This movie was based on a book called Dumbo the Flying Elephant; in which Dumbo’s sidekick was the bird, Red Robin, instead of Timothy Q. Mouse.
Dumbo is the shortest Disney movie, lasting only 64 minutes.
Dumbo was Walt Disney’s favorite Disney movie, because he thought it was a happy story.
One of the movie’s featured songs, “Baby Mine”, was nominated for an Academy Award; however, it lost to one of the songs from Lady Be Good.
Timothy Q. Mouse was originally supposed to sing a song in the film called, “Sing a Song of Cheese”; however, it ended up being cut from the film, because it did not have any relation to the movie plot.
Dumbo is the only lead character in a Disney film, not to speak a single word throughout the entire movie.
Dumbo was supposed to be featured on the cover of TIMES magazine; however, it was replaced when Pearl Harbor was attacked.
Dumbo was the first animated Disney film to be set in America.
At one point, Dumbo, became the symbol of the Republican Party; so,when Harry S. Truman visited Disneyland, he refused to ride the Dumbo attraction.