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Q: cartoon ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: cartoon
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Television
Asked by: pusface-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 29 Aug 2006 15:15 PDT
Expires: 28 Sep 2006 15:15 PDT
Question ID: 760600
What's the name of the cartoon from the 60s about an inept elephant and which
used to end with a lion saying: "crazy elephant"?
Subject: Re: cartoon
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 29 Aug 2006 15:33 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello Pusface,

I believe you recall the cartoon Sydney the Elephant.

?The Elephant was both bumbling and, in the spirit of the times,
neurotic. The cartoons were mostly about his friends, Stanley the Lion
and Cleo the Giraffe, trying to keep him from knocking down the whole

?Over a dozen and a half Sidney cartoons were made, the last few
appearing only on TV as part of the 1963-64 Hector Heathcote show.?

?Sidney's Family Tree? featured a childish adult elephant who had to
be watched over constantly by his less-neurotic companions, Stanley
the Lion and Cleo the Giraffe.?

Produced by: Terrytoons 
First Appeared: 1958 
Creator: Gene Deitch



?Whining, depressed forty-two-year old orphan pachyderm (a.k.a. "Silly
Sydney") that debuted on the theatrical cartoon shorts Sick, Sick
Sydney and Sidney's Family Tree. (1958). Sidney lives in the jungles
of Africa. When he is unhappy (which is all the time) he asks for
advice and comfort from his friends Stanley the Lion and Cleo the
Giraffe. Created by Gene Deitch and produced by Terrytoons, the Sydney
character was first released to theaters and later aired as a
component of the Saturday morning cartoon THE HECTOR HEATHCOTE


Search terms used:
lion elephant cartoon
Sydney the Elephant

I hope the information provided is helpful!

Best regards,
pusface-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $2.00
Very impressive

Subject: Re: cartoon
From: bobbie7-ga on 30 Aug 2006 14:39 PDT
Thank you for the tip and five stars!

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