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21 January 1960 (USA) See more »
Goliath II is a 6-inch-tall elephant (son of the huge Goliath). He's a big disappointment to his father... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Sterling Holloway ... Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Barbara Jo Allen ... Goliath II's Mother (voice) (uncredited)

Mel Blanc ... Raja the Tiger (voice) (uncredited)

Kevin Corcoran ... Goliath II (voice) (uncredited)

Verna Felton ... Eloise (voice) (uncredited)

Paul Frees ... The Mouse (voice) (uncredited)

J. Pat O'Malley ... Goliath I (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Wolfgang Reitherman 
Writing credits
Bill Peet (story)

Produced by
Walt Disney .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
George Bruns 
Animation Department
Collin Campbell .... layout artist
Eric Cleworth .... character animator
Basil Davidovich .... layout artist
Vance Gerry .... layout artist
Blaine Gibson .... character animator
Ralph Hulett .... color stylist
Bill Keil .... character animator
Hal King .... character animator
Gordon Legg .... background artist
John Lounsbery .... directing animator
Dick N. Lucas .... character animator (as Dick Lucas)
Cliff Nordberg .... character animator
Amby Paliwoda .... character animator
John Sibley .... character animator
Richard H. Thomas .... background artist
Thelma Witmer .... background artist
Crew believed to be complete

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15 min
Color (Technicolor)
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
UK:U | USA:Approved (PCA #16212)

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Much of the animation was later re-used for the elephants in The Jungle Book (1967/I).See more »
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!
[Goliath's mother snatches him by the tail saving him as the crocodile chomps into nothing]
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Perils Of A Pint-sized Pachyderm, 19 July 2003
Author: Ron Oliver ( from Forest Ranch, CA

A Walt Disney Cartoon.

Tiny GOLIATH II is a disgrace to the rest of the elephant herd - until he encounters a bullying mouse...

This two-reeler was based on a story by the celebrated children's author Bill Peet. Various elements of the animation will invariably remind viewers of DUMBO (1941) and the forthcoming JUNGLE BOOK (1967). The film is helped immeasurably by the narration of Sterling Holloway.

Walt Disney (1901-1966) was always intrigued by pictures & drawings. As a lad in Marceline, Missouri, he sketched farm animals on scraps of paper; later, as an ambulance driver in France during the First World War, he drew comic figures on the sides of his vehicle. Back in Kansas City, along with artist Ub Iwerks, Walt developed a primitive animation studio that provided animated commercials and tiny cartoons for the local movie theaters. Always the innovator, his ALICE IN CARTOONLAND series broke ground in placing a live figure in a cartoon universe. Business reversals sent Disney & Iwerks to Hollywood in 1923, where Walt's older brother Roy became his lifelong business manager & counselor. When a mildly successful series with Oswald The Lucky Rabbit was snatched away by the distributor, the character of Mickey Mouse sprung into Walt's imagination, ensuring Disney's immortality. The happy arrival of sound technology made Mickey's screen debut, STEAMBOAT WILLIE (1928), a tremendous audience success with its use of synchronized music. The SILLY SYMPHONIES soon appeared, and Walt's growing crew of marvelously talented animators were quickly conquering new territory with full color, illusions of depth and radical advancements in personality development, an arena in which Walt's genius was unbeatable. Mickey's feisty, naughty behavior had captured millions of fans, but he was soon to be joined by other animated companions: temperamental Donald Duck, intellectually-challenged Goofy and energetic Pluto. All this was in preparation for Walt's grandest dream - feature length animated films. Against a blizzard of doomsayers, Walt persevered and over the next decades delighted children of all ages with the adventures of Snow White, Pinocchio, Dumbo, Bambi & Peter Pan. Walt never forgot that his fortunes were all started by a mouse, or that childlike simplicity of message and lots of hard work always pay off.

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