After Walt Disney's distributor failed to pay, Disney had to come up with something "new and clever in animated cartoons" to save his Laugh-O-grams company.
Disneyland attracted one million visitors within the first ten weeks after its grand opening in July 1955.
He was almost named Mortimer Mouse. How did Walt Disney and his team dream up the new animated star?
Writer Ron Suskind explains how a "simple story" like Dumbo can still pack an emotional punch.