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|First Appearance:||Dumbo (1941)|
|Created by:||Helen Aberson|
|Voiced by:||No one; he never said anything|
Dumbo is a fictional anthropomorphic elephant who has huge ears and is able to fly using his magic feather in both the 1939 book of the same name which was written by Helen Aberson and illustrated by Harold Perl, and the Disney movie, which was an adaption of this book.
Much like Dopey in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Gideon in Pinocchio, Dumbo has no spoken dialogue. However, in the live-action/puppet television series Dumbo's Circus, Dumbo was voiced by Katie Leigh.
In the movie, Dumbo is delivered by Mr. Stork, and is made fun of for the strange size of his ears. As his mother, Mrs. Jumbo, beats up the bullies who pick on her baby, the ringmaster has his helpers chain her up and lock her up in a trailer, which says: "MAD ELEPHANT". It is then that Timothy Q. Mouse looks after Dumbo. The two of them try to make Dumbo famous and get his mother free. Thanks to the help of a "magic feather" from some Crows, Dumbo flies to fame, and gets his mother free.
Dumbo the Flying Elephant is also a carousel in Walt Disney world.