Dumbo is a 1941 animated film, and the fourth movie in the Walt Disney Animated Classics canon. The film was produced by Walt Disney, and was directed by Ben Sharpsteen. Dumbo is widely considered one of the greatest animated movies ever made. The plot focuses on a baby elephant named Jumbo, Jr., who is cruelly nicknamed "Dumbo" because of his oversized ears. Later on in the movie, Dumbo meets Timothy the Mouse, and the two of them become friends and attempt to save the circus from bankruptcy by using Dumbo's ears to fly, after being taught how to fly by a group of crows. The film was made to recoup the financial losses of Disney's previous movie, Fantasia (1940). Dumbo is well-known for being one of Disney's shortest animated features, running only 64 minutes.
Dumbo currently holds a 97% certified "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and TIME Magazine named the film one of "The 25 All-TIME Best Animated Films" in 2011. It won an Academy Award for Best Scoring of a Musical Picture, and the song "Baby Mine" was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song. Dumbo also won a Cannes Film Festival award for Best Animation Design.