Jumbo the Elephant: From The Star Of London To The Greatest Show On Earth
Almost everyone’s heard of Walt Disney’s Dumbo. However, most of them have never heard of Jumbo, the real-life elephant that Disney’s fictional flying elephant was loosely based on. Jumbo’s incredible story crosses paths with Queen Victoria, P.T. Barnum, and copious amounts of alcohol.
Writer-director Christine Nielsen called him "The world's first animal superstar." At 11 feet 6 inches and 13,000 pounds the enormous creature drew hordes of crowds, becoming a beloved favorite from the London Zoo to “The Greatest Show On Earth.”