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“The very things that held ya down are gonna carry ya up and up and up!”
— Timothy Q. Mouse
 
 

Like all great classics, every time they are revisited they reveal something new. Dumbo is the epitome of such timelessness. For a children’s film, made under duress more than three quarters of a century ago, it still has secrets to reveal for every stage of life.

Dumbo’s beauty was its simplicity. Everyday life is beautiful and that's the beauty Dumbo manages to showcase through its anthropomorphized characters. The tale of a child coming to terms with being different and a mother protecting her child through the struggle.

Timeless classics are not so much created as they are discovered. There is a muse that decides when we are ready to receive. Dumbo remains a masterstroke of cinema that came at a time when it was sorely needed. This emotional masterpiece can only ever be underrated, never overrated.