The Elephant’s Song

Lynn Tomlinson | 2018 | 8 min.

2019 Official Selection

Based on the true story of Old Bet, The Elephant’s Song is about the elephant at the start of the American Circus, narrated by her canine companion. The music, written by Sam Saper, draws on American folk, blues, and spiritual musical traditions. Animator Lynn Tomlinson’s vibrant clay-on-glass animation looks like a moving oil painting, while segments created using oil pastel over video prints capture a sense of photographic reality.


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