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Animation Addicts Podcast 144: ‘Dumbo’ – Worst. Circus. Ever.

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Chelsea and Morgan hit The Big Top and talk about Disney’s shortest animated feature film, Dumbo!


  • Main Discussion: Dumbo
  • Basic production info
  • Can we get a Dumbo Art Book by J.B. Kaufman?
  • Where does Dumbo fall in history?
  • Initial thoughts
  • Look out for Mister Stork!
  • Chelsea’s sister, Marisa.
  • The building the circus song and Mamma Jumbo gets mad
  • Song: “Baby Mine”
  • Pink Elephants on parade.
  • “When I See an Elephant Fly”
  • The Magic Feather and ending
  • We rate it!
  • Our thoughts on the upcoming live action remake directed by Tim Burton
  • Bloopers! “It’s better to be nice.”
  • Don’t forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts144 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 53:32, 40 MB


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About Morgan Stradling

Morgan is a native of Arizona and is a desert rat who loves the heat--she doesn’t even turn on the AC in her car in the middle of the summer! She loves big eyeliner, Survivor, Lady Gaga, and, of course, animated films. She has her MBA in Marketing from ASU and now works as a Product Manager for a tech company. Follow her on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
  • Phoenix Wright

    Great episode! I probably enjoy this movie a lot more than you guys, but I do agree with your points about a lot of it being filler

    • Ryan Prieto


      Actually I agree with everything you said… but Phoenix Wright and all.

  • Sebastian

    Very interesting podcast. I’ve always held a soft spot for Dumbo since I grew up with it on VHS. To be honest the more I re-watch this movie as older it really is a brutal movie in a sense that the main protagonist have to suffer all the way until the third act. I feel the same way about the scenes where the small boys bullies and taunts Dumbo it really is painful to watch these days. You all state very good points in a very natural and funny way and I agree with a lot to be honest. The music is still fun and creepy, guess I still like Pink Elephants I find it weird but interesting but I dread huffalump’s & Weezles that’s downright disturbing.

    I’m not really looking forward at all to the remake I just don’t get it why they haft to remake Dumbo into live action. I would be more open for making a tv show and develop the characters from there.

    While Dumbo is seen as a classic I can see that it’s also flawed in it’s short run time. Speaking from heart I would love to see one day Disney instead putting effort into making a Dumbo sequel with great looking 2d animation and a continuation on Dumbo character.

  • Rachel Wagner

    I love Dumbo. My 11th favorite Disney film. I love the relationship between Timothy and Dumbo. They are supposed to be enemies but Timothy sticks up for Dumbo. I also love pink elephants on parade for its surrealism. Baby Mine is perfect

  • Ryan Prieto

    Wow amazing episode! It covered so much, P.E.T.A, kindness, turning down billions of dollars, fertility, gossip, and so much more. I have been very busy lately, so I have not been able to listen to the Rotoscopers, for a while now. I just caught up today, and boy was I glad I did. It was like seeing your friends after a long time away from each other. You took a movie, I did not have that much interest in, and turned the episode around it into something beautiful. Morgan spoke to my own opinions on the film, and it was so sweet to hear hear the “Littlest Rotoscoper” coo, in the background. Chelsea was so endearing, when offering her take, and sharing her life. She made me tear up. It is episodes like this, which deepen my affections for the Rotoscopers. Thank you.
    Love Ryan P.

    • Chelsea Robson


  • My first podcast I listened to from The Animation Addicts! I’m a big animation fan and a Disney fanatic, you all were so much fun to listen to. Dumbo is a favorite of mine, this movie was my go-to when I was little. To this day my poor mom reminds me of how many times I watched it and how sad it was. <3 Great job, crew!