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Long Ago and Far Away; Uncle Elephant


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Long Ago and Far Away
Uncle Elephant
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Long Ago and Far Away captures the spirit of children's literature in a weekly series showcasing international television programs of classic and contemporary children's books, folktales, and fairy tales. The animated and dramatic productions recall the magic of storytelling. Series release date: 1988

Program Description

A wistful young elephant sits in his room, mourning the disappearance of his parents at sea. Enter Uncle Elephant, with "more wrinkles than the sky has stars," who bids the boy to "come out of this dark place; come and visit me." With tricks, stories and songs, the irrepressible old elephant introduces his nephew to a world full of hope and wonder. As the bond between them grows, the nephew recovers from his grief. The finale is a surprise to all.



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Chicago: “Long Ago and Far Away; Uncle Elephant,” 08/23/1991, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 24, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E3E76EA00BFA4A24BB2664DC04322F39.
MLA: “Long Ago and Far Away; Uncle Elephant.” 08/23/1991. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 24, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E3E76EA00BFA4A24BB2664DC04322F39>.
APA: Long Ago and Far Away; Uncle Elephant. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E3E76EA00BFA4A24BB2664DC04322F39
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