The Elephant's Song The Elephant's Song

“This is the story of Old Bet, the first circus elephant in America, set to a tune sung by her friend, an old farm dog.”

Directed by Lynn Tomlinson, U.S., 2018.

Technique: Clay-on-glass and oil pastel animation

Screened at over 40 film festivals including Annecy, Hiroshima, Athens Animfest, and Aesthetica. Winner of over 20 awards including audience choice for short animation (Providence Children’s Film Festival), best music (Tofuzi), and the Global Insights Stellar Award (Black Maria Film Festival).

Credits
Animated and directed by Lynn Tomlinson
Written by Lynn Tomlinson and Sam Saper
Music and lyrics: Sam Saper
Vocals: Deletta Gillespie and Brooks Long
Instrumentals and arrangement by Trucker Talk: Abby Becker, Greg Bowen, Jessica Keyes, Rich Kolm
Sound effects: Elsa Lankford
Sound recorded and engineered: Shea Springer, Sweetfoot Studio
Additional animation: Lucy Saper and M.C. Tomlinson

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