VIDEO: Dapper Dans Perform “When I See An Elephant Fly”
Even though the Disney Parks may be temporarily closed it doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy some Disney Magic while we wait. The fan favorite Dapper Dans are bringing us another installment of #DisneyMagicMoments. The Disneyland Park Dapper Dans have come together (virtually of course) from the comfort of their homes to perform the iconic song “When I See An Elephant Fly” from the classic Walt Disney Animation Studios film “Dumbo“.
The Dapper Dans are a fantastic barbershop quartet that sing harmonies wile playing chimes, tap dancing, and sometimes even regaling us with a little vaudeville humor. Although there are many “Dapper Dans”, they usually only perform as a 4-man group singing a selection of a capella Americana and Disney tunes. When performing in the parks some of the tunes you might might here include:
- “Yankee Doodle Dandy”
- “Strolling Through the Park”
- “Mr. Sandman”
- “If You’re Happy and You Know It”
- “Zip-a-Dee Doo Dah”
Dapper Dans – “When I See An Elephant Fly”
“When I See An Elephant Fly” is from the Disney Classic “Dumbo” which was released in 1941. In the film it is performed by the Crows while teasing Timothy Mouse about the silly idea of flying elephants. The song was originally performed by Cliff Edwards, Jim Carmichael and the Hall Johnson Choir. Fun Fact: Cliff Edwards (“Dandy Crow” in Dumb) also voiced Jiminy Cricket in the 1940 Disney release of Pinocchio.
I know that stopping an listening to the Dapper Dans on Main Street, U.S.A. is a must do for our family. How about yours? Let us know in the comments below of your favorite Dapper Dans memory.
Source Credit: Disney Parks Blog
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