Pink Elephants on Parade is a segment from the Disney animated movie Dumbo in which Dumbo and Timothy Mouse, after becoming accidentally drunk, see pink elephants sing, dance, and play trumpets. This famous song was written by Oliver Wallace and Ned Washington[1] and sung by the Sportsmen.

The song along with the segment itself has been ingrained in pop culture as an infamous allusion to intoxication. The scene is also notorious as being quite scary for some children and one of the classic "scary scenes" in Disney films most adults still remember from their childhood. For this reason it has been included at Number 90 in retrocrush's "100 Scariest Movie Scenes" in 2004[2] and in a list compiled by filmsite [3]. It is indeed quite understandable that the surreal, nightmarish choreography of the scene, along with the high-pitched music and hypnotic motions and colors, would produce anxiety among children, reminding them of their bad dreams or even febrile delirium. It has also been said that most children who see the film don't understand that Dumbo is drunk and therefore are confused by the hallucination.

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