Whispers: An Elephant's Tale


1h 12m 2000

Brief Synopsis

The adventures of a baby elephant named Whispers who is separated from his mother. He searches desperately for her but instead, finds the sassy and fiercely independent Groove, an outcast from her own herd and the last elephant in the world to ever be a substitute mom. Unfortunately for Groove, Whis

Film Details

MPAA Rating
G
Genre
Adventure
Comedy
Drama
Family
Release Date
2000
Location
Linyanti, Chobe National Park, Botswana; Chobe National Park, Botswana; Savuti, Chobe National Park, Botswana; Selinda, Chobe National Park, Botswana

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 12m

Synopsis

The adventures of a baby elephant named Whispers who is separated from his mother. He searches desperately for her but instead, finds the sassy and fiercely independent Groove, an outcast from her own herd and the last elephant in the world to ever be a substitute mom. Unfortunately for Groove, Whispers takes hold of her tail and refuses to let go and the two join to make an unlikely family. Through their bickering, singing, laughing and crying they brave the hidden dangers of the dark forest and make their way toward the Great River, a rumored paradise for elephants.

Crew

James Ashwill

Foley Mixer

Billiard Assam

Animal Trainer

Petra Bach

Adr

Todd Ballantine

Production Accountant

Odin Benitez

Sound Editor

Brad Besterlink

Assistant Camera Operator

Gavin Blaire

Pilot

Beth Block

Visual Effects

Mars Bonfire

Song

Elayne Boosler

Screenplay

Susan Bradley

Titles

Dan Bronson

Screenplay

Gary Brown

Production Accountant

Jeanette Browning

Adr

Heather Carr-hartley

Production Manager

Heather Carr-hartley

Special Thanks To

Pat Carr-hartley

Special Thanks To

Sandor Carter

Animal Trainer

Lee-way Chang

Visual Effects

Johnny Clegg

Song Performer

Johnny Clegg

Song

John Cucci

Foley Artist

Michael Curtis

Visual Effects

Deborah Dacher

Post-Production Accountant

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Chris De La Guardia

Color Timer

Kevin Downey

Other

Lange Dube

Song Performer

Ed Easter

Other

Jim Farrell

Camera Operator

Faith Fekana

Song Performer

Jill Franklyn

Screenplay

Dick Gaedule

Animal Trainer

Jonathan Gibson

Special Thanks To

Karen Gibson

Special Thanks To

Lorna Gibson

Special Thanks To

William Gibson

Special Thanks To

Holly Goldberg Sloan

Screenplay

Gordon Goodwin

Other

Gordon Goodwin

Music Conductor

Claudia Grazioso

Screenplay

Randall Guth

Foley Editor

Joel Hodgson

Screenplay

Charles Martin Inouye

Music Editor

Lisa Jaime

Music Editor

Michael Jonascu

Sound Effects Editor

Ankoto Zacharia Joseph

Animal Trainer

Beverly Joubert

Photography

Beverly Joubert

Sound Designer

Beverly Joubert

Story By

Beverly Joubert

From Story

Beverly Joubert

Sound Mixer

Beverly Joubert

Producer

Dereck Joubert

From Story

Dereck Joubert

Camera Operator

Dereck Joubert

Screenplay

Dereck Joubert

Story By

Dereck Joubert

Producer

Dereck Joubert

Director Of Photography

Doc Kane

Adr

Will Kaplan

Music Editor

Faith Kekana

Song Performer

Steve Kempster

Other

Pat Kenly

Other

Lieutenant General Ian Khama

Special Thanks To

Rufus Khoza

Song

William Koshowany

Other

Roger Leitlho

Animal Trainer

Marion Levine

Voice Casting

Linda Lew

Foley Recordist

Paul Linford

Music

Sumanadasa Lokugamage

Animal Trainer

Van Luong

Visual Effects

Martha Luttrell

Special Thanks To

Muller Maas

Helicopter Pilot

David Mabukane

Animal Trainer

James Mann

Camera Operator

Gail K Markley

Sound Supervisor

Gary Matanky

Post-Production Coordinator

Nathan Dambuza Mdledle

Song

Tink Minster

Camera

Jordan Moffet

Screenplay

Joseph Mogotsi

Song

Joseph Molekoa

Animal Trainer

Randall Jay Moore

Animal Trainer

Sarah Moore

Visual Effects

Janelle Ashley Nielson

Assistant Editor

Dan O'connell

Foley Artist

Nena Olwage

Editor

Paul N. J. Ottosson

Sound Effects Editor

Douglas Parker

Assistant Sound Editor

Peter Pearlstein

Helicopter Pilot

Jim Pentecost

Associate Producer

Ron Peterson

Camera Operator

Eric Pinckert

Apprentice

Trevor Rabin

Music

Paul Ratajczak

Rerecording

Brian Raymond

Other

Kimberly Rimer

Production Coordinator

Joe Salazar

Visual Effects

Pernell L Salinas

Assistant Sound Editor

Solange Schwalbe

Sound Effects Editor

Neil Scovell

Screenplay

Scott Sellers

Post-Production Accountant

Bill Shook

Visual Effects

Michael Sweeney

Visual Effects

Doug Ulm

Camera Operator

Jonathan Wales

Rerecording

Booker White

Music

John O Wilde

Foley Editor

Kerry Dean Williams

Adr Editor

Joyce Wilmot

Special Thanks To

Lloyd Wilmot

Special Thanks To

Paul Wilmot

Special Thanks To

Simon Wilmot

Special Thanks To

Robin Zacha

Assistant Sound Editor

Film Details

MPAA Rating
G
Genre
Adventure
Comedy
Drama
Family
Release Date
2000
Location
Linyanti, Chobe National Park, Botswana; Chobe National Park, Botswana; Savuti, Chobe National Park, Botswana; Selinda, Chobe National Park, Botswana

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 12m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 13, 2000

Released in United States on Video October 23, 2001

Fiction feature debut for naturalists and documentary filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert.

Released in United States Fall October 13, 2000

Released in United States on Video October 23, 2001