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The Magic Feather is a supposedly enchanted feather given to Dumbo and Timothy Q. Mouse in order to grant the former flight.



After mysteriously awakening atop a tall tree, Timothy gets the idea that Dumbo flew up the tree, using his giant elephant ears to do so. Unsurprisingly, not only does Dumbo believe the idea to be ridiculous, but so does a group of crows, who then taunt Timothy's assumptions. After their mocking, Timothy scolds the crows into reformation and helping grant Dumbo flight. The leader crow advises Timothy to innocently manipulate Dumbo into taking the chance at flying, plucking out one of Specks' tail feathers and giving it to him to use as motivation – as the story has it, those who wield the "Magic Feather" will be able to fly.

After a test flight, it is revealed that Dumbo can, indeed, fly, and the newfound talent is taken to the circus for a performance that'll hopefully make Dumbo a star. The act; Dumbo must plummet down from an oversized building into a pool. Although the drop could kill them, Dumbo and Timothy plan on surprising the audience by flying in the middle of the fall, but as they plummet, Dumbo loses the Magic Feather, tarnishing his motivation. Timothy reveals to Dumbo that the feather was just a gag, and at the last minute, Dumbo manages to fly without it.

Dumbo's Circus

The feather appears in this series. Instead of being black, the feather is red.

Live-action appearances

Dumbo (2019)

The Magic Feather appears in the remake given the same function as the original. In this film, it is given to Dumbo by a girl named Milly Farrier when he was afraid of jumping off a burning platform during the clowns' firefighter act. Like in the original, he ultimately doesn't need the feather to fly. At first, it is said that Dumbo only flies whenever he inhales a feather through his trunk. However, during the skirmish in V.A. Vandevere's amusement park, Milly gives Dumbo the courage to fly without using a feather and he is able to fly on his own, saving the Farrier family and his mother from the destruction of the amusement park.


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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