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19th Sep '16 4:20:59 AM DaibhidC
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* The title character of ''VideoGame/ElephantQuest'' is both stoically determined to regain his hat, and loyally prepared to undergo {{Side Quest}}s for his friends while he does so. Averted with the other elephants, who are excitable ApatheticCitizens.
18th Aug '16 6:38:38 PM Tre
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* Inverted in the SyFy movie "Mammoth". Scientists reconstituted a mammoth from DNA. It CameBackWrong and went on a murderous rampage.

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* Inverted in the SyFy movie [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci Fi Channel]] [[Film/SyfyOriginalMovie movie]] "Mammoth". Scientists reconstituted a mammoth from DNA. It CameBackWrong and went on a murderous rampage.
21st Jul '16 7:47:41 AM MisterApple
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* Inverted in the comic song "The Elephant" by Michael Flanders and Donald Swann, which starts, "An elephant's life is tedious, laborious, and slow. / I've been an elephant all me life, so I bloomin' well ought to know!" The elephantine narrator then describes how he avoids the dutiful life of the typical elephant by shamming amnesia. "Me mind's a perfect blank. / Now life is very much easier. Amnesier's to thank."
* The British folk song ''Nellie the Elephant'', which later received an AnimatedAdaptation.
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* Inverted in the comic song "The Elephant" by Michael Flanders and Donald Swann, which starts, "An elephant's life is tedious, laborious, and slow. / I've been an elephant all me life, so I bloomin' well ought to know!" The elephantine narrator then describes how he avoids the dutiful life of the typical elephant by shamming amnesia. "Me mind's a perfect blank. / Now life is very much easier. Amnesier's to thank."
* The British folk song ''Nellie the Elephant'', which later received an AnimatedAdaptation.
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* Inverted in the comic song "The Elephant" by Michael Flanders and Donald Swann, which starts, "An elephant's life is tedious, laborious, and slow. / I've been an elephant all me life, so I bloomin' well ought to know!" The elephantine narrator then describes how he avoids the dutiful life of the typical elephant by shamming amnesia. "Me mind's a perfect blank. / Now life is very much easier. Amnesier's to thank."
* The British folk song ''Nellie the Elephant'', which later received an AnimatedAdaptation.
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1st Jul '16 8:33:38 PM DeltaDart
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* In ''Disney/TheJungleBook'', elephants are like honorable, respectable (if not too bright) British army officers.

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* In ''Disney/TheJungleBook'', elephants are like honorable, respectable (if not too bright) [[StiffUpperLip British army officers.officers]].
19th Jun '16 2:16:12 AM Dracis
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* Averted by elephant ice cream vendor Jerry Jumbeaux in ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', a [[FantasticRacism racist jerk]] who refuses service to foxes.

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* Averted by elephant ice cream vendor Jerry Jumbeaux in ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', a [[FantasticRacism racist jerk]] who refuses service to foxes.Nick simply because he's a fox.
19th Jun '16 2:15:34 AM Dracis
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* Averted by elephant ice cream vendor Jerry Jumbeaux in ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', a [[FantasticRacism racist jerk]] who refuses service to foxes.
16th Jun '16 1:38:08 AM Snicka
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* Other shorts Disney elephants include:
** ''[[SillySymphonies Elmer Elephant]]'', where the title character is a heroic anthropomorphic elephant who saves his LoveInterest Tilly Tiger from a fire.
** ''Disney/GoliathII'' is about a [[AnimalsNotToScale mouse-sized]] elephant who wants to get the respect of his pompous father.
* Lumpy from ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh'', and his kind mother.

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* Other shorts In the Disney elephants include:
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short ''[[SillySymphonies Elmer Elephant]]'', where the title character is a heroic anthropomorphic elephant who saves his LoveInterest Tilly Tiger from a fire.
** * The short ''Disney/GoliathII'' is about a [[AnimalsNotToScale mouse-sized]] elephant who wants to get the respect of his pompous father.
* Lumpy from ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh'', ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh'' and his mother are both kind mother.and heroic Heffalumps (elephant-like creatures) - in stark contrast with the other, villainous Heffalumps of the franchise.
29th Apr '16 8:39:53 PM BattleMaster
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* In ''Series/{{Primeval}}'', a Columbian mammoth saves James Lester from a Future Predator in one episode. At the beginning of the episode he'd been making jokes about selling the mammoth for ivory. At the end of the episode, [[CrowningMomentofHeartwarming he brings it treats]] and cements his status as a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.

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* In ''Series/{{Primeval}}'', a Columbian mammoth [[SummonBiggerFish saves James Lester from a Future Predator Predator]] in one episode. At the beginning of the episode he'd been making jokes about selling the mammoth for ivory. At the end of the episode, [[CrowningMomentofHeartwarming he brings it treats]] and cements his status as a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
27th Apr '16 8:00:00 PM Naram-Sin
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* OlderThanFeudalism example: In the ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reynard Roman de Renart]]'', a [[OlderThanTheyThink 12th century parody]] of [[TheLowMiddleAges Medieval Feudalism]] where [[AnimalStereotypes carnivores are nobles and herbivores are peasants]], the elephant was allowed to join the lion's royal court because of his great intelligence.

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* OlderThanFeudalism example: In the ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reynard Roman de Renart]]'', ''Literature/ReynardTheFox'', a [[OlderThanTheyThink 12th century parody]] of [[TheLowMiddleAges Medieval Feudalism]] where [[AnimalStereotypes carnivores are nobles and herbivores are peasants]], the elephant was allowed to join the lion's royal court because of his great intelligence.
26th Apr '16 3:59:49 PM Naram-Sin
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* In ''Series/WalkingWithBeasts'', honorability seems to increase in the proboscidean family tree as it gets closer to modern elephants:
** In ''Mammoth Journey'', female woolly mammoths and their young live in family groups that stick together and quietly help each other when facing predators and climatic hardships. The most unprovoked aggression seen consists of an adult male on heat chasing a bison herd away with a mildly threatening trotting and an old male scaring two cave lions out of his way when he migrates south. Said lions are feeding on a human carcass.
** [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deinotheriidae Deinotheres]] in ''Next of Kin'', in contrast, are sadistic bullies that seem to revel on [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman chasing hominids]] out of waterholes or because they are on heat. Bear in mind that this is as much elephantine behavior as the one exhibited by the mammoths. The series gives all positive traits to one lineage and all negative traits to the other, who also happens to be [[WhatMeasureIsANonCute the uglier, less elephant-looking one.]]
** Goofy-looking [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moeritherium moeritheres]] in ''Whale Killer'' are [[GentleGiant perfect pacifists]] that don't really look or act like elephants. One is chased by the threatening ''Basilosaurus'', but unlike most prey animals in the series it is given the chance to escape.

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* In ''Series/WalkingWithBeasts'', honorability seems to increase in the proboscidean family tree as it gets closer to modern elephants:
elephants.
** In ''Mammoth Journey'', "Mammoth Journey", female woolly mammoths and their young live in family groups that stick together and quietly help each other when facing predators and climatic hardships. The most unprovoked aggression seen consists of an adult male on heat chasing a bison herd away with a mildly threatening trotting and an old male scaring two cave lions out of his way when he migrates south. Said lions are feeding on a human carcass.
** [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deinotheriidae Deinotheres]] in ''Next "Next of Kin'', Kin", in contrast, are sadistic bullies that seem to revel on [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman chasing hominids]] out of waterholes or because they are on heat. Bear in mind that this is as much elephantine behavior as the one exhibited by the mammoths. The series gives all positive traits to one lineage and all negative traits to the other, who also happens to be [[WhatMeasureIsANonCute the uglier, less elephant-looking one.]]
** Goofy-looking [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moeritherium moeritheres]] in ''Whale Killer'' "Whale Killer" are [[GentleGiant perfect pacifists]] that don't really look or act like elephants. One is chased by the threatening ''Basilosaurus'', but unlike most prey animals in the series it is given the chance to escape.
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