One of my favorite movies, Dumbo was the tale of a young circus elephant that was picked on account of his giant ears. He is ridiculed for his big ears, but in fact he is capable of flying by using his ears as wings. Screw the haters! But later own he mustered the strength to use the one thing that caused him so much pain to save the days. Here's some Dumbo trivia! Drop it!
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Its your boy Retro and in this video I'll be going over the top five facts about Dumbo that you may or may not now. If I missed one leave it down below. So let's ignore those racist ass crows and get into the list.
Talking about a quick cash grab. In order to make a fast buck, Dumbo’s run time clocks in at around 64 minutes, making it one of Disney’s shortest feature length films! Just a little over an hour. It was made, if we're being honest here, to recoup the financial losses of Fantasia. That thing flopped harder than my last mixtape. It was a deliberate pursuit of simplicity and economy for the Disney studio. It was even made using watercolors. Them boys were strapped for cash.
In the original book, Timothy Q. Mouse didn't exist. Instead, Dumbo’s sidekick was Red Robin. Hmm....I don't know why Disney changed this maybe he had some problem with birds. By the end of the original story, Red and Dumbo had signed a film contract and were headed to Hollywood. So it his biopic huh, Dumbo decided to crop the bird out of his life who knew he was such a diva.
Back at the Disney studios tired of being used like slaves the artists were like 'yo we out!' There was an extremely heated animator’s strike during production of Dumbo. Annoyed by their actions Disney mocked his striking workers by putting a scene in where a group of clowns decide to "hit the big boss for a raise." The strike lasted five weeks, and ended the "family" atmosphere and camaraderie at the studio. Yeah its always a fa…