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Whispers: An Elephant's Tale (2000)

A baby elephant named Whispers finds himself separated from his mother. On his search to find her, he pairs up with an outcast from another herd and together they brave the wilds of Africa.

Director:

Dereck Joubert

Writers:

Dereck Joubert (story), Beverly Joubert (story) | 3 more credits »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Angela Bassett ... Groove (voice)
Joanna Lumley ... Half Tusk (voice)
Anne Archer ... Gentle Heart (voice)
Debi Derryberry ... Whispers (voice)
Kevin Michael Richardson ... Adult Whispers (voice)
Alice Ghostley ... Tuskless (voice)
Betty White ... Round (voice)
Kat Cressida ... Princess (voice)
Joan Rivers ... Spike (voice)
John DiMaggio ... Tough-Tusk / Fulla Bull (voice)
Tone Loc ... Macho Bull (voice)
Jeannie Elias Jeannie Elias ... Stranger / Herd Elephant (voice)
Jim Black Jim Black ... Poacher
Joseph Molekoa Joseph Molekoa ... Poacher
David Mabukane David Mabukane ... Poacher
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

The True-Life Adventure Of A Big Little Hero.

Genres:

Adventure | Family

Certificate:

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Trivia

The elephants portraying the characters of Whispers and Groove were trained animals. All the other elephants were filmed in the wild. See more »

Soundtracks

Great Heart
from Johnny Clegg & Savuka
Lyrics by unknown author
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Cute Elephants But That's It
24 May 2008 | by ChrysanthepopSee all my reviews

Being an animal lover, I decided to watch this film but it offers nothing new. The plot has been done countless times before. The storyline is thin. The voices do not match the characters. It's actually as if the voices were added to a documentary. The film really drags and fails to engage which eventually leads the viewer to lose complete interest. Voice actors Bassett, Derryberry and White do a competent job but the rest sound uninterested. Richardson's voice-over was quite annoying. 'Whispers: An Elephant's Tale' is filmed like a documentary (with unimpressive camera-work) and one is better off watching a documentary instead because at least they'll learn something and perhaps even enjoy the realness more.


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Official Sites:

Disney's Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aventura elefantástica See more »

Filming Locations:

Botswana

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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Walt Disney Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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