Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 5+

Sweet Disney classic is still lovely, despite stereotypes.

G 1941 63 minutes

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 33 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 36 reviews

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age 2+

Great movie, don't let adults twist something it isn't. Kids think simple and reality.

Yall are idiots if yall really think this movie is racist. The crows weren't that racist if at all, nor were they truly making fun of anything Jim Crow. Sure they had a crow named Jim, boo hoo. So what. If someone had the last name named Crow and they named their kid Jim it would be literally the same thing. Jim crow laws don't own the name to the point it can't ever be used unless its references that. This movie had slavery in it, but pretty sure that had nothing to with blacks because guess what? Slavery has happened to every single race in this world. It has happened to animals, which i am pretty this movie was about an Elephant, which was enslaved. Imagine that slavery talking about an animal, or something other than a black person. I know hard to accept. Slavery wasn't even started with African Americans. Slavery has happened to animals, people of all races, by people of all races. People need to get off this slavery is all about blacks and blah blah blah. It is a disney movie, that is all, so it made stereotypes, that isn't going away, and most of those stereo types is because people act that way, but none the less some is not always meant serious, nor do kids take it that way. I grew up loving this movie and all the rest and never once thought like some of yall people not even when i got older. It was a movie that i loved and i watched it because i enjoyed it and it was cute. I didnt go through and pick out what was stereotypical. It is a pathetic thing to do. It is JUST a movie. Nothing wrong with it. People are just that bored and have to bicker about something. Not to mention everything has to just be so soft or edited because god forbid you reference a race, or gender in anything but with a soft voice. Like grow up people. Let the movies be. They were way better back then, and still are to this day. And kids turned out just fine. Yall keep nit picking at movies because they offended you when really maybe what was done or said wasn't really offensive, maybe that is just how you feel. Kids are brats today, disrespectful and you gotta sugar coat everything all because people wanna whine. Movies like this should be back around and made this way, they were better, nothing was down right wrong with them, just people trying to twist a kid movie into an adult liberal world. Like get off it already. I have all these movies and my kids will certainly watch these and i won't have a single problem with it. Because kids dont think like that. It is a movie, people just have to complain about something. Dumbo isn't going anywhere no matter if it is on Disney plus or not. Get over it. Movie about an elephant, animals being enslaved which is reality by the way, it is about ANIMALS, not a race. People can put whatever they want on it but apparently if an animal is any color of a darker version people go straight to the reference of a black individual. Sad. Creative with colors like the pink elephants, bubbly, sweet and has heart tugging moments. I tell ya i never once had a thought about this movie being anything other than the cute movie about dumbo and him missing his mom, feeling embarrassed about his ears and wanting to hug him and loved all his animal friends. Kids see what is truly there and it is simple. Adults have to make everything in to a problem. If you have kids, do yourself a favor and leave the good in their life and this movie alone. The bitter people in this world will ruin enough.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
age 18+


There Was A Part Where Mrs. Jumbo Dumbo’s Mother Got Really Really Angry Because The Police Officers Won’t Rescue Dumbo So A Few Minutes Later Mrs. Jumbo Was Locked In A Carriage All By Herself And Mrs. Jumbo Was Crying Out Loud And There Was A Part Where Dumbo Was Getting Through A Really Stressful Part About Jumping Through A Large Building With Fire There Was A Part Where Alcohol Fell Into The Tub Or Bin Or Basket And A Few Minutes Later Dumbo Had The Hiccups And Drank The Alcohol And There Was A Part Where A Bird Was Smoking

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