take care of your future.”

    Edward Brophy - Timothy Q. Mouse
  • “Your mother'll be so proud of you, I'll be proud of you, too. The whole circus'll be proud of you.”

    Edward Brophy - Timothy Q. Mouse
    [Tag:mother, pride]
  • “- Prissy The Elephant: They've gone and made him... oh dear, I just can't say it... made him a clown.
    - The Elephant Matriarch: Oh, the shame of it. Let us take the solemn vow. From now on, he is no longer an elephant.”

    Sarah Selby - Prissy The Elephant
    Verna Felton - The Elephant Matriarch
    [Tag:clown, shame, vows]
  • “- The Elephant Matriarch: I never thought I'd live to see the big top fall.
    - Giddy The Elephant: Because of that Dumbo, I never can show my face there again.”

    Verna Felton - The Elephant Matriarch
    Dorothy Scott - Giddy The Elephant
    [Tag:faults, shame]
  • “You all oughta be ashamed of yourselves. A bunch of big guys like you, picking on a poor little orphan like him.”

    Edward Brophy - Timothy Q. Mouse