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Whispers - An Elephant's Tale
Whispers - An Elephant's Tale
Actors: Pinto Colvig, Clarence Nash, Angela Bassett, Joanna Lumley, Anne Archer
Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Dereck Joubert, Jack Hannah
Genres: Kids & Family, Documentary
G     2001     1hr 12min

In the tradition of Disney's HOMEWARD BOUND, Disney's heartwarming, thrilling, and majestic WHISPERS: AN ELEPHANT'S TALE is an unforgettable adventure your entire family will love. Whispers, an innocent and adorable baby e...  more »


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Actors: Pinto Colvig, Clarence Nash, Angela Bassett, Joanna Lumley, Anne Archer
Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Dereck Joubert, Jack Hannah
Creators: Dereck Joubert, Beverly Joubert, Bill Berg, Holly Goldberg Sloan, Jordan Moffet
Genres: Kids & Family, Documentary
Sub-Genres: 10-12 Years, Comedy, Family Films, Documentary
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 10/23/2001
Original Release Date: 02/06/1948
Theatrical Release Date: 02/06/1948
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 12min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Sharon F. (Shar) from HIALEAH, FL
Reviewed on 11/30/2022...
I enjoyed learning about elephants and their herd-pack mentality. Some very cute footage of the baby elephant playing and learning to be an elephant.
Daren B. from LOS ANGELES, CA
Reviewed on 9/10/2020...
This movie is best for small children.

It is frustrating due to a lack of accuracy regarding elephants. In the wild, if a group of elephants finds a lone baby, they will take care of the baby. During the first 2 years of their life elephants need to breast feed. Mother's milk is their exclusive food. They can breast feed for 3 years.

If you did not know anything about elephants you might find this movie entertaining.

Movie Reviews

Suicidal Cartoons
rheide | Kansas City | 10/25/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)

"We recently enjoyed watching the elephants walk around and talk to each other. After the feature film, we started watching one of the bonus cartoons that came with the DVD. This cartoon short was called "Clown of the Jungle".

The cartoon starts with a bird smoking a big stogie. After enjoying his cigar, he decides that life is too much to handle and attempts to kill himself.

Twice during the cartoon the character is seen holding a gun to his head.
Twice during the cartoon the character is seen with a noose around his neck.
Finally, since he didn't manage to kill himself using those methods, he decided that drinking poison was the only way to go.

My 2 & 4 year old girls really enjoyed this, next weekend they want to watch Faces of Death or maybe HBO's Autopsy.

On a more serious note, when I was growing up, we would see this all the time, but I think things have changed a bit since then. Of the millions of cartoon clips, I'm a little shocked to see one of this nature on a G Rated Disney DVD.

Real story of nature with a heart!
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie was great fun! The realistic cinematography of all the animals in the wild was very educational and beautiful! Whispers is adorable and all the other elephants are fun to watch. The music was fantastic and the story is heart warming! A great movie for kids and adults alike, especially animal and nature lovers!"
Very Heartwarming!
Alex | United States | 10/26/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I don't generally like Disney's straight to video movies, but since my family bought it, I decided to watch it. It was surprisingly good! It's about a little elephant who wasn't even named when a group of pochers attacked causing he and his mother to seperate. With her promise to find him someday, he joins with a not so kind elephant, Grove, who teaches him how to stay clear of poachers and lions. Giving up hope of his mother still being alive, he accepts grove as his mother, who names him Whispers because thats the noise he makes when hi tries to make an elephants roar. But when Grove is shot by pochers in an attempt to save Whispers, he must find home in the wild jungle. The special features are two animated shorts. One starring goofy attempting to bathe an elephant. The other with Donald trying to take pictures of a wacky bird. The box claims that the film is in fullscreen, but I found a widescreen version is actually what is on the disk. There is also a Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound soundtrack. Buy Whispers today!"