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Ava's Magical Adventure (1994)

Ava is a 10-year-old girl who runs away from home with her best friend, Nellie, a 2-ton circus elephant. They are pursued by everyone from the police to the circus' owner.


Patrick J. Clifton (screenplay) (as Susan D Nimm), Mark Twain (novel)




Credited cast:
Michael J. Anderson ... Stretch
Kaye Ballard ... Leona the Sheriff
Priscilla Barnes ... Sarah
Mitchel Barrett Mitchel Barrett ... Clown
Ben Bottoms Ben Bottoms ... Hooner
Timothy Bottoms ... Slayton
Georg Stanford Brown ... Clayton 'Clay'
Paul Burke Paul Burke ... Clown (as Paul 'Waldo' Burke)
Madison Joyce Clouse Madison Joyce Clouse ... Little Girl (as Madison Breiman)
Patrick Dempsey ... Jeffrey
Rachael Harris Rachael Harris ... Clown
Mark 'Woody' Keppel ... Norman
Kandra King ... Colleen (as Kandra Baker)
David L. Lander ... The Mayor
Tom Murphy Tom Murphy ... Clown


Ava is a 10-year-old girl who runs away from home with her best friend Nellie, a 2-ton circus elephant. They are pursued by everyone from the police to the circus' bearded lady. Written by David Kinne <davros@gargoyle.apana.org.au>

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Comedy | Drama | Family



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Sheriff: You're really looking for a knuckle sandwich aren't you?
Mayor: No, but a piece of pie & a cup of coffee wouldn't break my heart, Colleen?
Colleen: I heard that Mr. Mayor.
Mayor: Oh good. Then you know what I want.
Colleen: I've got Blueberry.
Mayor: That's perfect. Are you registered?
Colleen: Of course.
Mayor: To vote that is!
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Music Score Composed by Mark Holden
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Neither magical nor much of an adventure
30 March 2001 | by dwpollarSee all my reviews

1st watched 3/30/2001 - 3 out of 10(Dir-Patrick Dempsey & Rocky Parker): Ava's magical adventure was neither magical nor much of an adventure. Especially when it's claimed for the emotionless elephant named Ava who is the star of the title(not the picture). This was a badly done attempt to make a movie out of a Mark Twain story called "Stolen White Elephant."(I sure hope his story was better than this movie.) The only thing redeemable was the character that Georg Stanford Brown plays as an escaped convict who befriends the young child who abducts the elephant. The movie seemed confused from the beginning as far as what it wanted to do. At times it was a silly comedy, other times a heartwarming animal-loving story, other times a tearjearker about the lives of the people involved with the story. None of these are carried out very well. What were left with is a mess that I'm sure Twain would turn over in his grave if he had to watch.

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19 October 1994 (USA) See more »

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