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Just days after the birth of baby elephant New Boy, human hunters arrive late at night and decimate the herd. Faced with the loss of their family, New Boy and Big Brother set off across the African plain in search of a future. At a nearby watering hole, New Boy encounters a flamboyant flamingo, who leads him to believe that he will find his lost mother at the end of the rainbow. Though Big Brother knows better, he can only hope that a new elephant herd will eventually take them in, and the two siblings continue their search. A Chimp and Giraffe soon join them, orphans as well, and though rivalries emerge, the foursome trek on across landscape both magnificent and treacherous. Together they brave dust storms, crocodiles, grass fires, and ferocious wolfhounds. Ultimately, in a climactic battle with ruthless poachers, they come to trust and depend on each other, and find that leadership and bravery comes in all shapes, sizes, and fur colours.

 
 
ELEPHANT TALES
 
Australia/France / 2006 / 90 min / 35 mm / colour / adventure

Director : Mario Andreacchio
Script : Mario Andreacchio, Denis Whitburn, John Wild
Cinematography : Jean-Jacques Bouhon
Editing : Suresh Ayyar
Music :  Frank Strangio
Production : Mario Andreacchio, Georges Campana