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FULL SYNOPSIS

The protagonist of this Oscar-nominated Disney cartoon featurette is a very tiny elephant named Goliath II--so tiny, in fact, that he is hardly any bigger than one of his father's toenails. Alas, in elephant society the bigger you are the better you are, so Goliath II doesn't amount to much in his dad's eyes. But the mini-elephant's mom is proud of her son, and is certain that he will someday prove his worth--provided he doesn't get gobbled up by a crafty tiger. Ultimately, Goliath II becomes a hero when he is the only member of his elephant pack willing to stand up to a bullying mouse. The first Disney cartoon to use the Xerox animation process (later honed to perfection in 1961's 101 Dalmations), Goliath II also proved useful a few years later, when some of its "elephant march" footage was recycled in the 1967 cartoon feature The Jungle Book. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Walt Disney Best Animated Short 1960 Nominee

Cast

Crew

Wolfgang Reitherman
Director
Walt Disney
Producer
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