Film Theory: Dumbo's Dank Adventure (Disney Dumbo)

  • Published: 09 May 2019
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    People remember Dumbo for a two big things - one, the super sad moment where they cart his mother away from the circus and two, Dumbo's hallucination of the creepy pink elephants once he has a sip of strong drink. Except I don't think that is actually what happened in that scene. Theorists, we've done a lot of Disney theories but this might top the weird list. Today we find out what Dumbo actually consumed before he watch the Pink Elephants on Parade.

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Comments • 4 188

  • Random Potato
    Random Potato  13 hours back

    Broke: Dumbo advocates getting blackout drunk
    Woke: Dumbo advocates tripping out on shrooms

    • BBVenom
      BBVenom  2 days back

      I dislike your high-litched intro music :(.

      • Sean Bennington
        Sean Bennington  5 days back

        It makes less sense that he would black out from shrooms than from alcohol. Mostly because people don’t black out from shrooms.

        • samual williamson
          samual williamson  6 days back

          What champagne is laced with tabs

          • samual williamson
            samual williamson  6 days back

            1938 LSD was discovered maybe those clowns we're more than insane

            • Brent McGee
              Brent McGee  6 days back

              Psychedelics aren’t addictive, so no need for rehab - science.

              • Caelyn Morton
                Caelyn Morton  1 weeks back

                You know animals (or at least flies) do in fact get drunk. Someone left their beer outside, and a fly landed in there, and it was moving so slow. You could, in fact, *touch* it!

                • Jeannette Nord
                  Jeannette Nord  1 weeks back


                  • Lana playz
                    Lana playz  1 weeks back

                    Im watching this at 6:22 AM and i just woke up

                    • kuuhaku 「」
                      kuuhaku 「」  2 weeks back

                      Greet7ngs from plant vs zombie

                      • Reaper’s Babe
                        Reaper’s Babe  3 weeks back

                        No buddy to drink with? Sneak in the Zoo’s elephant habitat with some vodka 😂

                        • Andrew Basta
                          Andrew Basta  3 weeks back

                          But what about them waking up in the tree

                          • Megan Barhorst
                            Megan Barhorst  3 weeks back

                            There's psychedelics in Florida's water? ... *Books plane ticket*

                            • Kinley DeBoer
                              Kinley DeBoer  3 weeks back

                              Dumbos on LSD

                              • Elise Taylor
                                Elise Taylor  4 weeks back

                                Bitch I dissociate all the time, you're just a coward. And I don't even need drugs to do it.

                                • Brianah Allen
                                  Brianah Allen  4 weeks back

                                  I just thought those men added a little something something to the booze
                                  But go ahead mat pat theory your heart out

                                  • Sethan THe weirdo
                                    Sethan THe weirdo  4 weeks back

                                    Does everyone else sometimes wonder what goes though Matt pat heads

                                    • Off Brand Bleach
                                      Off Brand Bleach  4 weeks back

                                      Thank u , I have always wondered this

                                      • Ruzantsu
                                        Ruzantsu  4 weeks back

                                        The film makers:do we really need to research every little thing to make is accurate?
                                        The director:yes definitely there will always be one weird guy wanting to find out why a baby elephant is high af.

                                        • Valeria Ferrari
                                          Valeria Ferrari  1 months back

                                          Ah great, now I'm scared because I live in Florida

                                          • Madison Neugebauer
                                            Madison Neugebauer  1 months back

                                            I just came back to this theory to show my mom. She made it 5 minutes of saying "oh, god" before going no no no no and shutting it off hahaha she is not into theories as I am i see

                                            • Echo Wolfie
                                              Echo Wolfie  1 months back

                                              He is also baby. So a bottle might be more effective

                                              • YD Davoo
                                                YD Davoo  1 months back

                                                I would like to believe he's super woke

                                                • missaraish
                                                  missaraish  1 months back


                                                  • Kalel Tonatiuh
                                                    Kalel Tonatiuh  1 months back

                                                    A peyote plant is not bad for you. It can actually let you see a vision. Like my dad when he eats peyote he saw a flower come out of the fire he was sitting next to in writiquta.

                                                    • Smokestroke18
                                                      Smokestroke18  1 months back

                                                      I though the pink elephants were the main antagonists when I saw it years ago 😂 don't tell me why..

                                                      • Meli
                                                        Meli  1 months back

                                                        It's funny. As a kid I was already wondering why Dumbo had such big ears while the others had smaller ones. Also knowing different kinds of elephants have different ear sizes.

                                                        • Aliesha Hall-Dorse
                                                          Aliesha Hall-Dorse  1 months back

                                                          Idk why but when he said "my little baby boy is 1/30 of an elephant" my heart mannn

                                                          • John Hurthibise
                                                            John Hurthibise  1 months back

                                                            Wat iF It wAs VoDkA

                                                            • userdetails1
                                                              userdetails1  1 months back

                                                              btw absinthe (or tequilla which I think has the "hallucination" reputation) doesn't cause hallucinations either. Alcohol just doesn't do that, even if you put a worm in the bottle .

                                                              • Lillie Phillips
                                                                Lillie Phillips  1 months back

                                                                Hi. You are cool. And has a nerd kid I love when you ruined some of my favorite movies with science

                                                                • david fitzpatrick
                                                                  david fitzpatrick  1 months back

                                                                  Anybody else get creeped out by the elephants on parade scene?

                                                                  • Alex Anderson
                                                                    Alex Anderson  2 months back

                                                                    I'm watching tjisbwhile drunk cool

                                                                    • Main Bitch
                                                                      Main Bitch  2 months back

                                                                      Am i the only one who thought the champagne was soap?

                                                                      • Enna_ The_Hyena
                                                                        Enna_ The_Hyena  2 months back

                                                                        The mushroom is also called the liberty cap
                                                                        And grows in acidic soil so it it highly this is the case

                                                                        • Juan Fonseca
                                                                          Juan Fonseca  2 months back

                                                                          now I want drugs

                                                                          • Angela Capawana
                                                                            Angela Capawana  2 months back

                                                                            I’m curious what I would find looking through matpats search history

                                                                            • John Arispe
                                                                              John Arispe  2 months back

                                                                              Drinkingtip if you're drunk don't drink water it just makes more alcohol inside your stomach it doesn't dilute it it just turns it just sits there and makes more alcohol but that's you drinking and drinking and then you start to drink

                                                                              • Midori Gurin
                                                                                Midori Gurin  2 months back

                                                                                Dumbo is an African elephant, bigger ears, greyer skin and vaguely Africa shaped ears. Others? More tannish skin, smaller , India shaped ears. The shape is an actual thing to study, yes it is weird. Late theory, but valid? Possibly?

                                                                                • BlackHoleNebula1
                                                                                  BlackHoleNebula1  2 months back

                                                                                  How High Can You Get?👌

                                                                                  • AnimeGamer20 ;p
                                                                                    AnimeGamer20 ;p  2 months back

                                                                                    Or as I like to call them,little chunkers aaaw look at those lit-
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                                                                                    • Lola Bean
                                                                                      Lola Bean  2 months back

                                                                                      The fact

                                                                                      • Lola Bean
                                                                                        Lola Bean  2 months back

                                                                                        The no

                                                                                        • Lola Bean
                                                                                          Lola Bean  2 months back

                                                                                          The fact

                                                                                          • Lola Bean
                                                                                            Lola Bean  2 months back

                                                                                            Even if it

                                                                                            • Not Jazz
                                                                                              Not Jazz  2 months back

                                                                                              It’s ok he’s not drunk he’s high

                                                                                              • Tya Sasongko
                                                                                                Tya Sasongko  2 months back

                                                                                                No one else ever questioned the weird psychedelic scene from Dumbo? 🤨 Enough people had questioned it that Disney's given an official response - the trippy elephants animation was originally done for Fantasia but didn't make the cut so they threw it into Dumbo so as not to waste it and wrote a scene around it to make the segment somehow fit in.

                                                                                                • Wesley Whiteside
                                                                                                  Wesley Whiteside  2 months back

                                                                                                  You do realize this is a movie about a flying elephant?