Legacy Content

Toon Talk: Pooh's Heffalump Movie
Page 2 of 2

Peter Cullen also returns as Eeyore; the depressed donkey must be a little sore that they skipped over him as the star of the fourth movie … may I suggest that the inevitable next Pooh movie be titled Eeyore: Is It My Turn Yet?

Toon Talk Rating: B-

(c) Disney

Toon Talk Top 10 - Technicolor Pachyderms:

The Heffalumps aren’t the only elephantine characters from Disney:

  1. Five years before Dumbo, Elmer Elephant was the star of his own Silly Symphony short, appropriately titled Elmer Elephant (1936).
  2. Pluto isn’t too keen on Bobo, Mickey’s Elephant, in this 1936 short.
  3. Elephanchine and her fellow ballerinas make a memorable appearance in the Dance of the Hours segment in Fantasia (1940).
  4. A circus full of elephants (including Mrs. Jumbo and her little Jumbo Junior, not to mention all those Pink Elephants on Parade) appears in Dumbo (1941).
  5. The sweet-natured Dolores co-starred in three shorts alongside the likes of Goofy and Donald Duck, beginning with 1945’s Tiger Trouble.
  6. Colonel Hathi led his ragtag Jungle Patrol (a “crackerjack brigade?) in The Jungle Book (1967).
  7. Eleroo, half-elephant/half-kangaroo, was one of The Wuzzles in the 1985 animated television series.
  8. In the midst of the Vietnam War, Danny Glover leads Operation Dumbo Drop (1995), a special mission involving an elephant named Tai and a very large parachute.
  9. As the George of the Jungle (1997) theme song states: “Elephant Shep can fetch a log/He’s man’s best friend/he’s George’s ‘dog’.?
  10. One of the ape-man’s best friends is the nervous pachyderm Tantor, prone to hypochondria, in Tarzan (1999).


Coming Soon in Toon Talk:

  • One of Walt’s true masterpieces, Bambi, is feted in a new Platinum Edition DVD (March 1st).
  • Fox Animation presents Robots, a new animated comedy from the makers of Ice Age, starring the voices of Ewan McGregor and Robin Williams (March 11).
  • The Incredibles comes home in a feature-packed two-disc Special Edition DVD, including the new animated short Jack-Jack Attack (March 15th).

And Coming Soon from Buena Vista Home Video:

  • More Disney Princess fun with Disney Princess Stories: Volume 2 and Disney Princess Party: Volume 2 - Tales of Friendship (February 15th).
  • More Pokemon in Pokemon: Destiny Deoxys (February 15th).
  • Three Studio Ghibli classics get the Special Edition treatment: The Cat Returns, Naussica of the Valley of the Wind and Porco Rosso (February 22nd).
  • Ellen Degeneres, of course, stars in Ellen: The Complete Second Season (A&E Home Video, February 22nd).
  • Christopher Lambert and Emmanuelle Seigner star in the sci fi adventure Nirvana (March 1st).
  • Molly Ringwald and Eric Bogosian co-star in the comedy In the Weeds (March 1st).
  • Two recent box office favorites: Renee Zellweger’s comedy sequel Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason; and Ladder 49, the firefighter drama starring John Travolta and Joaquin Phoenix (March 8th).
  • Ryan Phillipe stars in the thriller The I Inside (March 8th).
  • Back to school (in March?) with more TV on DVD favorites: Felicity: The Complete 4th Season, Popular: The Complete 2nd Season and Sweet Valley High: The Complete 1st Season (March 8th).

Discuss It

Related Links

- Kirby C. Holt
-- Logos by William C Searcy,

Kirby is a lifelong Disney fan and film buff. He is also an avid list maker and chronic ellipsis user ...

Took Talk: Disney Film & Video Reviews by Kirby C. Holt is posted whenever there's something new to review.

The opinions expressed by Kirby C. Holt, and all of our columnists, do not necessarily represent the feelings of LaughingPlace.com or any of its employees or advertisers. All speculation and rumors about the future plans of the Walt Disney Company are just that - speculation and rumors - and should be treated as such.

-- Posted February 16, 2005


Next >