Elmer Elephant (1936)

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Little Elmer Elephant skips through the woods gathering a bouquet of flowers as a gift for Tillie Tiger, who is guest of honor at a birthday party. Tillie gives Elmer a kiss, whereupon the jealous animal kids decide to humilitate the pint-sized pachyderm by poking cruel fun at his huge trunk ("Look at Elmer's beezer, golly what a sneezer!") But Elmer teaches the youngsters a lesson when--with the help of such other odd-looking "outcasts" as Joe Giraffe and a trio of Durante-like pelicans--he uses his trunk to put out a fire which threatens the life of the terrified Tilly. Though it could have been oppressively cute and moralistic, this mid-1930s "Silly Symphony" delivers some solid laughs along with its message.