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60th Anniversary Edition
Actors: Sterling Holloway, Edward Brophy, Rudy Behlmer, John Canemaker, Ron Clements
Directors: Ben Sharpsteen, Clare Baren
Genres: Classics, Kids & Family, Animation
The Dumbo 60th Anniversary Edition was the beneficiary of an electronic film restoration process where every frame of film was scanned into a high resolution computer system, then painstakingly examined and repaired frame ... more »
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Jenn T. from FAIR OAKS, CA
Reviewed on 10/10/2010...
Great Christmas present for our little girl!
0 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
Excellent for two and three year olds and everyone else too!
Vincent O'Sullivan | London, England. | 06/27/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Dumbo is a cinematic milestone and masterpiece of family entertainment. The storyline and characters are well rounded enough (just) to entertain adults and older children and the quality of the animation both holds children's attention and enables them to empathise with the principle characters. In addition, the moral of the story is well presented without being clumsily overstated as in much modern animation.Both my children have frequently watched this DVD (which first came out (without extras) in Europe in 1999) since they were one and both enjoy it imensely.I'm both astonished and disturbed that anyone could deem this movie unsuitable for children but can only assume they come from the same group of people who banned Robin Hood books from schools for being 'pro communist' and Shakespeare for being 'too explicit'!The 'drunken scene' is funny, brief and discrete (all you see is the shadows of characters through canvas). As to fast forwarding through the dream sequence for the kids' benefit because it is 'too long' that is verging on irresponsible. All doing so teaches a child is that it's OK to have a short attention span and to zoom through films to the 'interesting bits'. Perhaps I was wrong though and the moral of the story has been hidden too deeply "Persevere - Don't Give Up" is lost on some people."
The BIG thing is that some of the extras on the previous DVD
Paul J. Mular | San Carlos, CA USA | 04/12/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I don't know why Disney is doing this release, they have deleted some of the "Making Of" documentaries and bonus music videos that were on the "60th Anniversary Edition" DVD release.
The few extra shorts on this disc were also on the previous "60th Anniversary Edition" DVD.
Bottom line: Get the 30th Anniversary DVD release if you still can."
Not worth the upgrade if you already have the 60th Anni. ED.
Matt Charles | Linden, New Jersey United States | 06/14/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Don't get me wrong, Dumbo is a great movie for kids and adults, one of Disney's greatest films but everything went wrong in this SO CALLED "Big Top Edition"
First of all, it isn't even a 2-disc set!
Most of the old "60th Anniversary Edition" bonus features are put on this DVD taking out some of the making, Dumbo II preview, and a music video. I do not understand Disnet AT ALL!
The new transfer IMO is WORSE then the "60th Anniversary Edition" It has no life to it, it is darker and very dull. Also you are losing 30% of the film do to an overscan! This movie was already filmed in fullscreen why do a pan and scan job to a fullscreen DVD? Come on Disney, you get enough money!
You really need this quick buck?
If you already have the "60th Anniversary Edition" DVD please stick with it! You get to see the WHOLE movie in full and the colors are brighter and you have ALL the great bonus features!"