For the dog, see Prissy.

Prissy is an antagonist from the 1941 Disney film, Dumbo. Prissy is one of the elephants closely linked to the Elephant Matriarch. She may be extremely close with the Matriarch as she is always at her side throughout the film.



Prissy is seen a little while after the movie's beginning, inside one of the circus train cars with the other elephants, plus the Matriarch. She also is one of the first to laugh with Dumbo after he is given his name for his ears. While she does not do much, she always is a part of the central gossip between the Matriarch and the other central female elephants. She does seem to agree with the Matriarch on some topics and say what she personally believes as well.

Prissy is a part of the "Pyramid of Pachyderms" act as she is the first elephant to climb on the Matriarch's back. Throughout the act, she has a habit of losing her footing and crashing down on Matriarch, always hoisted back up by Matriarch gripping her rear with her trunk. She is injured greatly when the pyramid collapses and complains later about her tail being hurt as well as the train leaves.

Prissy is seen again towards the end as Dumbo sprays her and the other elephants with peanuts. She is also a part of the final version of "When I See an Elephant Fly", sung by the main female elephants, having finally accepted Dumbo as an elephant.

House of Mouse

Prissy (with blue headwear) makes an appearance with Catty and the Matriarch in the House of Mouse episode, "Super Goof".


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  • The animation of Prissy and the other gossipy elephants getting spooked by Timothy Q. Mouse was recycled for use in Goliath II for the scene with the elephant herd getting spooked by a mouse.
  • Like the other elephants within the Matriarch's close circle, Prissy's name isn't revealed in the movie. Her name is only seen on concept artwork in the gallery on the Dumbo DVD.
  • Just as Matriarch proves her strength during the Pyramid, Prissy is shown to be strong as well as when the pyramid is completed; she is holding one elephant above her with just her trunk. Catty and another elephant were holding one elephant up with their combined trunks, but Prissy is holding up her side with just her own.
  • During the pyramid of pachyderms, Prissy is shown to be extremely clumsy compared to the other elephants as she constantly loses her footing and ends up smothering the matriarch's head with her rump.

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