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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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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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[Goliath II decides to run away from the elephant herd, but he is captured by Raja, but Goliath's mother grabs the tiger by the tail and throws him into the mouth of a crocodile]
Narrator: Well, that was the end of old Raja.
[a dazed Raja climbs out of the crocodile's mouth and runs off]
Narrator: At least, he was never seen again.
[the next day, Goliath II's mother angrily spanks Goliath for running away]
Narrator: But it wasn't the end of Goliath's troubles. No, not by any means.
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Very good longish short from Disney
8 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

This cartoon, nominated for an Oscar, continues Disney's tendency in the latter 1950s-early 1960s to do short animation that was longer than the typical 6-8 minute length that had been the norn in the 1930s and 1940s. Although not entirely fresh ground (Warner Brothers explored the same basic concept before), Disney gives this a warm and fuzzy feel and then leavens it with enough humor to make it work splendidly. Sterling Holloway's narration is splendid, as always. As with all too much of the Mouse's older material, this is out of print, but it runs on The Ink and Paint Club on occasion. Recommended.


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