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After the early 1980s prints of Dumbo were discontinued in 1984, Dumbo became a Walt Disney Classics title on December 3, 1985, with a price tag of $29.95 (originally $84.95). This price lasted through January 31, 1986, and Dumbo returned to its list price of $84.95. On later prints of this VHS since October 1986, Dumbo finally had the 1984 Walt Disney Classics logo. In addition, NCI closed captions were included. Of course, the original 1985 VHS doesn't have closed captions on it, just like the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! Volumes 1 and 2 (and partially Volume 3) VHS tapes. During sales in late 1986, Dumbo was once again reduced to $29.95, but then returned to its original price of $84.95, again, in early 1987. It remained in shelves along with Alice in Wonderland and The Sword in the Stone in 1988 when all other past titles were vaulted. Dumbo was later re-packaged with new cover artwork in 1989 and 1991, when it was sold at $24.99 for each copy, and was available like this until 1994. A DVS version of the film existed in 1992.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

1985-1991 VHS[edit | edit source]

One of the true Disney masterpieces...the poignant animated classic about Dumbo, a baby elephant born with oversized ears. Snubbed and ridiculed by the other circus folks, he is befriended by a jocular mouse name Timothy. With luck, determination and an amazing amount of courage, Dumbo learns to soar as the high-flying star of the circus. Delightful, enchanting and touching, Dumbo remains one of the most popular, loveliest films from the master of animated entertainment.

1994-1999 VHS[edit | edit source]

Walt Disney's fourth full-length animated feature, Dumbo remains one of Disney's greatest masterpieces -- a heartwarming and inspirational tale overflowing with such memorable songs as "Casey Junior," "Baby Mine," and "When I See An Elephant Fly."  When a slow stork finally delivers Mrs. Jumbo's pint-sized elephant, he's that talk of the circus. But with a pair of oversized ears, baby Dumbo is laughed at and ridiculed. With remarkable courage, and the help of his loyal friend Timothy Mouse, Dumbo overcomes all odds in a triumphant celebration of love and determination! The whole family will enjoy this timeless and touching story of a brave baby elephant with big ears..and an even bigger heart!

Supplements[edit | edit source]

1985 VHS[edit | edit source]

Video Creation date
1 Red warning screens November 8, 1984
2
  • Walt Disney Home Video logo
  • Walt Disney Classics logo
  • November 23, 1981 (1985 VHS)
  • December 3, 1984 (1986-1989 VHS)
  • September 28, 1989 (1991 VHS)
3 Dumbo October 23, 1941

On the 1985 VHS, the 5-minute Walt Disney and You promo after the movie. 

1994 VHS[edit | edit source]

Video Creation date
1 Green warning screens June 19, 1992
2 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection logo October 28, 1994
3 Trailer for The Brave Little Toaster October 28, 1994
4 Feature Presentation June 19, 1992
5 Dumbo October 23, 1941

1995 VHS[edit | edit source]

Video Creation date
1 Green warning screens June 19, 1992
2 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection logo October 28, 1994
3 Promo for the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection October 28, 1994
4 Trailer for The Brave Little Toaster October 28, 1994
5 Promo for the Walt Disney Family Film Collection October 28, 1994
6 Feature Presentation June 19, 1992
7 Dumbo October 23, 1941

1995 VHS[edit | edit source]

Video Creation date
1 Green warning screens June 19, 1992
2 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection Classics logo October 28, 1994
3 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection promo September 6, 1995
4 Trailer for The Brave Little Toaster October 28, 1994
5 Promo for the Walt Disney Family Film Collection October 28, 1994
6 Feature Presentation June 19, 1992
7 Dumbo October 23, 1941

1996 VHS[edit | edit source]

Video Creation date
1 Green warning screens June 19, 1992
2 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection logo October 28, 1994
3 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection promo February 28, 1996
4 Walt Disney Family Film Collection promo April 24, 1996
5 Video preview for Aladdin and the King of Thieves January 9, 1996
6 Feature Presentation June 19, 1992
7 Dumbo October 23, 1941

1998 VHS[edit | edit source]

Video Creation date
1 Green warning screens November 4, 1997
2 Walt Disney Home Video logo June 19, 1992
3 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection promo April 21, 1998
4 Video preview for Melody Time March 3, 1998
5 Video preview for The Spirit of Mickey March 31, 1998
6 Trailer for The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars March 3, 1998
7 Trailer for Kiki's Delivery Service April 21, 1998
8 Feature Presentation June 19, 1992
9 Dumbo October 23, 1941

1999 VHS[edit | edit source]

Video Creation date
1 Green warning screens November 4, 1997
2 Walt Disney Home Video logo June 19, 1992
3 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection promo July 14, 1998
4 Trailer for Madeline: Lost in Paris April 10, 1999
5 Feature Presentation June 19, 1992
6 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection logo October 28, 1994
7 Dumbo October 23, 1941

Advertised on:[edit | edit source]

Theatrical release[edit | edit source]

  1. The Jungle Book (1991 VHS)

1994 VHS[edit | edit source]

  1. All 9 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection titles from 1994-1996
  2. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1994 VHS) (October 28, 1994)
  3. All Walt Disney Family Film Collection titles

1995-1996 VHS[edit | edit source]

  1. A Goofy Movie (1995 VHS) (September 6, 1995)
  2. Cinderella (1995 VHS) (October 4, 1995)
  3. Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1996 VHS) (May 7, 1996)

1996 VHS[edit | edit source]

  1. Pocahontas (1996 VHS) (February 28, 1996)
  2. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1996 VHS) (March 27, 1996)
  3. Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1996 VHS) (rare later copies) (May 7, 1996)
  4. All 9 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection titles from 1994-1996

1998 VHS[edit | edit source]

  1. Walt Disney Film Classics: The Don Knotts Collection
  2. The Apple Dumpling Gang (1998 VHS) (April 21, 1998)
  3. No Deposit, No Return (1998 VHS) (April 21, 1998)
  4. Gus (1998 VHS) (April 21, 1998)
  5. The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again (1998 VHS) (April 21, 1998)
  6. All 6 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection titles from 1997-1999
  7. Melody Time (1998 VHS) (June 2, 1998)
  8. The Spirit of Mickey (July 14, 1998)
  9. Schoolhouse Rock: Money Rock (1998 VHS) (July 14, 1998)
  10. Walt Disney Film Classics: The Animal Adventure Series
  11. Old Yeller (1998 VHS) (August 25, 1998)
  12. Greyfriars Bobby (1998 VHS) (August 25, 1998)
  13. Big Red (1998 VHS) (August 25, 1998)
  14. The Legend of Lobo (1998 VHS) (August 25, 1998)
  15. Lady and the Tramp (1998 VHS) (September 15, 1998)
  16. Disney's Sing-Along Songs: Honor to Us All
  17. Disney's The Twelve Days of Christmas (1998 VHS)
  18. Frank and Ollie (1999 VHS) (March 9, 1999)
  19. 101 Dalmatians (1999 VHS) (April 10, 1999)

1998[edit | edit source]

  1. Toothless (1998 VHS)
  2. Angels in the Endzone (1998 VHS)
  3. The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon (1998 VHS)
  4. Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World (1998 VHS)

1999[edit | edit source]

  1. The Rescuers (1999 VHS)
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