Who is Dumbo’s father?
Is the mouse Italian? Why?
Why are the crows Southerners?
Why does the word “freak” take so long to get spoken?
Why doesn’t Dumbo talk?
What is the purpose of the hallucination scene?
Why are the gossiping elephants female?
Does Dumbo sentimentalize the mother/child relationship?
Does Dumbo “show don’t tell”?
Dumbo brings riches to the circus and gets his mom back, but are the issues of the hierarchy and so forth changed? Why doesn’t Dumbo own the circus?
Why does Dumbo’s name change from “Jumbo,” the name his mother give him, without explanation?
How does Dumbo balance comedy, drama, and musical numbers to forward the story?
Why are the circus’ builders shadowy dark men?
Dumbo came out in 1941. How does the historical context inform the movie?