The Impossible Elephant

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The Impossible Elephant
The Impossible Elephant.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byMartin Wood
Produced byLeanne Arnott
Written byRobert C. Cooper
Music byMichael Richard Plowman
CinematographyMichael Storey
Edited byBrad Rines
Edge Entertainment
Distributed byPeace Arch Entertainment
Release date
  • April 20, 2001 (2001-04-20) (Canada)
Running time
95 minutes

The Impossible Elephant is a 2001 Canadian adventure comedy film directed by Martin Wood and written by Robert C. Cooper.[1] The film premiered at the Sprockets Toronto International Film Festival for Children in April 20, 2001 and was later released on home media by the distributor Peace Arch Entertainment.


A boy named Daniel, whose mother has recently passed away, wishes upon a star for an elephant. His wish comes true when one appears in his clubhouse, much to the disapproval of his father. When they bring it to a zoo, they find out that the elephant is sick and will be shipped to San Diego to be taken care of. When attempting to help his adopted pet escape, with the help of his friend Gilbert, they realize the elephant possesses the ability to fly.



The production design was done by Kathleen Climie, and the movie was filmed in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.[citation needed] The soundtrack was created by Michael Richard Plowman.[2]


It has a 25% user rating out of 173 user reviews on Rotten Tomatoes with an average rating of 2.9/5.[3] Ken Eisner of Variety called the film a "more-than-serviceable kidpic that makes good use of real and mechanical pachyderms to whip up a boy’s-own tale of a magical Dumbo loose in the ‘burbs."[4]


The film won the Best Feature Film award at the Toronto Sprockets International Film Festival for Children in 2001, while director Wood and screenwriter Cooper were nominated at the Gemini Awards for "Best Direction in a Children's or Youth Program or Series" and "Best Writing in a Children's or Youth Program or Series" respectively.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "The Impossible Elephant (2001)". BFI. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  2. ^ "Impossible Elephant, the-".
  3. ^ "The Impossible Elephant (2001)". Rotten Tomatoes. Apr 20, 2001. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  4. ^ Eisner, Ken (May 22, 2002). "The Impossible Elephant". Variety. Retrieved 27 July 2018.

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