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10 /10
Average Rating
9.20 /10
Voices of: Edward Brophy, Herman Bing, Verna Felton
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Directed by: Ben Sharpsteen
Written by: Joe Grant, Dick Huemer, from Helen Aberson and Harold Pearl's book

Released: 1941
Origin: US
Colour: C
Length: 64

Small elephant with big ears makes good.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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The ever-delightful Disney tear-jerker looks better and better through the years (not least because, at 65 minutes, it doesn’t outstay its welcome). And even if the crows who sing When I See An Elephant Fly are politically incorrect racial caricatures, they’re jolly entertaining. All the songs are tuneful; the animation is stunning - especially during the drunk sequence - and the story is guaranteed to touch anyone over the age of two. It's also a film with ideals: it celebrates the family, looks for the good in people , and shows sympathy for those different from oneself. A classic cartoon.

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