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Child's Guide to Catching an Elephant Kit

Catching an elephant? It’s simple, all just a question of perception. This “mad ad” was created by a stalwart of Cardiff Amateur Cine Society.

Animation & Artists Moving Image 1972 2 mins

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Referred to by its creator as a “mad ad”, this spoof kit will provide any child with everything s/he needs to catch an elephant. It’s simple, just a question of perception, and it all starts with a trunk call! For other animated films by Ian Malcolm, a talented and stalwart member of Cardiff Amateur Cine Society, see 'Legend of the Red Dragon', 'Animal Alphabet', 'A Change in the Weather' and 'ABZ on Sport?'.