During the film, clowns Dumbo has worked with are celebrating with wine.They come up with a plan for their next act,while they are leaving to tell their boss,they knocked over a bottle of wine into Dumbo's water bucket. Dumbo and Timothy drink the spiked water and they start to hallucinate that they are seeing Pink Elephants. These colorful hallucinations dance around and scare Dumbo and Timothy. Eventually, the effects of the whiskey wear off and the elephants fade away.
In the episode "Mickey and Minnie's Vacation", while Donald and Daisy are in charge of the club, they book the Pink Elephants as one of their faulty acts (along with 101 Dragons). Fortunately, Timothy was able to get rid of the technicolor creatures by scaring them away with a wooden sign that says "boo" on it.
The Pink Elephants appear in certain shows at the Disney Parks.
Donald Duck encounters the elephants in the show briefly.
Pink Elephants appear as minor villains in the Disneyland version of Fantasmic! & they encountered Mickey Mouse in his Dream & attacked him with a Pink Elephants Explosion. & the 1st time their new enemy is Mickey Mouse.
- The Pink Elephants musical number is very controversial due to the inclusion of alcohol and drunkness.
- A Pink Elephant made a cameo on the Simpsons where it crushes a goblin hallucination Barney was experiencing that was caused by a peyoti-laced organic drink. Afterwards, Barney thanks it and claims that it's always been there for him.
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