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Music Monday: When I See an Elephant Fly

A couple days ago, Disney Parks Blog shared this fun video:

Disneyland Resort fans know that our attractions need a bit of scrubbing and polishing every now and then. But when the attraction in question is the world famous Jungle Cruise, and the scrubbing and polishing involves one rather hefty bull elephant ... well then, you just call in a helicopter.

I couldn't help but be reminded of the song, "When I See an Elephant Fly" from Dumbo, Disney's fourth animated movie released in 1941.  In the movie, the crows laugh hysterically at the thought that an elephant could fly. Remember that in 1941, commercial planes were not an everyday occurrence, too. So imagining anything but a bird flying was simply ridiculous. 

 Photo from D23

Photo from D23

When I See an Elephant Fly is sung by the crows to Timothy Mouse when he tells them about Dumbo, an elephant who can fly. The song was written by Oliver Wallace and Ned Washington. The lead crow was voiced by Disney Legend Cliff Edwards, who is best known for being the voice of Jiminy Cricket

So next time you near any of the Disney Parks, you never know what you might see overhead. It's all part of the magic, right?

Happy Music Monday!