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 »lephant who's just learning to walk on his own four feet, finds himself separated from his loving mother Gentle Heart. In his desperate search to find her, he meets the cynical loner Groove, an outcast from her own herd who never wanted to be a mother. Together, this unlikely pair braves danger after danger on their incredible journey to find water and Whispers' mother. Set in the wilds of Africa, and starring real animals who express themselves with human voices, WHISPERS: AN ELEPHANT'S TALE captures the stunning beauty of nature in all her glory as its inspiring story of family, love, and loyalty unfolds and grabs your heart.« less
"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!"
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!"
Awesome and very touching movie for all ages
da Vinci | 03/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of the most awesome and heartwarming movies I've seen, with a great moral to the story. I loved everything about this movie. It is educational, funny, touching, and the music is really cool. This movie is recommended for every boy and girl and also the adults who still "have a heart" and are touched by warm, good stories with a happy ending. We would "cough up water" for this movie. Watch it, better yet - buy a copy, you won't regret it and your children surely won't."
Great Family Movie!!
S.M. | Louisiana | 03/06/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As old as this movie is, I've only ran across it last year while watching t.v. and found it playing. As a lover of both animals and Africa, I truly loved this movie. This is not a cartoon. It is a real movie with real animals filmed in Beautiful Africa! It's a heartwarming tale of a baby elephant named Whispers who becomes seperated from his mother. He desperately tries to find her and runs upon another female adult elephant named Groove. Groove is alone too, for she is an outcast from her herd but she never wanted to have a "baby". They end up teaming up together... for she can not resist loveable Whispers.... in order to find Whisper's mother. Along the way, they run into many surprises. All the animals in this movie express themselves with real human voices. The voice of Whispers is just adorable. A great Walt Disney movie for the whole family. You experience not only a touching story but also the beauty of Africa itself. I found this movie so good, that I bought it. Very much worth the money. Great movie!"