We've seen a shoe fly. We've seen a house fly. Thanks to Disney we've seen a bloody elephant fly! But ironically it was the contents of Walt's own man purse that was doing the flying (out of the window) when Dumbo hit the big screen back in 1941. Despite its massive success over the years, especially on VHS and DVD, Dumbo was the unrecognised victim of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbour. With those horrific events taking centre stage viewing figures for Dumbo dwindled way below expectations thus causing it to struggle to claw back its $800,000 budget.