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Elmer Elephant (1936)

Approved  |   |  Family, Animation, Short  |  28 March 1936 (USA)
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The other children at a birthday party mock Elmer Elephant for his big nose, but it proves useful when he needs to save the birthday girl from a fire in her tree house.

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Tillie Tiger (voice) (uncredited)
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Elmer brings flowers to Tillie Tiger's sixth birthday party. She leaves for a moment, and all the other animals mock Elmer's trunk. He leaves, and encounters a wise old giraffe. Meanwhile, Tillie's treehouse catches fire, and the monkeys fighting it aren't very effective. Elmer, the giraffe, and a few pelicans unite to put out of the fire and rescue Tillie. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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The Romance of Baby Elephant  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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The pelicans do a brief imitation of Jimmy Durante. See more »

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Referenced in Toby Tortoise Returns (1936) See more »

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A great Silly Symphony
15 September 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Elmer Elephant is a great Silly Symphony and a wonderful childhood gem. It does have a beautiful story, and very heartfelt and well meaning, though out of the Silly Symphonies Ugly Duckling gets my vote as the most heart-rending. You do genuinely feel for Elmer, who gets bullied for his unusually long trunk,then ends up saving the day in one of my favourite Silly Symphony moments, and although the other characters aren't as significant, other than Tillie, they do serve purpose to the well thought out story that doesn't preach in any way.

The animation is lovely, and so is the music, especially when the theme tune goes into a minor key to portray Elmer's sadness. All in all, if you come across this Silly Symphony, watch it-you won't be sorry! 10/10 Bethany Cox


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