A young elephant goes on an extraordinary adventure and learns important lessons along the way about friendship, love and courage.


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Credited cast:
Anyarit Pitakkul ...
Nawarat Techarathanaprasert ...
Phoori Hiranyapruk ...
Worathaya Ninlakhooha ...
Pongsak Hiranyapruk ...
Jitrit (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kohtee Aramboy ...
Manoke (voice) (as Koti Arambawy)
Marong / Young Prince Naresuan / Mingyi Swa (voice)
Nanthana Bunlong ...
Saeng-daa (voice)
Nuan / Cha / Cow (voice)
Kon Suay
King Narusean / Ajan / Officer (voice)
Channarong Khuntee-tao ...
Juree Ohsiri ...
Suthep Po-ngam ...
Mahout (voice)
Kon Kluay (voice)


Khankluay is a young elephant who lives his carefree life in a forest, but he's always wondering of his lost father whom he's never met. Inspired by the intention to search for his father, Khankluay leaves the forest and sets his journey to the bigger world. His journey brings such an extraordinary adventure to him. He's experienced so many lessons of life, and finds real friends. Finally, Khankluay becomes a mature elephant who's so brave and powerful, but has a gentle heart. He fights for the king and country until his courage becomes a legend. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements and some battle action | See all certifications »




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Release Date:

2 September 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A kék elefánt  »

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Highest grossing Thai film in 2006 with an approximate box-office receipt of 91 million baht. See more »


Followed by Elephant Kingdom (2016) See more »

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Yes, the cover is misleading
22 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was prepared to not watch this movie with my 4 year old son. It looks really lame on the cover. I was half watching, half reading until I saw the bandits. I closed my book and watched in awe as a beautiful Chinese fable unfolded on the screen. The elephants and humans don't speak to each other but they try to understand each other and everyone learns several real life lessons: Yes fighting is bad and we shouldn't do it, but sometimes you must defend your country and your family....your freedom.

The blue elephant's mother tells him that fighting is bad but then when he is in the middle of a war he fights for what is important to him. This is a wonderful movie to use as a teaching tool for children who have family members in the service, to teach young children that they should not hit but that they shouldn't take a beating also....."is it worth it to get into a fist fight over a toddler toy at preschool - NO, but if someone is hurting you then you can defend yourself." It also works as a defense against adults - if a child understand bullying and tyranny they are more likely to fight against it.

a wonderful movie, especially if you use it as a learning tool.

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