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Elephant Tales (2006)

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Teenage Zef and little brother, Tutu, are two happy elephants. Who wouldn't be with the biggest backyard in the world to play in? - the wild plains of Africa. They merrily chase zebras, ... See full summary »

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Mario Andreacchio
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Credited cast:
Patrick Bry Patrick Bry ... Poacher 1
Aymeric Lecerf Aymeric Lecerf ... Poacher 2
Boris Ventura-Diaz Boris Ventura-Diaz ... Poacher 3
Xavier Clément Xavier Clément ... Poacher 4
Jonathan Patrick Moore ... Zef (voice) (as Jono Wood)
Anni Lindner Anni Lindner ... Stretch (voice) (as Annie Lindner)
Patrick Floersheim Patrick Floersheim ... Chump (voice)
Len Firth Len Firth ... Cheetah #1 / Cattle & Zebras / Owl / Warthog / Crocodile (voice)
Dorinda Hafner Dorinda Hafner ... Cheetah #2 (voice)
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Jean-François Balmer ... (voice)
Richard Bohringer ... (voice)
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Teenage Zef and little brother, Tutu, are two happy elephants. Who wouldn't be with the biggest backyard in the world to play in? - the wild plains of Africa. They merrily chase zebras, ostriches and warthogs, scarring them silly. There is a whole bunch of fun stuff to be doing and Zef is just the big brother to show Tutu how to get into all kinds of (mischievous) trouble. Until their mother and the family herd are taken from them in the dark of one dreadful night by The Badness. To cover up the truth of their fate from Tutu, Zef makes up a story about a rainbow taking their mum to the sky. Now, Tutu needs to find that rainbow and their mum. Zef wants to find a new herd, a new family. Their journey in search of both takes them on a high adventure - with the help of some ditsy rainbow Cranes, a very unusual vegetarian vulture and a few surprising types with some entertaining takes on the jungle. Along the way Zef and Tutu are joined by three other orphaned animals - Chump, a chimp ... Written by Denis Whitburn

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herd | elephant | animal | jungle | plain | See All (28) »

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G | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

MGM | Official Site

Country:

Australia | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Pequenos Grandes Elefantes See more »

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Budget:

AUD 7,403,136 (estimated)
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(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Two elephant brothers who are left orphaned seek out family.
28 May 2009 | by aerin_darqueSee all my reviews

If you must watch this movie, do so with the sound off - and perhaps an assortment of music for background noise instead. The elephants are both supposed to be boys, yet the younger brother, TuTu, is obviously performed by a woman trying to sound like a child. The effect is exceptionally annoying. As if this were not bad enough, the dialogue is insufferable. The lines are both poorly written AND poorly delivered. The story is narrated by two cheetahs who at least attempt to sound African, but all other roles are done in various accents - none of them consistent or ethnic. The overall result is campy at best. If my two year old hadn't been interested, I would have turned it off. As it was, my ten year old, eleven year old, my spouse and myself had to leave the room before the movie was part over. Toddlers and preschoolers may enjoy it. Perhaps even kindergartners. Any one over age five should either steer clear, or listen to their ipod in lieu of the movie sound.


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