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"Pink Elephants on Parade" is a large, nearly instrumental musical number featured in the film Dumbo. It centers the imaginary, yet nightmarish Pink Elephants hallucinations seen by Dumbo and Timothy when they mistakenly drunk the clowns' alcohol.


After accidentally drinking the alcohol, Dumbo blows a large bubble from his trunk. It turns into an elephant, which then blows a second one out of its trunk. This continues until there are four. They begin blowing their trunks like trumpets, and the trunks merge together into a yellow giant trumpet, which then explodes, and dozens of elephants march out of its remains.

As part of their marching band, a fat elephant marches behind a small one. The fat one is using his trunk as an instrument, while the small one is shaking two cowbells. The fat one accidentally steps on the small one over and over, until he gets annoyed. He goes behind the fat one and kicks him in the butt, causing him to split into three elephants, who mock the small one by blowing their trunk-horns in his face. He gets angry and grows into a giant elephant, who smashes the three elephants with a pair of cymbals. They explode into dozens of tiny elephants, who march away and surround Dumbo. As they march, they swell up, until there's no more room and they explode.

An elephant opens a window, and many others march in through it, marching around the bed of a terrified elephant calf, who hides under the covers as his bed and the elephants spiral off into the distance.

Two elephant heads appear, one from the bottom of the screen and one from the top. They notice each other and flee, startled.

Two worms, a male and a female, pass each other, and the male tips his hat to the female. They are revealed to be the trunks of two elephants, who walk right through each other. However, their butts get stuck together and they snap back into each other, exploding into a blast of colors which then turns into a small elephant.

The elephant dances as five more elephants of differing colors come out of him, then the screen shuffles them together into an elephant made entirely of 6 heads. The scene zooms in on his eyes, which turn into pyramids.

A camel-elephant comes out from behind one of the pyramids and starts walking, looking at the viewer with a friendly smile. However, one of the pyramids she walks past turns out to be an elephant in disguise, who blows a flute at her, causing her to transform into a snake (it is clear that the transformation is involuntary, as she appears terrified when that happens). The snake sways to the music and turns into a belly dancer, who then fades away except her belly, and turns into an eye.

Trumpets play, sounding the start of a performance, as the trumpeting elephants are revealed to be made of curtains with elephant versions of the traditional theatrical comedy and tragedy masks. They are now ripped into pieces, and a male and female elephant dance in one spotlight.

The male grabs the female's trunk, but she pulls back and he turns into a staircase. She climbs up the stairs and jumps into the ground, which turns into a lake. The male turns his legs into a canoe and paddles around the lake, using his trunk as a telescope, but until the female comes out of the lake, pretending to be a fountain. He looks at her with his telescope and she squirts him with water, then runs away and begins ice skating.

The male skates behind her and nearly falls, but she catches him and they skate off. They return on skis and go down a mountain, covering themselves with snow. They shake the snow off and dance, until their trunks touch and create a lighting bolt. The male grabs it as the female continues dancing. He rubs it on his butt (turning his back to us as he does so) then turns it back into a lightning bolt and hurls it at the female. It hits her in the head and she explodes into many couples of dancing elephants.

The elephants transform into vehicles and begin zooming around until they all collide and cause an explosion that launches them into the air. They fall and transform into clouds as the alcohol wears off and Dumbo recovers from his hallucination.


Look out! Look out!
Pink elephants on parade.
Here they come!
Hippety hoppety.

They're here, and there.
Pink elephants ev'rywhere!

Look out! Look out!
They're walking around the bed.
On their head!
Clippety cloppety.

Arrayed in braid.
Pink elephants on parade!

What'll I do? What'll I do?
What an unusual view!

I could stand the sight of worms
And look at microscopic germs
But technicolor pachyderms
Is really too much for me!

I am not the type to faint
When things are odd or things
are quaint
But seeing things you know that ain't
Can certainly give you an awful fright!
What a sight!

Chase 'em away!
Chase 'em away!
I'm afraid need your aid
Pink elephants on parade!

Hey hey hey

Pink elephants!
Pink elephants!
Pink elephants....




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Films: Dumbo (soundtrack/video) • Dumbo (2019) (soundtrack/video)

Television: Mickey Mouse ClubDumbo's CircusHouse of Mouse
Books: Dumbo's CircusThe Art and Making of Dumbo
Video Games: Disney's Villains' RevengeDisney Emoji Blitz
Cancelled projects: Dumbo II

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 AfterMagicalMomentousOnce Upon a TimeRemember... Dreams Come TrueWonderful World of Animation
Halloween: Happy Hallowishes

Original: DumboTimothy Q. MouseMrs. JumboCircus ElephantsRingmasterMr. StorkCasey JuniorPink ElephantsThe CrowsCircus AnimalsClownsSmitty

Dumbo's Circus: LionelFair DinkumQ.T.BarnabyLilliSebastianFlip & FlapLittle Bo PeepLittle Red Riding HoodBig Bad Wolf
Deleted: Penny • Godfry • Dot • Claude and Lolly
Remake: Holt FarrierV.A. VandevereColette MarchantMilly FarrierMax MediciJoe FarrierMiss AtlantisRongoPuckPramesh SinghIvan the WonderfulCatherine the GreaterNeils SkelligJ. Griffin RemingtonSothebyHans BrugelbeckerRufus Sorghum

Look Out for Mr. StorkCasey, Jr.RoustaboutsBaby MineHit the Big BossPink Elephants on ParadeWhen I See an Elephant Fly
FloridaCircusDreamland Nightmare IslandWonders of Science
The Magic Feather