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One Lucky Elephant (2011)

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Where does an elephant go after a life in the circus? Sixteen years have passed since circus producer David Balding adopted Flora, the orphaned baby African elephant he lovingly raised as part of his family and made the star of his show. As Flora approaches adulthood, he realizes that she is not happy performing. Ultimately, David must face the difficult truth that the circus is no place for Flora. She needs to be with other elephants. The road to Flora's retirement, however, is a difficult and emotional journey which tests their bond in unexpected ways. Ten years in the making, One Lucky Elephant explores the consequences of keeping wild animals in captivity, while never losing sight of the delicate love story at its heart.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
96% - Fresh
73% - Upright

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 8th, 2011 (Limited)
Running Time: 81 minutes
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Keywords: Circus, Animal Lead, Biography, Mental Illness
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: One Lucky Elephant, Sandbar Pictures, Crossover Productions
Production Countries: United States


Ivor David Balding    Himself
Laura Balding    Herself
Scott Blais    Himself
Carol Buckley    Herself
Gay Bradshaw, Ph.D.    Herself
Raul Gomez    Himself
Ron Magill    Himself
Cecil McKinnon    Himself
Toni Schamadan    Herself
Anouk Schmidt    Himself
George Smith    Himself
Willie Theison    Himself
Randy Tucker    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Lisa Leeman
Screenwriter    Cristina Colissimo
Producer    Cristina Colissimo
Producer    Jordana Glick-Franzheim
Editor    Kate Amend
Editor    Tchavdar Georgiev
Executive Producer    Greg Little
Executive Producer    Elizabeth Zox Friedman
Cinematographer    Sandra Chandler
Co-Producer    Miriam Cutler
Composer    Miriam Cutler

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