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Rudyard Kipling (story)
Chuck Jones (written by)
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24 March 1975 (USA) See more »
A unique white seal searches for a refuge for his herd from humans. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Quite a sweet animated adaption of the original Rudyard Kipling story. See more (6 total) »


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Roddy McDowall ... Narrator (voice)

June Foray ... Mackah (voice)

Directed by
Chuck Jones 
Writing credits
Rudyard Kipling (story)

Chuck Jones (written by)

Produced by
Joseph Aidlin .... associate producer (as Joseph W. Aidlin)
Oscar Dufau .... co-producer
Chuck Jones .... producer
Original Music by
Dean Elliott 
Film Editing by
Sam Horta 
Production Design by
Oscar Dufau 
Camera and Electrical Department
Wally Bulloch .... camera operator
Animation Department
Edwin Aardal .... animator (as Ed Aardal)
Hal Ambro .... master animator
Retta Davidson .... assistant animator
Tom Ferriter .... assistant animator
John Gibbs .... animator
Jerry Hathcock .... animator
Marion Jeffress .... ink and paint artist
Don Moore .... background artist
George Nicholas .... master animator
Margaret Nichols .... animator (as Margaret Gruwell)
Lew Ott .... layout artist (as Lewis Ott)
Joe Roman .... animator
Bob Tyler .... assistant animator
Lloyd Vaughan .... special animator
Ed Verreaux .... layout artist
Irv Wyner .... background artist
Other crew
Marian Dern .... creative associate
Marian Dern .... researcher
Peggy Drumm .... production coordinator
Don Foster .... production coordinator
Mary Roscoe .... assistant to producer
Crew believed to be complete

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24 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Quite a sweet animated adaption of the original Rudyard Kipling story., 22 June 2008
Author: Mightyzebra from Scotland

First off, let me say that this is rather different from Rudyard Kipling's original story. However, it does have some dialogue from the original story and is in some ways similar.

Secondly, Chuck Jones did a good job on this. There are a few Chuck Jones-esqe touches in this short film including some sweet slapsticky moments. It is a different from his Looney Tunes works, I will grant you that.

Thirdly, I like this short film for the music from Beethoven featured, the interesting background animation, the character behaviour and the surprising similarity to Rudyard Kipling's story.

This short film is about the seals on Nova Scotia beach, who gather in their thousands every year. One day, a baby white seal is born and his mother believes he will stay white forever. He grows up to be strong and wise and manages to do something very special for the other seals...

I recommend this to people who like short animated films with cute animation and to people who like Rudyard Kipling's original story. Enjoy! :-)

7 and a half out of ten.

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