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Whispers: An Elephant's Tale (2000)

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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 ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Groove (voice)
Half Tusk (voice)
Gentle Heart (voice)
Whispers (voice)
Adult Whispers (voice)
Tuskless (voice)
Round (voice)
Princess (voice) (as Kat Cressida)
Spike (voice)
Tough-Tusk / Fulla Bull (voice)
Macho Bull (voice)
Jeannie Elias ...
Stranger / Herd Elephant (voice)
Jim Black ...
Joseph Molekoa ...
David Mabukane ...


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 KGF Vissers

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The True-Life Adventure Of A Big Little Hero.




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my son loves this movie
6 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have a three and a five year old. They both love this movie. I think adults that try to rate kids' movies need to take into account that they are not the intended audience. Kids don't care if the plot and theme have been overdone. They don't care if the voices and the animal movement done sync up perfectly, although I actually think they did a pretty good job with this movie. I am actually always impressed when anyone can pull off a movie like this with wild animals. In fact, although I've seen lots of movies with cats, dogs, cows, etc. I haven't seen many with what are essentially wild animals, even if they'r from a zoo. I don't know where or how they filmed this, but I thought they did a great job, and again, my kids love this movie. It's definitely oriented toward kids, it's not too scary and it's got just enough action in it. I totally disagree with the harsh reviews above, and I'm not an easy sell. It's perfect for young ones.

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