Original Walt Disney production drawing from Dumbo
Dumbo was Disney Studio’s fourth feature-length animated film. It followed the big-budgeted Fantasia, and to recoup some of its cost, Dumbo was produced at a fraction of Fantasia’s budget. What Dumbo may have lacked in funds, it made up for in heart, following the plight of a big-eared baby elephant, who is mocked and tormented by other animals at a circus. Dumbo was a critical and financial success, earning two Academy Award nominations and winning Best Original Music, which included the now- classic song “When I See an Elephant Fly."