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Anoop and the Elephant

Fun-packed comedy for kids, in which a boy befriends a baby elephant – then teams up with his friends to stop it being sold

Children's 1972 52 mins Not rated

Director: David Eady


Young Anoop, on a school camping trip, unexpectedly ends up adopting a baby elephant from a circus pitched nearby. He and his friends team up with a concerned clown to prevent the pachyderm being sent away with a mean businessman and his silly son, who want to take it abroad. This charmingly old-school circus comedy for kids is full of fast and furious fun.

This was to be young star Anoop Singh's only film, but he is joined here by two child actors who would, years later, become better known as grown-ups: Linda Robson and Phil Daniels. Meanwhile, staunch adult support is provided by film and television character stalwart Damaris Hayman and moustachioed comedy veteran Jimmy Edwards.