This Dumbo animation cel was originally sold through Courvoisier Galleries with the usual Disney created airbrush Courvoisier background.
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. Dumbo was released after Disney’s masterpiece Fantasia.
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.
Dumbo has the personality of a small child. He is playful, innocent, fun-loving, loves being around his mother, and hates being alone. He is somewhat naïve, as he did not realize Smitty and his gang were taunting him or that the “magic feather” was simply a way of thinking. Dumbo is also very easily scared, evidenced by his encounters with the clowns, the pink elephants, and, like all elephants, Timothy Mouse. However, he is also very open-hearted, such as with Timothy and the crows, and never seemed to express any true anger or resentment toward those who tease him.
Timothy, a mouse that travels with the circus, befriends Dumbo and decides to make him a star. At just 64 minutes, Dumbo is one of the shortest features ever within the official Walt Disney animated classics canon.
This Dumbo animation cel includes him holding his D flag in his trunk.