American Experience

The Story of "Dumbo"

Clip: Season 27 Episode 8 | 2m 51s

Walt Disney's fourth animated feature film, "Dumbo" premiered on October 23, 1941. Watch an original interview with writer, Ron Suskind where he explains how a "simple story" like Dumbo can still pack an emotional punch by addressing the common theme of "yearning to be part of the main." "Walt Disney" premieres September 14 & 15 on PBS American Experience.

Aired: 09/14/15

Rating: NR

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