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Goliath II (1960)

Goliath II is a 6-inch-tall elephant (son of the huge Goliath). He's a big disappointment to his father, but mom is proud of Goliath II anyway. Goliath II is constantly getting into trouble... See full summary »

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Goliath II is a 6-inch-tall elephant (son of the huge Goliath). He's a big disappointment to his father, but mom is proud of Goliath II anyway. Goliath II is constantly getting into trouble because he's so small. In particular, the tiger Raja looks for every opportunity to try a bite-size taste of elephant. After one incident where he ran away and his mother scolded him, he runs away. After he's rescued, the rest of the elephants are terrified of a mouse, but Goliath II stands his ground. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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21 January 1960 (USA)  »

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Elefantungen Goliath  »

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Much of the animation was later re-used for the elephants in The Jungle Book (1967). See more »

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[the mouse has scared all of the elephants away and into the river, except Goliath II, who doesn't budge]
Mouse: [to Goliath II] What's the trouble, buster? Scared stiff?
Goliath II: I'm not scared at all.
Mouse: You're not?
Goliath II: I'm just as big as you are.
Mouse: But that's not the point, kid. I'm a mouse! You're an elephant. At least you look like one. You got a trunk.
[he pulls on Goliath's trunk]
Mouse: Flappy ears!
[he tugs and flaps on Goliath's big ears]
Mouse: Ho-ho-ho! Baggy pants!
[...]
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Featured in The Mouse Factory: Goliath II (1972) See more »

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7 June 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The notable thing about this short cartoon directed by Wolfgang "Woolie" Reitherman (who would go to direct many of the notable Disney movies of the 60's and 70's and was part of the "9 Old Men"), is that it features a few pieces of key animation from The Jungle Book several years before the film while *also* featuring some shots which are clearly taken from older Disney movies (I counted Dumbo and Peter Pan, though I'm sure there are bits from others I missed).

It may be that I notice such things after a lifetime of seeing these things, but I think even if you're only somewhat familiar with the animation it will come up as 'hey, wait a minute, that's Dumbo and his mom, isn't it?' All the same it's a cute short - not much more, but the story, about a tiny elephant who is looked on as a pain in the butt for the other larger elephants and gets into mishaps with a tiger (only to later save them all by, again the Dumbo connection, fighting a mouse that they adults are all scared of), is a charming and substantive story of standing up for yourself against odds even if you're smaller or weaker or whatnot.

It is slight, it is silly, and it feels like an early trial run for The Jungle Book long before Balloo and Bagheera and when Khan looked like a rag-doll version of a tiger. It's fine, it's just not anything highly memorable, aside from its cribbing of shots from other Disney movies (perhaps, no, surely, as a way of cutting corners costwise).


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