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Goliath II (1960)

Goliath II is a 6-inch-tall elephant (son of the huge Goliath). He's a big disappointment to his father, but mom is proud of Goliath II anyway. Goliath II is constantly getting into trouble... See full summary »

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Bill Peet (story)
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Complete credited cast:
Sterling Holloway ... Narrator (voice)
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Goliath II is a 6-inch-tall elephant (son of the huge Goliath). He's a big disappointment to his father, but mom is proud of Goliath II anyway. Goliath II is constantly getting into trouble because he's so small. In particular, the tiger Raja looks for every opportunity to try a bite-size taste of elephant. After one incident where he ran away and his mother scolded him, he runs away. After he's rescued, the rest of the elephants are terrified of a mouse, but Goliath II stands his ground. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Elefantungen Goliath See more »

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Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

First Walt Disney production fully animated by the Xerox process for transferring pencil drawings to cells. This was largely because it was considerably cheaper to test the process in a short film as opposed to a full length feature. See more »

Quotes

Mouse: [to Goliath II] Look, kid. I'll give you a break. I'm gonna count to three, and then, if you're not gone, I'LL TEAR YA TO SHREDS! Here goes... One. You better get movin'.
[Goliath doesn't budge]
Mouse: Two. I'm warnin' ya, kid!
[still, Goliath doesn't budge]
Mouse: Three! OKAY, YOU ASKED FOR IT, BUSTER!
[the mouse headbutts Goliath and they get into a tussle]
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Excellent Disney jungle cartoon!
22 July 2017 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

Great cartoon short featuring a herd of proud elephants marching through the jungle, along with a pint-sized outcast named Goliath II. He is frowned upon by the herd leader, his father Goliath I, for his small size. However, he is loved and nurtured by his mother. But, when he gets lost a couple of times, and nearly becoming a meal to a tiger and a crocodile, he gets disciplined by his mother and rebuffed by the herd. But, he might just redeem himself when he chooses to stand up to a pesky mouse while all the other adult elephants escape.

This cartoon short is a nice throwback to the Disney films, featuring recognizable voice actors such as Sterling Holloway, Verna Felton, Barbara Jo Allen, J. Pat O'Malley and Paul Frees. The plot is solid and exciting and the story is full of humor and funny one-liners - loved how Goliath's mom talks back to Goliath I and calls him names.

There are also some slapstick stuff too that will generate some laugh-out-loud moments, particularly courteous to the tiger, and there is a very upbeat and toe-tapping march music serving as the cartoon's score.

The characters and animation serve as a precursor as some sort to the Disney full-length animated film, The Jungle Book, which was released the following year. Fun stuff here - definitely one of the best Disney cartoons out there and one I remember fondly from my childhood.

Grade A


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