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Jeremiah S. Chechik
Roger Aaron Brown
A nameless baby male elephant was just getting used to life in the herd, when poachers kill his mother, so he runs and gets lost. He's found by a grouchy female, Groove, the sister of a matriarch, who walks off disgusted with life in her herd. Not exactly wholehearted, she still takes the orphan under her wing, 'till we find your herd', but fails to find his herd, or a new home with males -who find him disrespectful and mouthy- or her own herd, which nicknames the kid whispers since his trumpeting is so weak. meanwhile the fear for poachers and (that is, in the movie) lions drives them north over the great river, a long and dangerous journey... Written by
So so tale of an elephant from birth to young adulthood...
1st watched 12/14/2001 - 4 out of 10 (Dir-Dereck Joubert): So so tale of an elephant from birth to young adulthood and all his wonderful adventures.(aka. Losing his mother, losing his best friend, getting attacked by lions, getting attacked by the takers[human hunters] etc.) There is so many rough times for this elephant named Whispers that when you're done watching you're glad you're not an elephant. But seriously, this movie uses the same basic storyline of many better kids movies(Aka. Land Before Time, Homeward Bound etc.), a quest for a better place which for this elephant would be with his mom whom he lost early in the movie. No matter where they go they are stalked by lions and humans so I'm not sure there is any safe haven which is the point of the movie(family is the answer no matter where you are) but despite the attempt to have a genuine positive ending the movie still leaves you depressed, but not ready to stop elephant killers(which I think was the 2nd reason for making the movie). The bottom line is that this movie is ok, but I don't even think it's done well enough for even kids to get through even though the movie is only 72 minutes long.
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