Monday, January 11, 2010

209 - 'Pink Elephants on Parade' from Dumbo

(I did a guest post today on Marcy's blog, Tales of the Kids, if anyone wants to check that out. It's about ice cream and mothers being weird. Maybe you could relate?)

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This segment of Disney's Dumbo always creeps me out. In the film, after accidentally getting drunk, Dumbo (the elephant with gigantic ears), sees pink elephants multiplying, playing their trunks like trumpets, marching, stepping on each other, growing, shrinking, talking, singing(?), morphing into snakes, camels, and different forms of transportation, changing color, figure-skating, floating on water, dancing with electricity, performing salsa, belly-dancing, and generally being weird in every possible way in the strangest sequence Disney's ever put together.

In some ways, I love the scene, sometimes I think it's plain genius. It's so fantastical and everything that is so random works together cohesively in an inexplicable fashion.


But most of the time, I find it really, really, really creepy.

4 comments:

Kate said...

I just find the pink elephants really, really creepy...

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J.J. in L.A. said...

I haven't seen this in years and I think it's genious! I even love the music. Although the Pepto-Bismol pink makes me nauseous. lol!

Liz said...

I think its extraordinary. Love disney.

Naomi said...

Our teachers seem to believe that we are still in primary school or something, so we were forced to watched Dumbo, which wasn't so bad, but we all had to sit in silence once half the class participated in guessing at what drugs they may have put in the alcohol the elephant consumed.