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A "family feature" produced by Edge Entertainment:
"What's it like to befriend an elephant? A young boy makes this discovery when he
is introduced to a unique pachyderm, and it changes his perspective on life.
THE IMPOSSIBLE ELEPHANT is a classic story of life-transforming experiences, love, and the
everlasting values of friendship."
THE IMPOSSIBLE ELEPHANT stars Mia Sara, Nicholas Lea, and William Taylor.
It has aired Europe on Sky and Sky Ditigal under the title THE INCREDIBLE ELEPHANT.
From Satellite TV Europe: "Decent children's drama about a bullied boy who has lost his mother and
wishes for the coolest pet, one who never forgets. Lo and behold, next
morning he has a baby elephant for company." So far, it hasn't been released in the U.S. yet.
All Daniel Harris wants is a pet. One night, Daniel
sees a falling star and wishes for the coolest pet he
can imagine. That night, he is shocked to discover a
baby elephant in his back yard, but Daniel's father
(Nicholas Lea - X Files, Vertical Limit) has the
elephant taken to the local zoo. Daniel plans a
dangerous rescue to break 'Lumpy' out of the zoo,
and Lumpy helps by flying over the zoo wall. That's
when Daniel learns that having a special flying
elephant for a friend has a lot of benefits!
Daniel Harris (Mark Rendall) is still reeling from
the loss of his mother. To make matters worse,
he's being hunted by the school bully, a hundred
and fifty pound boy, cruelly nicknamed Butterbutt
(Jordy Becker) by the older kids. All Daniel really
wants is a pet. But his father, Steven (Nicholas
Lea), wishes he'd make some "people" friends
instead. Even Molly (Mia Sara), a close friend of
the family, who has become sort of a surrogate
mother to Daniel has been unable to help. One
night, Daniel sees a falling star and he takes a
wild chance. He wishes for the coolest pet he can
imagine - one his mother told him never forgets.
That night Daniel
hears noises in the
back yard and is
shocked to discover a
baby elephant, which
he promptly names
"Lumpy". The next
morning, Steven is
astonished to find
that Daniel has a real live baby elephant in his
room. Being an investigative reporter, Steven is
also frustrated when he can't figure out where it
initials effort to
off their hands
with Lumpy grows. To Daniel and Lumpy's
dismay, Lumpy is finally taken in by the local zoo.
Strangely, he is rejected by the other elephants;
apparently, they know that young orphaned
elephants often die without their mothers.
get sicker and
sicker in the
confines of the
zoo until he
no one seems to believe Daniel when he explains
that Lumpy may be extra special. The zoo's
keeper, George (William Taylor), cannot see any
other option but to send Lumpy to a larger, more
resourceful zoo to handle his deteriorating
condition. Ultimately, Daniel and his new friend
Gilbert "Trout" Goldberg (Alex Doduk), a nerdy
class genius, decide to plan a dangerous rescue
before Lumpy is shipped off to the San Diego
The Impossible Elephant is about facing the most
difficult situations in life and even when you've
failed before, finding the hope and strength to try
again. For Daniel, it's about standing up for
himself, making new friends, and proving what
his mother taught him is true - there is magic in
the world, if you believe. For Steven, it's about
learning that he can't protect Daniel from every
painful experience. For everyone, it's about
believing that nothing is impossible.
Peace Arch Entertainment holds the US Pay TV
and Free television rights to the project, while
WIC Television holds the Canadian Pay TV and
Free television rights. Edge Entertainment holds
the US and Canadian theatrical and home video
rights to the film. The Impossible Elephant will
be distributed in foreign territories by Carlton
The Impossible Elephant is being produced with
the participation of the Canadian Television
Fund's Equity Investment Program and License
Fee Program, the Canadian Film or Video
Production Tax Credit Program and the
Saskatchewan Employment Tax Credit.
Running time is around 95 minutes. The
Impossible Elephant was filmed on location in
and around Saskatoon, SK.
THE IMPOSSIBLE ELEPHANT premiered at the Sprockets International Film Festival for Children in Toronto, on April 20, 21, and 29 at the Isabel Bader Theatre.
Edge Entertainment Official Page
Saskatoon StarPhoenix article