Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library
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Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library

On November 5, 1985, Dumbo was ported over to the Walt Disney Classics, with a new price tag of $29.95 (originally $84.95). This price lasted through January 31, 1986, before the film returned to its original list price of $84.95. On later prints of this VHS since October 14, 1986, Dumbo finally had the 1984 Walt Disney Classics logo.

During sales in late 1986, Dumbo was once again reduced to $29.95, but then returned to its original price of $84.95, again, in early 1987. It remained in shelves along with Alice in Wonderland and The Sword in the Stone in 1988 when all other past titles were vaulted. Dumbo was later re-packaged with new cover artwork in 1989 and 1991, when it was sold at $24.99 for each copy, then transferred to the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection in late 1994.

A DVS version of the film existed in 1992, as so did a DVD in 1999.

Synopsis

One of the true Disney masterpieces...the poignant animated classic about Dumbo, a baby elephant born with oversized ears. Snubbed and ridiculed by the other circus folks, he is befriended by a jocular mouse name Timothy. With luck, determination and an amazing amount of courage, Dumbo learns to soar as the high-flying star of the circus. Delightful, enchanting and touching, Dumbo remains one of the most popular, loveliest films from the master of animated entertainment.

Supplements

1985-1991 VHS

1985 VHS
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1986 VHS
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1989 VHS
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1994 VHS

Video Creation date Announcer
1 Green warning screens (1991-1997) September 7, 1991
2 Walt Disney Home Video logo
(1986-2001)
Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection logo
(1994-1999)
October 14, 1986
(Version 1)
October 28, 1994
(Version 2)
3 "Now Available on Videocassette" (1992-1995) August 13, 1993 Brian Cummings
4 Trailer for The Brave Little Toaster October 28, 1994 Beau Weaver
5 "Feature Presentation" (1992-1999) April 10, 1992 Mark Elliott
6 Dumbo October 23, 1941

1995 VHS

Video Creation date Announcer
1 Green warning screens (1991-1997) September 7, 1991
2 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection logo (1994-1999) October 28, 1994
3 "Now on Videocassette" (1992-1999) October 28, 1994 Brian Cummings
4 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection promo October 28, 1994 Mark Elliott
5 Trailer for The Brave Little Toaster October 28, 1994 Beau Weaver
6 Walt Disney Family Film Collection promo October 28, 1994 Kath Soucie
7 "Feature Presentation" (1992-1999) April 10, 1992 Mark Elliott
8 Dumbo October 23, 1941

1995 VHS

Video Creation date Announcer
1 Green warning screens (1991-1997) September 7, 1991
2 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection Classics logo (1994-1999) October 28, 1994
3 "Now Available to Own on Videocassette" (1994-1998) October 19, 1994 Brian Cummings
4 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection promo September 6, 1995 Mark Elliott
5 Trailer for The Brave Little Toaster October 28, 1994 Beau Weaver
6 Walt Disney Family Film Collection promo October 28, 1994 Kath Soucie
7 "Feature Presentation" (1994-2000) October 19, 1994 Brian Cummings
8 Dumbo October 23, 1941

1996 VHS

Video Creation date Announcer
1 Green warning screens (1991-1997) September 7, 1991
2 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection logo (1994-1999) October 28, 1994
3 "Now Available on Videocassette" (1994-1999) October 19, 1994 Brain Cummings
4 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection promo February 28, 1996 Mark Elliott
5 Walt Disney Family Film Collection promo February 28, 1996 Mark Elliott
6 "Coming Soon to Own on Videocassette" (1994-1998) October 19, 1994 Brian Cummings
7 Video preview for Aladdin and the King of Thieves January 9, 1996 Mark Elliott
8 "Feature Presentation" (1994-2000) October 19, 1994 Brian Cummings
9 Dumbo October 23, 1941

1998 VHS

Video Creation date Announcer
1 Green warning screens (1997-2000) October 21, 1997
2 Walt Disney Home Video logo (1992-2001) March 5, 1992
3 "Now Available to Own on Videocassette" (1994-1998) October 19, 1994 Brian Cummings
4 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection promo March 31, 1998 Mark Elliott
5 "Coming Soon to Own on Videocassette" (1994-1998) October 19, 1994 Brian Cummings
6 Video preview for Melody Time March 3, 1998 Mark Elliott
7 Trailer for The Spirit of Mickey March 31, 1998 Mark Elliott
8 Trailer for The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars March 3, 1998 Mark Elliott
9 Trailer for Kiki's Delivery Service March 31, 1998 Mark Elliott
10 "Feature Presentation" (1994-2000) October 19, 1994 Brian Cummings
11 Dumbo October 23, 1941

1999 VHS

Video Creation date Announcer
1 Green warning screens (1997-2000) October 21, 1997
2 Walt Disney Home Video logo (1992-2001) March 5, 1992
3 "Now Available to Own on Videocassette" (1998-2000) August 4, 1998 Brian Cummings
4 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection promo July 14, 1998 Mark Elliott
5 "Coming Soon to Own on Videocassette" (1998-2000) August 4, 1998 Brian Cummings
6 Trailer for Madeline: Lost in Paris March 9, 1999 Kath Soucie
7 "Feature Presentation" (1992-1999) April 10, 1992 Mark Elliott
8 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection logo (1994-1999) October 28, 1994
9 Dumbo October 23, 1941

In Other Countries

Country of origin Release date
UK October 1988
Brazil July 1990
UK (re-release) August 1993
Japan May 19, 1995
UK (re-release #2) October 1997
Japan (re-release) March 20, 1998
South Korea June 24, 1998
Japan July 23, 1999 (DVD)
UK November 22, 1999 (DVD)

In Japan, the 1995 VHS of this film was the last to contain the 1986 Walt Disney Home Video logo; therefore, starting with the 1998 VHS, the Disney Videos logo was in use with no changes to the film.

Television broadcasts

Dumbo premiered on NBC on November 18, 1985. It was later broadcast on the Disney Channel from May 6 to June 20, 1989, and on CBS on November 19, 1989.

The film returned to the Disney Channel on June 11, 1995 and continued airing there through February 28, 1999. It also aired on off-network syndication on November 17, 1996.

Weblinks

Official

Merchandising

  • VHS (Amazon.com)
  • VHS (Amazon.co.uk)

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