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Dumbo's Circus
Dumbo's Circus
No. of episodes 120
Broadcast
Original channel Disney Channel
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.

Premise

Dumbo, the flying elephant, has now grown up and has started his own circus. The circus 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 at the circus include: Lionel the Lion, Q.T. the Monkey, Sebastian the Alley Cat, Fair Dinkum the Koala, Lily the Cat, and Barnaby the hound dog. Each performer had their own talent. Other than Dumbo, no characters from the original film appear.

Production

Dumbo's Circus 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, no VHS of the series was released and there are currently no plan to release Dumbo's Circus to DVD by Walt Disney Home Entertainment. 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. Dumbo's flying wagon that was used on the show's opening theme is now located at the back lot of the Disney Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Cast

Episodes

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

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 the songs on the show were written by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman.


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