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Dumbo's Circus
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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 120 episodes until Phineas and Ferb broke the record.


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.


The show began airing in 1983, but was removed from The Disney Channel when it began to run commercial breaks in 1997. Unlike Welcome to Pooh Corner, the series 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 on the show's opening theme is now located at the back lot of Disney's Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort.



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


  • 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.


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Films and Television: Dumbo | Mickey Mouse Club | Dumbo's Circus | House of Mouse | Live-action film
Books: Big Golden Book | Classic Storybook | Disney's Wonderful World of Reading | Disney Read-Along | Golden Sound Story | Little Golden Book

Disney Parks

Dumbo the Flying Elephant | Casey Jr. Circus Train | Casey Jr. Splash & Soak Station | Animagique


Original: Dumbo | Timothy Mouse | Mrs. Jumbo | Elephant Matriarch | Prissy | Catty | Giddy | Ringmaster | Mr. Stork | Smitty | Casey Junior | Pink Elephants | The Crows | Circus Animals
Dumbo's Circus: Lionel | Fair Dinkum | Q.T. | Barnaby | Lilli | Sebastian


Look Out for Mr. Stork | Casey, Jr. | Roustabouts | Baby Mine | Hit the Big Boss | Pink Elephants on Parade | When I See an Elephant Fly




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