Pink Elephants on Parade

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"Pink Elephants on Parade"
Song
Released1941 (1941)
Songwriter(s)Oliver Wallace
Ned Washington

"Pink Elephants on Parade" is a song and scene from the 1941 Disney animated feature film Dumbo in which Dumbo and Timothy Q. Mouse, having accidentally become intoxicated (through drinking water spiked with champagne), see pink elephants sing, dance, and play marching band instruments during a hallucination sequence.

The song was written by Oliver Wallace and Ned Washington[1] and sung by Mel Blanc, Thurl Ravenscroft and The Sportsmen. The segment was directed by Norman Ferguson, laid out by Ken O'Connor and animated by Hicks Lokey, Frank Thomas, Karl Van Leuven, and Howard Swift.[2]

After the sequence, Dumbo and Timothy wake up, hungover, in a tree. It is at this point that they realize that Dumbo can fly.

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  1. ^ The American Film Institute (1971). The American Film Institute catalog of motion pictures produced in the United States, Volume 1 University of California Press. pp. 663. ISBN 978-0-520-21521-4
  2. ^ Langer, Mark, Film History, Vol. 4, No. 4 (1990). Regionalism in Disney Animation: Pink Elephants and Dumbo , pp. 305-321
  3. ^ "Dumbo Press Kit" (PDF). March 11, 2019. Retrieved March 11, 2019. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ Hischak, Thomas S.; Robinson, Mark A. (29 July 2009). The Disney Song Encyclopedia. Scarecrow Press. p. 75. ISBN 978-0-8108-6938-7.