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Mrs. Jumbo
Background information
Feature films Dumbo
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (cameo)
Television programs Dumbo's Circus (portrait cameo only)
A Poem Is...
Video games Disney's Villains' Revenge
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice Verna Felton (uncredited)
Tress MacNeille (in Disney's Villains' Revenge)
Performance model
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Caring, brave, motherly, good-natured, good-hearted, sweet, strong
Appearance Slender gray Asian elephant, beautiful, blue eyes, black eyelashes, light gray toenails
(in her traditional form): Pink bonnet with a lacey brim and a small bow top, blue rug with a pink border
(in her circus parade form): Long blue floor-length rug with a thick pink border, several teal rounds on the border, a teal backing, and each blue strap horizontally on both sides, an Arabian Prince doll on her head consisting of a frown on its face, tan skin, crossed arms, Indian-style, teal shirt, blue pants, gray Arab-style shoes, and a yellow turban with a teal feather on the front, decorative tent on her back consisting of each teal sash on both sides with a gold border on their ends that carries a pair of tassels on each end and a large loop on its spike, matching lining with a "W" shape in the middle, a couple dots and a diamond underneath it, and a couple more dots on the top of the rippled line, both teal curtains and backing, and a narrow gold cone roof with a round brim and a small sphere on top
(in her reunion form with Dumbo in her private boxcar): Pink brimless cap, white handkerchief (to wave at his flying son with)
Occupation Dumbo's mother
Goal To protect Dumbo
Home Florida Zoo
Circus (on occasion)
Relatives Dumbo (son)
Allies Mr. Stork, her son Dumbo, Timothy Mouse, the crows, and Female Elephants (sometimes)
Enemies Ringmaster (formerly), Clowns (formerly), Elephant Matriarch (formerly), Skinny and his friends.
Likes Her son, Dumbo and his friends
Dislikes Dumbo being threatened
Powers and abilities Her strength
Her trumpets
Weapons Her trunk
Fate Gets reunited with her son in their very own private boxcar.
Quote "Jumbo.... Jr."

Mrs. Jumbo is a major character from the popular 1941 Disney film Dumbo. She is the mother of Dumbo. She has only one line, which is done by an uncredited Verna Felton.


Mrs. Jumbo is very sweet and caring, especially to her son, but is shown to have a fiery and violent side, when she attacked the kids who made fun of Dumbo.



Mrs. Jumbo is first seen one night awaiting Mr. Stork. However, she is saddened when many other animals receive their new children, but not her. In the morning, she is placed on the circus train as the circus leaves Florida. During the train ride, she is visited by Mr. Stork, who had apparently become lost. She names her new baby, Jumbo Jr. The stork leaves, and the other elephants compliment the baby elephant. However, when the baby sneezes and reveals oversized ears, they immediately begin teasing him. Mrs. Jumbo responds by slapping one of the elephants, but they then begin calling him the deriding nickname of Dumbo. Finally, Mrs. Jumbo closes the door to their stalls, allowing her and Dumbo to rest peacefully.

When the circus stops, Mrs. Jumbo assists in the setup of the tent. The next morning, she and Dumbo walk in the circus parade. Dumbo trips over his ears and falls into the mud, and so Mrs. Jumbo bathes him when they return to the circus. Soon after, a group of boys enter the tent and they begin teasing Dumbo. When one boy pulls Dumbo's ears and blows in them, Mrs. Jumbo reacts by spanking him. The Ringmaster arrives and tries to calm her down, but fails. She is assumed to have gone mad, and so is locked up in solitary confinement.

After Dumbo becomes a clown in the circus, his friend Timothy Mouse brings him to visit Mrs. Jumbo. Though her chains prevent her from moving much, she is able to use her trunk to caress her son. However, the visit is all too short, and Mrs. Jumbo waves goodbye.

At the end of the film, Dumbo has become famous for his ability to fly. As a result, Mrs. Jumbo is released, and she and Dumbo are given a private train car. She is last seen caressing her son, and waving goodbye to Jim Crow and his brothers, who had earlier helped Dumbo learn to fly.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Mrs. Jumbo can be easily spotted leaving toward Toontown in the final scene of the 1988 hybrid film.

House of Mouse

Mrs. Jumbo made numerous non-speaking appearances in the 2001-03 series House of Mouse.


  • In the film, the only line Mrs. Jumbo says is "Jumbo.... Jr.". Throughout the rest of the film, she is mute.
  • In the film, it is unknown whether or not she had a husband named Mr. Jumbo and what happened to him; it can be assumed that he either was shipped to another circus/zoo or passed away.
  • Mrs. Jumbo is obviously an Asian elephant while her son Dumbo more resembles an African elephant.
  • Mrs. Jumbo was a character which inspired people to create another elephant character exactly like her known as Goliath II's mother in Goliath II.
  • The animation of Mrs. Jumbo caressing her son, Dumbo during the Baby Mine song was recycled for use in Goliath II for the scene with Goliath II's mother caressing her son, Goliath II.


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