Disney Dumbo Collectibles and Gifts

We take a look at Disney’s Dumbo Collectibles and Gifts, toys, ephemera and memorabilia.

5 Disney Dumbo Facts

1. Dumbo was released on October 23, 1941.
2. At 64 minutes it is one of Disney’s shortest animated films.
3. Dumbo is the nickname given to Jumbo Jr.
4. Dumbo is based upon a children’s story written by Helen Aberson-Mayer with her husband Harold Pearl.
5. The animators of Dumbo were told to keep the film simple and inexpensive.

Original Disney Dumbo movie posters

disney dumbo quad poster

Dumbo 1941 One Sheet original theatrical poster
Dumbo 1941 One Sheet original theatrical poster. This copy sold for $6,900 at Heritage Auctions in July 2005.

Disney Dumbo Lobby Cards

Below are some of a series of lobby cards made for the film. Although the film itself was designed in a much simple way than previous films to keep costs down, these lobby cards show some of the classic scenes from the film. The Crows scene is still one of our favourites – I’ve seen a Housefly but I have never seen an elephant fly.

Unusual Dumbo Collectables

A set of Vintage Dumbo Disney lights by Mazda circa 1950's in original box
A set of Vintage Dumbo Disney lights by Mazda circa 1950’s in original box. This set sold for £10 at Toogood & May Auctioneers in March 2015.

Disney Dumbo Related

Dumbo at 75 – Dumbo’s 75th Anniversary
Thomas Kinkade Company and Dumbo’s 75th Anniversary
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