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 »

Writer:

(story)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Winnie the Pooh and his friends experience high winds, heavy rains, and a flood in Hundred Acre Wood.

Director: Wolfgang Reitherman
Stars: Sebastian Cabot, Sterling Holloway, John Fiedler
Documentary | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The true story behind various nursery rhymes is explored.

Directors: Bill Justice, Wolfgang Reitherman
Stars: Page Cavanaugh Trio, Kevin Corcoran, John Dehner
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Christopher Robin's bear attempts to raid a beehive in a tall tree.

Director: Wolfgang Reitherman
Stars: Sterling Holloway, Junius Matthews, Hal Smith
Paul Bunyan (1958)
Animation | Short | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The life, career, and challenges of the legendary giant lumberjack.

Director: Les Clark
Stars: Bill Lee, The Mellomen, Thurl Ravenscroft
Family | Short | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A delivery stork mistakenly delivers Lambert, a lion cub, to a flock of sheep. The mother won't let the stork take him back, so Lambert is raised as a sheep, but he just doesn't fit in. He ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Hannah
Stars: Sterling Holloway, Candy Candido, June Foray
Comedy | Family | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Little Ferdinand would much rather smell the flowers than butt heads with the other cows. When the men come to choose the bull for the fight, Ferdinand accidentally sits on a bumblebee. The... See full summary »

Director: Dick Rickard
Stars: Don Wilson, Milt Kahl
Animation | Short | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Mickey, Donald, and Goofy live in a land where everything is dried up and dead. The only food they have is one loaf of bread, even Donald's plans of killing their cow fail. So Mickey ... See full summary »

Directors: Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts
Stars: Walt Disney, Clarence Nash, Pinto Colvig
Pigs Is Pigs (1954)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Flannery is a station master who does everything by the book. One day, a package of guinea pigs arrives at his station. Flannery assumes by their name that they are pigs but one customer, ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Kinney
Stars: Bob Hamlin, Bill Lee, The Mellomen
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Two stylized nursery rhymes are shown. First is "The House That Jack Built" as told with a variety of characters composed of letters that spell out their names (Example: the cow is made up ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Justice
Family | Comedy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A pelican and a snipe set up light housekeeping in a lighthouse. The pelican flies in his sleep, dreaming that he's a dive bomber, and the snipe saves him.

Director: Hamilton Luske
Stars: Sterling Holloway
Aquamania (1961)
Family | Comedy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Mr. X buys a boat and inadvertently enters the water-skiing race. With Junior driving, with no experience, he's a bit out of his league.

Director: Wolfgang Reitherman
Stars: Pinto Colvig, Kevin Corcoran, John Dehner
Ben and Me (1953)
Certificate: Passed Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A mouse tells the story of how he guided Benjamin Franklin to success and prominence.

Director: Hamilton Luske
Stars: Sterling Holloway, Hans Conried, Charles Ruggles
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Narrator (voice)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 January 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Elefantungen Goliath  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

First Walt Disney production fully animated by the Xerox process for transferring pencil drawings to cells. This was largely because it was considerably cheaper to test the process in a short film as opposed to a full length feature. See more »

Quotes

Goliath II's Mother: [seeing that Eloise is about to walk on Goliath II without notice] ELOISE!
[Eloise stops as Goliath II plays with a butterfly]
Goliath II's Mother: Why don't you watch where you're going, you - you clumsy ox!
Eloise: [furiously] Now, don't you 'clumsy ox' me! I can't watch out for your precious little brat; that's your worry. If you think I'm going to pussyfoot around the rest of my life just because...
Goliath II's Mother: [seeing that Goliath II is about to be eaten up by a crocodile] Goliath! GOLIATH!
[...]
See more »

Connections

Edited from Alice in Wonderland (1951) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
hey, wait a minute!
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).


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Voice artists Ted-5
Discuss Goliath II (1960) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?