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Dumbo's Circus was a live action/puppet television series that aired on The Disney Channel. It was loosely based on the 1941 movie Dumbo. It was notably the longest-running Disney Channel original series, lasting for 115 episodes until Phineas and Ferb broke the record.

Premise

Dumbo has now grown up, he is able to speak, and has started his own circus. It travels from town to town by means of a wagon drawn by Dumbo as he flies, and bills itself at the "Greatest Little Show in Earth." Other performers include Lionel, Q.T., Sebastian, Fair Dinkum, Lilli, and Barnaby. Each had their own talent. Other than Dumbo, no characters from the original film appear in the series.

Production

The series began airing in 1983, but was removed from Disney Channel when it began running commercial breaks in 1997. Unlike Welcome to Pooh Corner, it never had any VHS, DVD, or Blu-ray releases. All the characters were portrayed by live actors in specially designed puppet suits, similarly to Welcome to Pooh Corner, which aired during the same timespan. The flying wagon that was used in the opening theme is now located at the back lot of Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World.

Cast

Episodes

  1. Yippi-Ki-Bow-Wow
  2. Elephant
  3. A Taste of Medicine
  4. Scratch, Scratch
  5. Ragweed Rag
  6. Tiny Town
  7. All In a Day's Play
  8. The Perfect Peanut
  9. Strong Man Contest
  10. 40 Winks for Dinks
  11. Hide and Seek
  12. Horsin' Around
  13. All 'Bout Hats
  14. The Big Switch
  15. Barnaby's Magic Coat
  16. Sports Town
  17. Dumbolina
  18. Never Trust a Stranger
  19. Going Bananas
  20. The Long Walk
  21. Barnaby Cries Uncle
  22. Sebastian's Little Helper
  23. Dink's Double
  24. Copycat
  25. The Magical Musical Machine
  26. If I Ran the Circus
  27. Calliope Calamity
  28. Lionel's Bubble Machine
  29. Barnaby's Trek
  30. Sticky Fingers
  31. The Race
  32. Over the Rainbow
  33. Whoops-A-Daisy
  34. Dink's New Job
  35. Who's Got the Feather?
  36. Luckville
  37. Circus Sweeties
  38. Magic B-day Cake
  39. Lionel's Weather Machine
  40. The Treasure
  41. Everyone Should Have a Song
  42. The Five Wishes
  43. Lionel's Singing Lesson
  44. Sandwich Hero
  45. Bye Bye Birdie
  46. Lilli's Hat Dance
  47. Kite Day
  48. One Size Fits All
  49. A Present for Lionel
  50. A Better Bet
  51. Lionel Goes to Town
  52. Tricky Sebastian
  53. Home Sweet Home
  54. Eat Trouble
  55. Barnaby Takes a Hike
  56. Quarter for Five
  57. The Nine Lucks of Sebastian
  58. Dear Diary
  59. Bluegrass Contest
  60. Rinkum's Return
  61. Concertina for Two
  62. Circus Derby
  63. Invisible Box
  64. Uncle Latimer Says Merci
  65. Ring Around the Circus
  66. Masquerade
  67. Perfect Weather
  68. Friend Times Three
  69. Out of Sight Circus
  70. Quiet Please
  71. Sebastian's Treasure
  72. Meet Me At the Fair
  73. Eyeglasses
  74. Everybody's Doing It
  75. A Day At the Circus
  76. Make Believe Circus
  77. Budgadumbo
  78. A Very Special Place
  79. Christmas At the Circus
  80. Here's Matty
  81. All Abroad
  82. Birthday, Birthday
  83. Helo's Dink
  84. Circus Trainer
  85. Help Wanted
  86. Dancing Matilda
  87. Mount Frosty
  88. Clowning Around
  89. My Fair Everybody
  90. Stormy Night
  91. Catchy Tune
  92. Matty's Beautiful Doll
  93. Tell Me a Story
  94. Adventures Through Reading
  95. Goldie
  96. Matty's Magical Mystery Tour
  97. Music, Maestro Please
  98. The Gang's All Here
  99. Adventure, Adventure
  100. Think of All the Times
  101. Teaching a Bird to Fly
  102. Farmer's Circus
  103. Lilli's Surprise Party
  104. Finding the Perfect Gift
  105. Lilli Comes Home
  106. The Annual Summer Parade
  107. Welcome to Melodyland
  108. A Lion Needs a Mane
  109. She's Really Something Special
  110. That Darn Trike
  111. Snookie and the Coodies
  112. Forest Full of Friends
  113. The Big Parade
  114. Solo Circus

Songs

  • Dumbo's Circus (Opening theme)
  • The Big Parade (Dumbo, Lionel, Barnaby, and the Chorus)
  • Clowning Around (Chorus)
  • I'm Just a Lucky Dog (Barnaby)
  • I'm an Elephant Too (Fair Dinkum) (Some episodes plays it during the closing credits instead of "Gotta Fly")
  • I Love the Circus (Chorus) (Some episodes plays it during the closing credits instead of "Gotta Fly")
  • Hand Clappin' (Barnaby and Lionel)
  • March to the Music (Lionel)
  • Dumbo's Up in the Air (Chorus)
  • A Genuine Clown (Barnaby)
  • Gotta Fly (Regular Closing theme)

All were written by Phil Baron, Robert B. Sherman, and Richard M. Sherman.

Gallery


v - e - d
Dumbo Logo
Media
Films and Television: DumboMickey Mouse ClubDumbo's CircusHouse of MouseDumbo (2019)Video

Video Games: Disney's Villains' RevengeDisney Emoji Blitz
Books: Big Golden BookClassic StorybookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingDisney Read-AlongGolden Sound StoryLittle Golden BookDumbo's Circus

Disney Parks
Casey Jr. Circus TrainCasey Jr. Splash 'n' Soak StationDisney Animation BuildingDumbo the Flying ElephantGames of the Boardwalk

Entertainment: AnimagiqueFantasmic!Once Upon a Mouse
Restaurants: Timothy's Treats
Shops: Casey Jr. Trinket Train
Parades: Disney's Dreams On Parade: Moving OnFlights of Fantasy ParadeFestival of Fantasy ParadeHappiness is Here ParadeJubilation!Main Street Electrical ParadeMickey's Storybook ExpressThe Wonderful World of Disney Parade (The Float)
Fireworks: Celebrate the MagicDisneyland ForeverHappily Ever AfterMagicalOnce Upon a TimeRemember... Dreams Come TrueWonderful World of Animation
Halloween: Happy Hallowishes

Characters
Original: DumboTimothy MouseMrs. JumboCircus ElephantsRingmasterMr. StorkCasey JuniorPink ElephantsThe CrowsCircus AnimalsClowns

Dumbo's Circus: LionelFair DinkumQ.T.BarnabyLilliSebastianFlip & Flap
Deleted: PennyGodfryDotClaude and Lolly
Remake: Holt FarrierV.A. VandevereColette MarchantMilly FarrierMax MediciJoe FarrierMiss AtlantisNeils SkelligRufus Sorghum

Songs
Look Out for Mr. StorkCasey, Jr.RoustaboutsBaby MineHit the Big BossPink Elephants on ParadeWhen I See an Elephant Fly
Locations
FloridaCircus
Objects
The Magic Feather
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