Family Resources for Disney’s Dumbo

The year 1941 brought us a classic Disney animated movie that is a favorite for many…Dumbo. Even though Disney released a live-action version recently, the animated version will always be considered a classic. If you are planning on sharing the movie with your children, these family resources for Disney’s Dumbo will help you out.

Family Resources for Disney's Dumbo

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Family Resources for Disney’s Dumbo

If you are introducing your child to the movie for the first time or planning a family movie night, these resources will help you out.

General Movie Info

  • Year Released: 1941
  • Running Time: 64 minutes
  • Rating: G
  • Music: Soundtrack currently available on CD

How to Watch Disney’s Dumbo

Disney’s Dumbo is currently only available for purchase in Blu-Ray and DVD format from individual sellers on Amazon. It is available for purchase on Google Play, Prime Video, iTunes, YouTube paid movies, and Vudu.

The classic is currently included as part of Disney+.

What Parents Need to Know

If it has been a while since you watched Dumbo, you may not remember that there are a few scenes that young or sensitive children may find scary or uncomfortable. For example:

  • Dumbo’s mom is captured and caged, leaving Dumbo all alone.
  • Dumbo and Timothy accidentally get drunk and hallucinate.
  • The other elephants laugh at Dumbo and make fun of his ears.
  • There continues to be some controversy over the possible racist portrayal of the Crows.

Books to Go Along with Disney’s Dumbo

There are a few books available for young children that feature characters from Dumbo.

Picture Books

Dumbo (Little Golden Book) by RH Disney

Dumbo Read-Along Storybook and CD by Disney Book Group

Disney Tails Dumbo and Mama by Calliope Glass

Dumbo Deluxe Step Into Reading by Christy Webster


More Resources to Go Along with Disney’s Dumbo

Disney’s Dumbo lends itself to lots of fun recipes, crafts, and more.

Recipes

Easy Dumbo Cupcakes from Ruffles and Rainboots

Dumbo Cake Mix Sugar Cookies from Sugar Spice and Glitter

Dumbo Cupcakes and Printable from Lovebugs and Postcards

Crafts

Easy DIY Dumbo Bow from Clementine County

DIY Dumbo Mickey Mouse Ears from Ruffles and Rainboots

Dumbo Inspired Slime Jars from Cutefetti

Printable Dumbo Popcorn Bucket from The Savvy Mama Lifestyle

Printables

Dumbo Word Search Free Printable

Dumbo Memory Game Free Printable

Dumbo Coloring and Activity Pages (These are related to the recent live action movie, but they would still be a great resource.)


Where Can I Find Dumbo in the Parks?

The movie Dumbo is represented in a few places in the Disney Parks.

Dumbo the Flying Elephant (All Disney Parks)

This classic ride can be found at the Magic Kingdom and at all of the other Disney Parks.

Family Resources for Disney's Dumbo
Photo by Henry Mestre on Foter.com / CC BY

Storybook Circus (Magic Kingdom)

This area in Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom is based on Disney’s Dumbo and is home to Dumbo the Flying Elephant and the Casey Jr. Soak ‘N’ Splash Station.

Family Resources for Disney's Dumbo
Photo by Brett Kiger on Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND

Casey Jr. Circus Train (Disneyland and Disneyland Paris)

This attraction is a ridable miniature railroad at Disneyland and a roller coaster for young children at Disneyland Paris. 

Family Resources for Disney's Dumbo
Photo by Castles, Capes & Clones on Foter.com / CC BY-ND

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