Animation Cel of Dumbo and His Flag
Dumbo is a full length animated film produced by Walt Disney and released on October 23, 1941, by RKO Radio Pictures. Dumbo is the fourth animated feature film produced by Walt Disney Studios and is based upon the storyline written by Helen Aberson. The main character is Jumbo Jr., a newborn elephant who is cruelly nicknamed “Dumbo”. He is ridiculed for his big ears, but in fact, he is capable of flying by using his ears as wings. This Courvoisier animation cel and background set-up is a beautiful and rare image of Dumbo holding his flag in his trunk.
At the climax of the film, Dumbo must perform his flight (using his ears of course) after jumping from a high platform. He begins to fall but is inspired by his best friend Timothy the Mouse. Dumbo is able to pull out of the dive and flies around the circus, finally striking back at his tormentors as the stunned audience looks on in amazement. After this performance, Dumbo becomes a media sensation, Timothy becomes his manager, and Dumbo and Mrs. Jumbo are given a private car on the circus train.